Black Bobcat? (Finally got an Answer)

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  1. predator1

    predator1 12 pointer

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    Debated whether or not to post this. But what the heck. Pretty sure this is a black bobcat I captured on my trail camera the other night. If it is in fact a black bobcat. What’s the odds I captured it on trail camera and no one can capture a Mtn lion? Especially considering there are only 12 other documented black bobcats on record. I’ve included a pick of skunk for size and placement comparison.

    edit: Added a couple more pics below for size comparison. The night and daytime pics are of the same dogs. Even the Australian Shepard looks way smaller at that distance. Put a truck photo in as well.

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  2. Ataulbe1

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    My guess would be a black bobtailed cat, doesn't look very big. Just my guess.... Who knows. You should kill it and find out.
     
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  3. muddhunter

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    Looks like a pug dog to me.
     
  4. Trapper Delk

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    I agree looks to small for bobcat
    A bobcat legs would be longer even for a small one
     
  5. bowhunter269

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    I'd bury some steel near that tree !
     
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  6. predator1

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    It may be just a cat. It’s worth noting too that the camera is 10ft up a tree and the skunk is at least 10-15ft closer to camera. The angle down will make legs look shorter. I’ve had some funny looking deer waddle thru. Lol
     
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  7. predator1

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    Adding photos for size comparison. Can’t say for certain if it’s a bobcat or just a bob tailed cat. However, if it’s a house cat, it’s giant one.

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  8. CRFmxracer

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    I could see it being a cat or bobcat either way. The bobcat I had walk up to me at 10ft during gun season was about that size. But, in regards to the mtn lion comment, there’s 12 black cats on record in the entire country I’m assuming. I’d say if there are lions in ky it’s a number less than 12 so that explains the lack of evidence
     
  9. Trapper Delk

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    Put a trap in next to that tree and prove us wrong ... Not first time I've been wrong
     
  10. Trapper Delk

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    What's that in day time picture with the dog it's bout that size it's black that could be it. I run 10 cameras in deer season things just look weird some times
     
  11. predator1

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    That 12 cats ever, entire North American region, last 100 years. Definitely way more Mtn Lions that. I’ve got no doubt Mtn lions have passed thru here. What I don’t think is that we have resident Mtn lions and no one get it on camera. But, it may not be bobcat. Just a strong case that it could be. Still more proof that it “may exist” than an eye witness account.
     
  12. predator1

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    There are two dogs in the pic. One is an Australian sheperd. The other is Rottweiler mix. Next to the big oak tree, dead center, is a car tire. It may not be a black bobcat. But there is enough there to make a good argument for it. As for trapping it, I’m working on getting someone up there to try and see.
     
  13. Ancient Shawnee Indian Lore states that the sighting of a black Bobcat was a bad omen. Any warrior able to snare or kill the black cat would posses big medicine for all of his days. But of course the Shawnee were afraid to settle long term in Kaintuc for fear of many bad things not just black cats. They would venture in, hunt, and then return back north of the Ohio. See if you can capture the Kitty.
     
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  14. HuntressOfLight

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    My guess is that it could be a "wood cat". At least, that's what my father explained to me I once witnessed long ago, during the wee hours of the morning in Florida. I have seen such only one time.

    It came out of the woods under a full moon and into the light, crossing a street into a parking lot, briefly, before heading back into the woods. It was blackish brown, best that I could ascertain. What immediately drew my attention was its walk, being quite different from any other cats of its size.

    It's shoulders were muscular, as were its legs, and its front legs and paws turned slightly inward, as it slowly strode closer to me. It was muscular all over, thick while lean, but small in stature compared to other wild cats; however, it dwarfed regular domestic cats. Bobbed tail, thick fur and head, oddly shaped it was. He told me that I had witnessed a hybrid.

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