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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday Wildlife in Arizona!

Kitties!

Mommy Trish here, reporting from Sedona, Arizona!

I can only IMAGINE how much trouble I'm in at home with The Horde...and it's not gonna get any better after they see this post, because it's all NOT about them.

Instead, here's some wildlife from my Mom & Dad's yard in Tucson.  The Sonoran Desert has almost three times as much rain than the Mohave (where Las Vegas is) and has a lot more plants and animals.
Mr. Roadrunner--meep meep!

An anonymous orb weaver.

Bobcat kitten settling into the hose pot for a snooze...this is in their front yard!

Kitten #2 at the base of the Palo Verde tree in front.

And strolling along the rocks by the sidewalk.

Kitten #3 was busy climbing the tree.

Mama must have been around, unless she parked the kittens while she went hunting--she's done that before--but my Mom didn't see her with them.  They are already larger than Johnny!


53 comments:

  1. Oh wow, you're in Arizona! I've always wanted to go to Sedona and Flagstaff. You're parents' yard and wildlife are wonderful! Enjoy your time there! I'm sure the kitties miss you!

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  2. See, you just can't get away from the Kittehs.

    You know, I bet just ONE a them Bobcat kittens could keep all 13 of your crew in line pretty good. Even The Baby, MOL.

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  3. Bugs! Come quick! (Where is he.) Bugs!! Bugs to Bean: I am NOT scared. I''m on the phone. Go away.

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  4. Great pics! Pawsum! Thanks fur sharing these wif us. We hopes there is more. Purrs.

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  5. We are supporting the abandoned 13 and refuse to comment on this post even if it does include cute bobcats and tasty fast food. We demand your instant return and will not be commenting until you do.
    By royal decree.
    Punapippuri, King Kitty Cat of Finland (North)

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  6. meaning you had a mini zoo there?? pawsome!!!

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  7. At least it's pretty sure that you won't be bringing home any of those bobcat kittens!

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  8. Uh, Mom Trish? DONT bring THAT kitteh home...

    Roadrunner, OK...

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  9. Whoa, a real live roadrunner! Cool! Those kittens are so cute, but I'm sure I would not like to meet them in a dark alley.

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  10. very nice! real outside kitties! no guilt about those cats making a living in the rough - they got the skills to make it happen!

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  11. My huwoman says the Sonoran Desert is her favorite. George

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  12. Wow! Your own bobcat kittens? Pawesome! I'd like to adopt one. May I? purrr....meow!

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  13. Wow, they are beautiful. Are there lots of them wandering around? Are they friendly? Awwwwww :)xx

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  14. Hi there, I'm new to your blog. Are those WILD bobcat kittens?? I can't believe they're just walking around the house!!! I'm from Australia and we have no native wild cats unfortunately :o(
    Cute blog! Would love it if you'd come and visit me and my cats at mine some time :o)
    www.thepurrdiaries.blogspot.com
    Sarah x

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  15. Bobcats...in the front yard! I suppose you can't just walk out and pet them but are they aggressive in anyway? They look absolutely stunning.

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  16. Wow! what beauties! We have nothing like that. Yes I was wondering whether they were aggressive?

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  17. Bigger Than My Hero Johnny ?
    How many cats food do they have ?

    PS : I think the last kiiten looks so cool

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  18. Whoa! I've never seen a real roadrunner. And those bobcats are cool!

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  19. A road runner! I've never ever ever ever ever seen a non-cartoon road runner!! AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! How gorgeous!!!! Yay!

    Aww but those beautiful stunning bobcats!!! They're stunning!! Yay!!!


    p.s. after yesterday's post, me and Charlie think you should get lots of nip for Salem. Or watch your back. Ahem. Just saying! LOL!

    Take care
    x

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  20. oh that is so very cool. Those bobcat kittens are so precious.

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  21. How amazing and wonderful to see bobcats in your very own yard!

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  22. A serious question from the mom: How do the humans in general get along with the wildlife (specifically the bobcats) being *right there*? Here many would be up in arms, some would be ready to shoot to kill, others would be locking their children in the house, fearful. Happens with coyotes and bears in our region and too many times the four-leggeds are killed outright, under some trumped up excuse.

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  23. Oh my gosh, the bobcats are amazing!!!

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  24. I'd be scadaddaling if I was that roadrunner.

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  25. Absolutely amazing! And what great photography. That last picture is especially stunning.

