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Wild Bobcat Long Jumps With Ease Over Water

February 1st, 2021

Nature has a habit of surprising us. Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, get out of the city and spend time with mother nature. These guys who were out fishing for some blue crab when out of nowhere, a Bobcat appeared and delivered a shocking display of athleticism.

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Bobcats are elusive and nocturnal.

So to see one out in the day is definitely a cool treat. Thank the heavens for modern day cellphones and cameras. The Bobcat can be seen walking across the weir until it got to the opening of the low dam. You know how domestic cats leap from a squatting position all the way up to the top of a wall?

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Well this is similar, except ten times cooler.

The guy has his camera trained on the Bobcat who at this point had already crouched down, getting its breathing right and flexing its muscles for what it was about to do next. Forget the crabs for awhile!

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Even the other guys stopped whatever it was they were doing. And it was all worth it because the Bobcat, from its crouched position, explodes with so much power and clears the huge gap of the weir with one awesome jump. This cat doesn’t skip leg day.

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The boys couldn’t believe their luck.

Now it wasn’t just the big gap it cleared. The Bobcat decided to show off, springing off each spaced expanse on the other end three times. It was so effortless for this powerful creature. You can bet it’s jumped greater distances before.

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No sweat.

The Bobcat doesn’t even care as it walked in to the bushes leaving the men shocked at what they’ve just witnessed. Even the cat’s online viewers were impressed,

He made it look like it was easy. I think he could’ve jumped even longer.

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You bet it could.

Lynx Rufus are rarely spotted by humans but they can thrive in a variety of habitats. Swamps, forests, deserts, and even small towns are places this cool cat can live in. They hunt by stealth, preying on rabbits, squirrels, mice, and sometimes bigger animals

A Bobcat can cover ten feet in a single leap.

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Bobcats are solitary creatures and while they are around twice the size of a house cat, they don’t back away from hunting snakes and lizards. These guys can run up to 48kph. They are built for the hunt.

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Like another viewer said,

“With such beauty and finesse — that’s quite a distance — what a magnificent sight — to watch such athleticism.”

These guys were only planning on catching crabs that day with a few beers ready, but the Bobcat came out to remind them that the local wildlife are not to be taken lightly.

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Get out of the city. Leave that stressful job for a week, drive to your favorite music and just wait and see what nature has in store. All it takes is a leap of faith.

Watch this bobcat’s unbelievable leap below!

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Source: YouTube, Bobcat, National Geographic

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