Melanie Hill was trying to take pictures of bears in her yard. Imagine her surprise when stunning images of a bobcat appeared on the trail camera instead!
With black bear activity occurring in her Boulder, Colorado neighborhood, Melanie Hill decided to set up a motion-activated trail camera in hopes of capturing some action.
Hill, the director of communications for the WILD Foundation, is no stranger to animals. But the sight of a bobcat left her speechless.
“After looking through thousands of pictures of squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, deer, etc., I was beyond excited to find this series of bobcat images!” she wrote on Reddit. “I got this camera trap to document the bear activity in our yard, so I was incredibly surprised to see this regal bobcat casually stroll through!”
Bobcats are not rare in this part of the country, but to capture them in such splendid and up-close detail certainly is.
Sure beats a black bear any day of the week!
Photos: Melanie Hill