The mascot for the school where I teach is the bobcat. I went many years without ever having seen a bobcat in the wild but in the past decade or so, B and I have spotted several down at the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge.
At Thanksgiving, we went down there with our "kids" who were all in town. We were just telling those in our truck that we have seen bobcats out on the sand spit, when.....
there was one!
It sat in the late afternoon sun, posing for us for quite a while.
Then moved on.
What a pretty kitty!