Our three-year-old California grandson dubbed one “Cat-bob” after he and our daughter watched it stalk mice in the field near their home. She had sent me a few snapshots, but bobcats are furtive; close-up pics are hard to come by.
So when she sent me one of these photos, all taken by Dee Dee Kim at the nearby Santa Lucia Preserve (Carmel, California), I was thrilled and thankful—and even more so once I heard the story:
These three lolled on Dee Dee’s back deck as the mother bobcat ate a mouse—a mouse that the nursing mama cat had pulled from a POISON-FREE trap.
Think about that.
Rodenticides (rodent poisons) travel through the food web and kill or sicken dogs and cats, as well as bobcats, raptors, cougars and other wild species—animals who help control rodents naturally .
The same animals who inspire three-year-olds (and us who love them) to stand near wild fields and watch with anticipation and awe.
“But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.”
—1 Thessalonians 2:7