Unexpected visitors can be welcome or frowned upon, it usually just depends on your disposition! When it comes to babies or animals, though, you have no say in the matter. They will interrupt anything you are doing without a care in the world. One family was greeted by some unexpected guests recently and it wasn’t the baby kind!
Kathy Maniscalco lives in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and she had a chance encounter.
There are some creatures that are a bit more reluctant to be seen than others. For some reason, cats seem to be some of the most reclusive and solitary animals on the planet. Not your domesticated, yarn chasing cats, either. It’s the big ones that are usually the best at staying hidden.
Outside her home in New Mexico, Kathy witnessed one of these cats.
Bobcat mama with 3 of 5 kittens on our wall. John took this one. Awesome! ❤️😺This might be a future painting!!!
In an incredible display, Kathy was visited by a mother bobcat and a litter of babies! While bobcats aren’t the rarest big cats in the world (that title belongs to the Amur leopard), they are incredibly uncommon to see in the wild.
While Kathy watched, the family came right into her yard and sat down on her porch!
With the family so close to the home, she was able to witness the wild cats’ feeding routine. Mama bobcat plopped down on the cool stone porch, seemingly content to let her little ones feed! She probably was ready for a rest and decided this was a good place as any to get her babies some food.
The babies jockeyed for position while mama just sat around.
In typical mom fashion, this animal mom was a bit over all her kids fighting. She didn’t try to stop them or anything like that, she just laid there, chilling. At a certain point in the video, it almost looks like she is aware she is being watched through the screen door but isn’t bothered enough to care.
After the daytime meal, the kittens got to work playing.
Even more incredible, after the family had their midday meal, they got into some serious play! It was all captured on video, allowing a beautiful look into an elusive family. After watching a bit, everyone soon realized that there was more than just three kittens! While the three that were eating were in sight, the other two were climbing and playing in the rafters!
It isn’t every day that you see something as incredible as this.
With bobcats being so uncommon, you don’t see things like this every day. Kathy and her family are thankful that she was able to witness such an incredible act of nature and a loving mama. She wrote in response to the event:
“We’re still amazed we got so much footage through the windows!”
The bobcat family took a quick nap and was back to their adventuring.
After a meal, nap, and some playtime, everyone was ready to carry on with their adventure. Mama bobcat got some much-needed rest and Kathy’s family got to see something incredible. Nature is always the best entertainment – sometimes we just need to be reminded of its beauty.
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