A handsome bobcat!

Allen Vinson spotted this handsome bobcat recently, strolling through the grasses.

The bobcat is looking right at Allen! This looks like a big bobcat. I think it's interesting to know that the markings on each bobcat's coat is unique to itself, just like our fingerprints are to us.

Here's a photo Allen took some years ago, a favorite of mine. You can see the tufted ears quite clearly in this photo, and a douglas iris in the background.

Bobcats can be seen fairly often hunting for gophers and other tasty rodents in meadows on the Mendonoma coast.

Thanks to Allen for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see more of Allen's nature photography, here is his website: http://allenvinson.smugmug.com/