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Baby Bobcats Climb Into Treestand with Deer Hunter

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KMEG14 News

One Iowa hunter gets unexpected visitors when three baby bobcats make a playground out of his treestand.

The beginning of bow season gets most deer hunters excited. That was certainly the case for Wendell Van Beek. Van Beek caught glimpse of more than just a few deer one morning.

As he was sitting in his stand, a bobcat family came into view along with a few deer. It was a short few minutes later that he had not one, not two, but three baby bobcats playing around in his treestand with him.

Van Beek is a bow hunter from Sioux Center, Iowa. Hunting in the Northwest corner of the state, bobcats aren’t exactly rare. What is rare, however, is when they climb into your stand and hang out.

Often the target of bowhunters, these baby bobcats instead were shot with a camera phone by the quick-thinking Van Beek.

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According to KMEG14 News, Van Beek said the bobcat kittens were behaving like most other kittens. They were rubbing up on his legs and playing around. The mother stayed on the ground below the stand, voicing her frustration with her mischievous kittens.

“I had an old wooden ladder that was going up to the blind and they were swinging on there just like they were monkey bars and just playing around and watching me. It was quite an experience.”

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Baby Bobcats Climb Into Treestand with Deer Hunter