Bobcat vs Shark: Photographer wins

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has shared an account of an amazing encounter between a bobcat and shark. The shark, believed to be an adult Atlantic Sharpnose, just about became supper for a very bold big cat, further confirmed by biologists, to be indeed, a very large bobcat.

This is what the organization posted to Facebook yesterday, sharing the pretty impressive image taken by John Bailey.

What do you call a wildcat fishing for shark? One mighty brazen bobcat! This is a tale (no insult intended to the bobbed bobcat tail) of prey upon prey upon prey. John Bailey, who took this amazing picture, spotted a bobcat staring into the water at Sebastian Inlet State Park last evening while he was taking a stroll. He realized the cat was transfixed on a shark feeding on smaller fish. Suddenly, the bobcat leaped into the water atop the shark and dragged it ashore! Bailey took the photo and the cat dropped its catch and ran into the forest. Thanks to John Bailey for sharing this amazing picture of the two that got away!”

And, if you still don’t believe this tale about the ones that got away, you can read more from the commission here.

Photo John Bailey/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission/Facebook


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