    It's great that you got the opportunity to get so up-close and personal with the wildlife. It must make your trip all the more memorable.

    I'm sure The Horde will survive!

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  26. Those bobcats are gorgeous and so are your pictures. The only interesting wildlife we get around her are bears and we tend to stay very far away from them when they are nearby.

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  27. Those bob cats are really stunning. They probably don't bother humans as long as the humans don't bother them. I certainly wouldn't feed them. I imagine the grandparents really enjoy watching them. Great pictures.

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  28. Darling!!!! Look at those big ole paws they have to grow into! And I love those big tufted ears!

    Ok mom, that's enough with the squee!
    Round us up a flock of roadrunners and we'll be eternally grateful! Plus, those tail fevvers look like fun to play with when the bird is all nommed up.

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  29. The bobcats are beautiful but I would not want them near me. I am a scaredypants goat.

    The publicist fondly remembers the roadrunners from when she and the male person where traveling around in their fifthwheel and they stayed in New Mexico and Arizona.

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  30. That is absolutely amazing how very wonderful to have those gorgeous creatures so very close. Mum was in raptures at the pictures. Hugs GJ xx

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  31. meep meep!! Those kittens are adorable.....

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  32. What beautiful kittens! If you are in Sedona and they are in Tucson, did you get to see them? Our mommy would try to pet one.

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  33. That's one smart mama Bobcat leavin' the wee ones at your mum's house! My GAWD aren't they just adorable!! Great shots too!

    I must say I'm so happy to see the Roadrunner. I used to see them all the time at my grandma's house in Bullhead but it's so over developed now you hardly ever see them! :( We used to hunt for horny toads too when we were little, so much fun.

    Great post T!

    xoxo
    That Woman

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  34. MOL Mama Tish...You are a devoted Mom to the horde 360 days a year...they will get over it as soon as you walk in the door.
    What a great set of pictures...the bobcat is amazing.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  35. Incredible! Now my backyard sure looks boring!

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  36. How cool to be so close to such wild wildlife.

    Beautiful photos..

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  37. Stunning animals!!
    I had no idea they came in so close to homes. I suppose it's like everywhere else..they've no where to go.

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  38. Wow! You have some very interesting wildlife there. I live in England and didn't even realise a roadrunner is a real bird, I just thought it was a cartoon! Excuse my ignorance.

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  39. Amazing pictures! Those little bob cat kittens are so cute. Pretty bird too. Hugs

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  40. You left kitties only to be surrounded by wild kitties!!!

    It would be cool to see them so close.

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  41. Wow! More kitties to adopt! When you took in CC & Scouty, they were only 2. Here's 3 kitties! And we're pretty sure they would make Scouty look like a tame cuddle bug. The mom lived in Phoenix for a couple years & never saw any bobcat kittens - she is SO jealous!

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  42. Beautiful bobcat babies! We know of a woman who found a bobcat cub on the side of the road on her way to Whistler and thought it was a domestic kitten... brought it home ,bottle fed it and it grew and grew and grew...

    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  43. Some of us received an email at work one time with pictures of a bobcat roaming around our division in Colorado. They are gorgeous cats.

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  44. We don't get many bobcats in Missouri. They're beautiful creatures. I'll bet the smallest one would fit in a suitcase. Well, you don't have one, yet?

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  45. These guys look amazingly cuddly. Granted, you're not going to catch me trying to cuddle them.

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  46. How cool is that??? We 'specially liked that roadrunner! We'd like to chase him like the wiley coyote does!!

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  47. Holy Bobkitten! Now Mom wants one!

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  48. Your paradice on earth is like ours!
    Mes loves to see wildlife in other places!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  49. Aren't they beautiful! I know they are wild but don't they look like you could just cuddle them? Gosh ~ they are sweet!
    xo Catherine

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  50. Oh my, I am catching up after not gtting to do my usual blog rounds yesterday and I'm so glad I didn't miss this - that last picture is just beautiful!!

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  51. These are such amazing photos. I LOVED Arizona when I visited in April (and I spent two years illustrating a kids' book about Katie of the Sonoran Desert, so I know the flora and fauna well.) I wish I'd seen a roadrunner when I was there, but I did get to see a bobcat. The bobcat kittens are just gorgeous! (Okay, okay, not as gorgeous as the kitties of Katnip Lounge!)

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!