This truly impressive bobcat leaped across the pier for what seems like an endless time to safely land on the other side.
Bobcats take being a cat to a whole another level. Sure, they are elusive and nocturnal like their domesticated counterpart but these guys are much rarer to spot during the day. It is even rarer to see these beautiful creatures perform their acrobatic endeavors in front of us. We found a video that was captured on camera in Pecan Island, Louisiana, where this truly impressive bobcat leaped across the pier for what seems like an endless time to safely land on the other side.
It's truly a spectacular move and even though felines have a natural agility that humans can only dream of, it's still worth multiple watches. The bobcat is first seen getting into a cool and composed position as he focuses on his target. It then jumps effortlessly and lands on the other side in just one single leap. The distance is not a short one and it didn't flinch even for a second. It was truly a graceful sight to watch.
Wild Bobcat Makes This Huge Leap Over The River Seem Effortless And The Video Goes Viral https://t.co/IqP03obPC6— talkmoreblog (@ClementBenjam14) May 15, 2020
The danger involved is easily noticeable but the bobcat makes it look like an everyday occurrence. It leaps across the water without a fuss and continues to do so across several more piers. Lauren Serieys, a wildlife biologist at the University of Cape Town was contacted by Bored Panda as they wanted to learn more about the long-distance jumpers. The outlet revealed that according to Serieys, who is also project coordinator at Urban Caracal Project, these bobcats can easily jump across several meters, and many smaller cats that are around their size can also do it.
Bobcat (Lynx rufus) is named for its bobbed tail. These shy cats can leap ten feet from camouflaged hiding places when hunting after dark. Think about a bobcat before using rodenticide – it can poison wild carnivores that eat mice and rats. #WildlifeWednesday #WorldCatDay pic.twitter.com/0FNqhy47vu— marinparks (@marinparks) August 8, 2018
Looking at this particular sight, she commented that “the bobcat is trying to avoid getting wet, and given what agile athletic animals they are, jumping across the bridge is not too difficult.” There may have even been the chance of spotting some prey on the other side for the cat.
“We’ve seen bobcats hunting near water for waterfowl, so perhaps it was hunting nearby and trying to get from one side of the water to the other,” she added. Other large cats are also great climbers and jumpers. They can leap across long distances without breaking a sweat. The big cats are often noted for leaping across tributaries and ponds. Lauren said that “if they are jumping across something, their leap can reach 6 meters.”
People were astonished after watching this video. One user wrote: We were just out fishing for blue crab in Pecan Island, LA, and this bobcat came out across the pier. I grabbed my phone thinking he was about to get wet, but he surprised us all." Now that's lucky when you get to bear witness to such a stunning sight. Another commenter wrote: "That bobcat is a gymnast" while yet another added: "What's interesting to me is that while it's an impressive jump, its body language is that of a little hop."