Watch a bobcat try to match wits with a drumming grouse and decide for yourself how far out of his league he is.
A cat chase a bird you say? What’s so special about that? Well, in the first few seconds of this video you’ll see one ‘cat’ that might just be in over his head.
Here’s a great trail camera video shared by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission that shows how wildlife has to try at all costs to survive.
There’s no doubt that the bobcat had learned where this grouse would be by its drumming as it came back again more than once. Ruffed grouse are well known escape artists and have evolved one of the most incredible ways of doing it that we’ve ever seen.
Was it as the post said and the bobcat was really only curious about the grouse? Possibly if it was only a juvenile, but cats and birds go together like sharks and minnows, and usually somebody gets eaten.
The NC Wildlife Resources Commission credited a Watauga County sportsman for sharing the video with them. Whatever the case, keep those trail cams in the woods and fields and keep sharing those pictures and videos!