On my way home from putting up my tree stand, I spotted several predators out along the road. The first was a bobcat that ran full tilt away from my truck. A mile or so further down the road, a coyote looked back over his shoulder at me and then barreled full speed up the hill as I slowed to put my glasses on him. These predators knew the threat of humans.
When I came upon a third predator crouched in the shade of a sycamore tree about five hundred yards away, I stopped to see what it was. At first glance I thought it was a coyote watching a jackrabbit. However, upon closer observation it turned out to be a bobcat. The cat looked at my truck and then at the rabbit. Although far away, it was uncomfortable about my presence. I took a couple photos and drove off.
Before long the rabbit departed and the cat turned its attention to something else – probably a squirrel.
When I finally left the scene he was still hunting.