I agree it's very interesting. I wish the lady would give us an update on it's travels more often. I just talked to Skiddy the other day, he's not heard a thing. The bobcat has been wearing the collar since Christmas, and only 1 "map" so far. The collar is supposed to send out a signal every 48 hours.
There's a good bit of information in those pictures, let's go up and start with the coyote picture, he's the one that messed up the snow first. Starting with the coyote, those are consecutive pictures, and the timer is pretty much correct too.
Notice how the coyote was trotting out the road, caught wind of the lured rocks, stopped, farted around and went to check it out.
Then the late evening picture of the bobcat (Clark) going between the rocks. Looks like he spent 5 hours below the road.
Pictures at 10:41 and 10:43, you can see how he tinkered around in the road. Then it looks like he spent about 5 hours above the road, guess he made a little circle hunting.
Notice where it jumped off the road bank at 3:58, then walked to the first rock, there are extra tracks there, maybe took a pee?
Now, notice where he's walking in his exact same tracks, about 25 hours difference.
At 7:53 the coons come into the picture, look at 7:54, notice the little speck just above the twig on the left edge of the picture, that's Clark's eyeball.
At 7:54, just reading their body language, both of them are in a kind of defensive mode. Notice the tracks behind the bobcat, looks like he made a hop toward the coon, then maybe had second thoughts. I guess it would depend on how hungry the bobcat would be, but he's been around long enough to know that the coon isn't just going to roll over on it's side and kick a little bit like a rabbit.
I think that is the smaller coon, from the pictures above, but it's going to put up a fight.
Now look at the picture timed 8:03, for 8 minutes they were out of the camera. Look at "Ole Clark", his head is down, tail tucked in. I about halfway think that he got his butt kicked.
Next time I'm up on the mountain, I'll get us a picture of the ground above the road. There are dozens of holes in the rocks, big enough for a coon to get into, within 30 feet of the road. Plus the trees.
And the very next picture is a coon crossing the road. I forget 15 minutes or so behind the bobcat ?
There were 3 or 4 more coon pictures before the picture of my dog, that I didn't add.
I'll add one more comment and I know you guys will agree with this. Look at the last coon picture and the picture of my dog, and look at the number of tracks total. The tracks show up better in the coon picture. A lot of folks would go out that road and think, this place is infested with coons and bobcats. A lot of people wouldn't notice the coyote track, being snowed in, or if they did couldn't ID it.
But we know for a fact there was only 1 bobcat, only 1 coyote and 2 coons for sure. Could have been more than 2 coons?
If. If I'd known what all had went on at this camera, I'd have tracked the coon and bobcat up the side of the mountain 50 or 100 yards, just to see what did happen. But in my opinion, the coon got away from the bobcat. There was no blood or hair, and I can't see any signs of a fight. Something happened for 8 minutes, and we'll never know for sure.
Edited by redsnow (02/11/19 07:48 AM)