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Posted: 10/10/2007 7:56:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 8:22:52 AM EST by StrkAliteN]
Definitely one of the coolest things I have ever witnessed 1st hand ( in referance to mother nature ).

Myself and 3 buddies were golfing the Legend Trails golf course ( north of phoenix / scottsdale approx 20 miles ).

It's a 'desert course' for the non golfers here: which means you basically have a golf course built in the middle of the desert. Just Fairways are grass / tee boxes and the greens. You can take 1 step off of the fairway and you are in the desert.

Anyway ... it was around 3:00 pm on Friday Oct. 5th and I was standing approx 10 feet off of the putting area / green and I saw some movement out of the corner of my eye. Keep in mind you have 4 human beings all 6 feet plus and 200lbs ea all within 100 feet ( 30 yards ) of the stalk and kill. I was the only one of the group who witnessed the entire stalk.

A bobcat was creeping the edge line where the grass borders the desert for approx 10-15 yards really slow and croutching and then in a split second went into a top speed sprint for about another 15 yards and then made a sharp right turn and nailed a rabbit that was maybe 5-8 feet off of the grass / in the desert. In a split second and a cloud of sand and dust the bobcat had the rabbit behind the head and neck area and casually just strolled away.

I have never seen a bobcat in the wild much less witness a stalk and kill and thought it was pretty cool.

I don't know if it was a juvenile bobcat or just a smaller species of bobcat. It looked like it would weigh approx 35lbs or so and was maybe 3 1/2 feet long ( not counting the tail ) and maybe 2 feet tall to the head area. It looked alittle smaller / more thin than what I envisioned one would look like. Excellent desert camo pelt on it also.

Seeing mother nature and one of her predators in action made a great trip even better.

Sorry no pics ... only had a golf club in my hand.

Click map 14 on the link below. I am pretty sure that is the hole / green I saw it on.

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Link Posted: 10/10/2007 7:59:13 AM EST

Saw a wild bobcat make a kill last weekend while golfing in Phoenix AZ


<Grammar Nazi> That's AMAZING! You saw a bobcat golfing in Phoenix? Did you get pictures/video? <Grammar Nazi>

Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:24:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:

Saw a wild bobcat make a kill last weekend while I WAS golfing in Phoenix AZ


<Grammar Nazi> That's AMAZING! You saw a bobcat golfing in Phoenix? Did you get pictures/video? <Grammar Nazi>



Fixt'r fer Hitler
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:28:07 AM EST
Scottsdale hires those bobcats to entertain the well-to-do's that frequent the course. Congrats, you saw a circus act.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:29:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 8:30:20 AM EST by Lester_Burnham]
Wow maybe OJ was onto something by looking for 'the real killer' there! Maybe the bobcat did it!

ETA: In seriousness though, cool story.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:32:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Biased_Observer:
Scottsdale hires those bobcats to entertain the well-to-do's that frequent the course. Congrats, you saw a circus act.


Living up to your screen name I see.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:35:59 AM EST
I saw my Doberman kill a wild bobcat once........it was pretty amazing.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:41:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:01:10 AM EST
I saw a big cat (do not know what kind) when I played out at The Duke in May of 2005. That was kind of cool.
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