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Unusual sighting #7566492 07/28/19 11:38 PM
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My daughter is house sitting in north San Antonio and sent me this photo. A neighbor out there took it. Not the best photo but all I have. The photo was taken just
outside of 1604 near NW Military. The neighbor went out and checked the track after it left and it was close to the size of his open hand. No bobcat made that.

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Originally Posted by HoldPoint
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Bobcat they got huge paws not as big as your hand but thats clearly a bobcat


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Average size of a bobcat track is around 1 1/2" X 1 3/4" and a mountain lion is about 4' X 3 1/2". This one was around 4". Mountain lions have been reported around Stone Oak with is just a few miles east of this one. Several time one has been seen at Eisenhower Park which is about a mile away. Last year one was seen around UTSA several times. I don't think that a bobcat has ever left a track this size.



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You may be right on the math but thats a bobcat

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A 4 wide track is typically a mountain lion...... that pic looks like a Bobcat to me.


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You can tell it is a Bobcat by its beard.


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I can't tell from the photo, y'all may be right. I asked my daughter to see if they could get a photo of the track with a ruler next to it. They also call a Game Warden about it.



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There is a HUGE difference between a mature lion track and a mature bobcat. While it is possible for there to be a lion in that area, that is a photo of a bobcat.
Back in the '60s, my hunting buddy and Medina County Game Warden, August Timmerman caught a lion at Helotes that was killing hogs, domestic ones. Ironically, Mr. Timmerman also hunted with my Grandfather in the '40s.
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Well the Bobcat people might be right. From a biologist for the state, "Most likely a bobcat" . But they want a photo of the track. Hopefully they can still find the right track.



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Originally Posted by Michael W.
Average size of a bobcat track is around 1 1/2" X 1 3/4" and a mountain lion is about 4' X 3 1/2". This one was around 4". Mountain lions have been reported around Stone Oak with is just a few miles east of this one. Several time one has been seen at Eisenhower Park which is about a mile away. Last year one was seen around UTSA several times. I don't think that a bobcat has ever left a track this size.


1 1/2 bobcat tracks? The hell kind of tiny bobcats you got in your neck of the woods?!

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One of a couple in my office. Some bigger ones in the ranch house.

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Average size of a bobcat track is around 1 1/2" X 1 3/4" and a mountain lion is about 4' X 3 1/2". This one was around 4". Mountain lions have been reported around Stone Oak with is just a few miles east of this one. Several time one has been seen at Eisenhower Park which is about a mile away. Last year one was seen around UTSA several times. I don't think that a bobcat has ever left a track this size.


1 1/2” bobcat tracks? The hell kind of tiny bobcats you got in your neck of the woods?!


Exactly, Unless its a kitten, Ive never seen one with prints that small. And that picture is clearly 100% a bobcat. I don't even see how someone could think it shows something else.


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No matter how much you WANT it to be anything other than a bobcat....IT IS A DANG BOBCAT!!!!!


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