I’d been trekking through mud and bugs for a few miles, when I decided I’d take the trail just a little further before turning back. That’s when I crossed paths with two bobcat kittens. I was able to capture a few photos of one of the kittens in action — rolling in the sun like any cat would on a sunny late morning.
Second to the very, very uncommon Florida panther, the whiskered bobcat is probably the most elusive mammal to sight at Myakka River State Park. I startled one of the secretive, solitary predators while I was biking back in January, and this week I crossed these clear tracks in the wet sand.