these feline predators but they inhabit the forests and chaparral within and surrounding the town Truckee.
coming out of cover...on the stalkThey are more easily seen now because of the snow on the ground. During summer and fall they are well camouflaged amongst the foliage and ground-cover.
This bobcat is a Lynx rufus not a Lynx lynx. The former's range is here in the US while the latter is found predominately from the Canadian border north. It was stalking a hare; but its was pre-empted in its quest when a hawk swooped-down through the trees and picked-up the hapless hare.
This series of images was photographed in Truckee in resident Ellie Hyatt's back-yard forest. She lives at about 6300' elevation northwest of NorthStar ski resort's Mount Pluto.
Oh well! ...after the raptor appeared and lifted-off its prey