There’s A Spot On This Man’s Roof That Bobcats Use As A Shelter To Give Birth, So He Set Up A Camera

Everyone has different reactions to seeing wild predatory animals nearby, for some, it could cause alarm and fear – but for this Arizona man it stirred up curiosity. Reddit user littlebill246 of Tucson, Arizona has been living at his current address for the past two years and has observed the yearly return of some sharp-tooth tenants residing on his roof. The first year a mother bobcat and her bobkittens – which he assumes she gave birth to there – took shelter in the cavers of his roofing.

The following year, one of the babies appeared to have returned with her own litter, returning to the safe nesting area. To share the adorable bobcat activities with the world, the man set up a camera on the roof and the result is too cute!

Bobcats keep returning to this Arizona man’s roof to give birth to their bobkittens, so he set up a camera and caught some adorable action

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The man shared the video on Reddit along with some background on the visitors

In the video, the babies discover the camera and begin to investigate

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Image credits: littlebill246

Bobcats are solitary predators and will mark territories anywhere from 1 to 18 square miles in size, by scratching on or excreting upon trees. Females tend to be more aggressive towards intruders, particularly other females. On their land, the typical bobcat will set up at least two or three different shelters. The most frequently used of these shelters is the “natal” den, which is most often set in a cave or rocky, cave-like opening which the cats fill with dead plants for bedding. Multiple shelters allow mother bobcats to move their bobkittens around and throw off their scent to predators.

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Image credits: littlebill246

Image credits: littlebill246

Bobcats are solitary, elusive and nocturnal animals who can inhabit diverse climates such as forests, swamps, and deserts, but increasingly these animals have been sighted living in some cities and suburban neighborhoods. “We’ve got cats sleeping under roadways [and] hunting on golf courses,” biologist Julie Golla said in a video for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service.

Image credits: littlebill246

Image credits: littlebill246

Image credits: littlebill246

Watch the full video here



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People loved that he shared the curious kittens

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