Saturday, March 05, 2016

Bobcat Encounter

You might not be able to see them, but there are two guys in this video. The bobcat didn’t see them, which is a testament to the power of camouflage, and the fact that they didn’t move a muscle. The bobcat is a bit startled to see them, then confused, then thinks about it, and decides this party is just too awkward. 

According to the original, longer video, Toby and Shad were out hunting coyotes in southeast Oregon when the bobcat found them. This segment was given to the company that sells the camouflage. From the way it looks, you have to imagine the bobcat seeing human faces floating among the foliage, and nothing else. (via reddit)


MuddyValley said...

Same thing happened to me, but no camo involved. I stepped around a bush in a light mist (very little sound made from walking) and we both froze at about the same distance as in your video. I just had normal clothes on. After about a minute or two of staring at each other, I moved & it was gone in a flash. It clearly saw me, but because I wasn't moving probably wasn't sure what was going on & was curious.

Miss Cellania said...

That's both fascinating and terrifying!

Barbwire said...

I'm sure the bobcat could smell them. It must have been really confused not to see them as well.