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This Desert Life: Mountain lion chases bobcat up 45' saguaro cactus - AMAZING photos!!!

The photos and story take place in Gold Canyon, AZ.  Look at the last photo, and you'll see a roofline.  This drama took place in a subdivision of site built homes!  (I wish Curt had gotten a few photos of the Mountain Lion that chased the Bobcat up the Saguaro!)

Mike in Tucson

bobcat in cactus Here in the desert, we have quite different wildlife than most of the U.S. 

These photos and story were forwarded to me today; just AMAZING!!!  Enjoy!

Several of us received an email from a neighbor and friend, Linda Shank, containing a cell phone shot of a bobcat on top of a saguaro that she spotted near her home in Gold Canyon , Arizona.   

Luckily, one of the people she contacted is an accomplished photographer, Curt Fonger, also of Gold Canyon and he scored a set of pictures worthy of National Geographic.   

az wildlife photosBobcats are a fairly common sight here, but more likely roaming the washes, snoozing on our patios or gazing through our windows.   

Reports are that Big Kitty eventually climbed back down... probably looking for some tweezers.  Rosemary

From Curt:  Yesterday morning - a friend called and informed me that a Mountain Lion had chased a Bobcat up a tall Saguaro and that it was still up there!!    So - with Camera and long lens - I dashed out and this was the result; a once in a life time "Kodak Moment." phoenix az wildlife photos

What a beautiful creature.  He was quite relaxed, at times napping - just waiting for an opportunity to come back down.  That Saguaro was 45- 50' in height.   I guess Mr. Mountain Lion didn't feel it was worth being "harpooned" by those long needles! 

My question:  Do you call the fire department to rescue your "kitty" from up in this tree...?  ;)

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