Curious bobcat family checks out tortoise burrow in Florida

Written by on July 14, 2015 in Critters vs Humans vs Critters - No comments

The Archbold Biological Station monitors all sorts of wildlife in the Everglades in south central Florida.

But motion sensor cameras recently zeroed in on a Gopher Tortoise burrow captured the charming comings and goings of bobcat family. Two baby bobcats check out the entrance and so does an older  bobcat.

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The video, which was recorded by Nicole White, a researcher who is authorized under a scientific collecting permit from the state of Florida, to film and handle the Gopher Tortoise.

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Her research is supported of the University of Georgia, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, and the Disney Conservation Fund.

 

Earlier this year, White also captured this fascinating look at a bobcat on the prowl. Be sure to wait for the impressive leap.

“A motion sensor research camera monitoring female Gopher Tortoise #256 captures a Bobcat hunting near the burrow entrance at Archbold. The Bobcat seems very interested in something but who knows what that might be. Bobcats have been reportedly visiting quite a few burrows lately. Watch the entire clip for an impressive demonstration of Bobcat hunting prowess!”

Photos Archbold Biological Station/Facebook

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