Landscaper Spots Bobcat on top of 45-Foot Tall Cactus


If you were to name the top five least comfortable places for a nap, you’d probably name a cactus as one of them.

Why, then, did a bobcat decide to lay down for a quick snooze atop a giant cactus?

A few photos were snapped of the bobcat on the massive cactus, and the internet needed to know more. Thankfully, the man who took the photos was able to elaborate a bit.

“I was notified by a friend of mine that had a landscape company that one of his workers had witnessed a mountain lion facing a bobcat in front of him,” the man who took the photos said in a video shared by The Dodo.

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“The bobcat had tried to escape the mountain lion and quickly scampered up the 45-foot tall saguaro cactus.”

It’s unclear why the mountain lion attacked the poor bobcat, but the bobcat wasn’t having any of it.

One theory is that the mountain lion was protecting her kittens.

A bobcat is no match for a mountain lion, and the bobcat knew it. So, he ran as far away as he could — to the top of a massive cactus.

“The mountain lion went around the bottom a couple times and snarled and growled and looked up at him,” the witness said. “And then ran back toward the mountain.

“When I got out there the bobcat was kind of lopped over the top of the cactus taking a nap,” he continued.

The threat of death apparently didn’t move the needle very much for this tuckered bobcat.

To get a better series of photos, the photographer clapped his hands to get the bobcat’s attention. “It woke up and kind of stretched and looked down at me.”

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The bobcat made sure that the coast was clear, staying at the top of the cactus for another six hours. Finally, it was time to get down.

“He looked around and stretched and launched himself into the air and landed on all fours like cats do. He didn’t get hurt,” the witness recalled.

After the bobcat left, the photographer checked the cactus for signs that the bobcat might be hurt.

He didn’t find any blood or fur, meaning the bobcat was completely fine after a much-needed nap on an apparently comfy cactus.

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