I just love that species name: lynx rufus. Sounds so regal and stately. Much better than "bobcat," which makes me think of a redneck biker.
I happened to see this svelte animal cross the road, not two feet in front of my beetle car, on my ride to work this morning. We both kind of surprised each other! He stepped into the road, we both noticed each other, I slowed down (luckily I was driving like an old lady), we looked at each other, and when he saw I had stopped, he finished loping across the road.
He was beautiful. This was my first bobcat encounter.
Learn more about bobcats here and here.