October 6, 2022
Bobcat climbs a 40 foot high cactus in the Arizona Desert, to escape a mountain lion

Bobcat climbs a 40 foot high cactus in the Arizona Desert, to escape a mountain lion

When you run for your life, then no obstacle can quit you. Not even a thorny cactus. It showed it a bobcat that will became breakfast for a mountain lion.

The wildlife drama occurred in the Titan Saguaro Cactus in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. A place known because of its secular plants, with cactuses older than 300 years. Needless to say about their spikes what can grow up to 2 inches. And in spite of all of these impediments, the bobcat in some way managed to reach the top of a 40 foot plant. Thankfully, the whole scene was captured by the 69 years old photographer, Curt Fonger.

“A buddy called me at 7am saying one of his employees had actually seen a bobcat being chased by a mountain lion. It ran across the road in front of his vehicle and climbed a big saguaro cactus at the roadside, with the lion hot on its tail.’The lion didn’t pursue the bobcat up the cactus but circled the base,”he said.

“It searched for at the bobcat, growled several times, after that turned around and trotted back up from where it had come. The mountain lion possibly had cubs, the bobcat had actually invaded its territory and she gave chase to caution the bobcat not to come close to her young family. I was amazed that the bobcat got on such a high prickly perch,” the photographer included.

At some point the pet started to enjoy the sight. However, according to Curt, he remained there greater than six hours, till he considered it is safe enough to walk on the land once again.

“Although it might be common for a bobcat to escape among it is major predators, it is extremely uncommon to have actually witnessed such an event first hand. ‘I directly examined the base of the giant cactus after the bobcat had actually left … and there were only claw mark,” Curt also said.