This cute little bobcat came wandering up to our house about a month ago in the morning
while my brother and I were watching TV.
The little cat was only about 6" or 8" tall at the shoulder.
We think it was trying to drink the water we put outside for our pet cats.
The pictures are taken through glass windows.
Just wanted to share this picture of our VERY tame hummingbird
taking a drink off our deck in Redwood Estates. Enjoy!
Gordon and Lisa Ghelardi.
Mountain resident Christine Sprowl
Tetak saw this flock of turkeys on the day before Thanksgiving. They are either very brave, very stupid, or let's say trusting.
Photo by Christine Sprowl Tetak
The bobcat photograph was shot in our back yard that borders
Schulties Road, close to where it joins Old Santa Cruz Highway. This
guy (I'm assuming it's a male, but I haven't gotten that close!)
visits most days and likes to sit on the tree stump. I think this
gives him a better view for hunting field mice. He won't let me get
close enough to fill the frame, so for Christmas my wife gave me a
wireless remote. This allows me to put the camera on a tripod,
pre-focus on the tree stump, and fire the shutter from the house. It
was shot with a Nikon D300 using an f2.8 80 - 200mm lens.
Photo by Paul Tumason
On my way out to my van this morning (December 3) at 7:05 am, I
saw this bobcat in our meadow, just sitting there.
It did not
seemed alarmed at my presence, but after a while it just
meandered around for a few minutes, allowing me to take a few
It went north, toward Summit Road, between my pole
shed and corral, which are directly across Summit from Timmus
Luckily I had a camera. I didn't have my telephoto lens
that I use for portraits at the studio, so these are as good as
I could get.
This proud buck was
in early November
by Rafael Riquelme
near 21030 Summit Road.
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority,
caught these mountain lions
in camera traps from the authority's
Catamount and Bald Peaks
in the Rancho Canada del Oro
Open Space Preserve.
This beautiful wildland preserve is located
between Loma Prieta and Calero Reservoir.
Photos, courtesy of Santa Clara
County Open Space Authority
Hello, I didn't have a mountain lion sighting, but I did
see a bobcat in my backyard. First time we have ever seen
one. I live in lower Redwood Estates near Holy City. It
was about 4 in the afternoon and I thought it was my grey
tabby. Then I noticed it only had half a tail, tufts on the
ears and a more stockier/muscular build than my tabby. I
don't think it was full grown, maybe an adolescent?
Yesterday had an opposum at my front door. I have not seen
one of those up here since we moved in 6+ years ago. I have
an extremely friendly skunk and her young skunk that will
actually let me pet them while they eat from the outdoor cat
food dish. In fact when I try to take the food dish away,
the momma skunk grabs the bowl and tries to keep me from
taking it away. It is quite cute.
Thanks for the great news all the time in the wonderful MNN
Boyona saw a mountain lion as she was driving south on
Spanish Ranch Road on October 21 at about 8 p.m. Later that
night she heard noises near her swimming pool on Spanish
Ranch but didn't see the mountain lion again.
On September 24 at approximately 9:00 a.m., I too had a mountain
lion sighting. The cub matches the description of the pictures in
the October issue of MNN. The cub was strolling southbound on Old
Santa Cruz Highway just a few yards from the Aldercroft Heights turn
That was not my first sighting. About six months ago I spotted
a cub along the northbound center divide of Highway 17 near
Montevina area. It may have been a victim of a hit and run.
A year prior to that, I spotted a deceased cub along the southbound
center divide in approximately the same vicinity. All sightings
matched the pictures in the October issue.
Michael and Ashley Testa
Two mountain lion cubs were sighted (and
photographed) on September 4 at the southwest end of lower Sky View
Terrace in Villa del Monte by Michael and Ashley Testa. The mother
was not seen. The cubs stayed for about ten minutes to have their
pictures taken, then disappeared.
If their mother is still alive, the cubs
could be many miles away. Mountain lions can have extremely large
territories, some up to one hundred square miles. If the cubs are
alone, their survival is doubtful.