Pedalling along Deer Lake Parkway bike path this morning on one of my frequent bike rides around Deer Lake Park, I heard a raucous “murder” of crows causing a real commotion ahead in the trees just off the roadside. Mobbing an owl? I wondered. Maybe another raptor the birds were taking exception to? Maybe an eagle?
Greeted with a loud chorus of caws, I stopped underneath the tree and looked up at the “lump” that was the centre of all that attention. Looking down at me was a bobcat.
People in cars driving by, people walking along the sidewalk all seemed oblivious to the cat and crow action above them.
And a few minutes later a Red-tailed Hawk also took a fly-by look at all the action. Despite all the fuss, the bobcat was remarkably relaxed.
So relaxed, in fact, that he/she even took a couple of power naps.
What a beautiful animal!
For more information on our local bobcats check out my earlier post on this Wild Cat in the City.