“Our dog ran to the living room window and started barking. I saw what looked like a deer rolling down the hill. I started recording. Commentary courtesy of my lovely wife.”
It then switches to a video of a deer in the woods struggling to stand. At first, it’s unclear what has hold of the deer, until it finally jumps up and runs into the clearing with a bobcat in pursuit.
You can hear the man’s wife excitedly exclaim, “What is that? It is a bobcat. It is totally a bobcat!”
The footage cuts off as the bobcat lunges at the deer and then resumes with the cat trying to drag the dead deer away. It looks as if the bobcat is unable to move the deer through the thick snow. Neighbors end up toting the buck’s body back into the woods as the bobcat looks on.
Despite their small size in comparison with deer, bobcats are known to take down adult deer. In fact, a simple Google search will provide numerous video examples of bobcats attacking and killing adult deer, usually by biting and holding on to their throats.
Stephanie Mallory is a mom, a hunter and Realtree’s PR Coordinator. She’s here to deliver an insider’s look at the outdoor business and give her opinion on all things outdoors—whether you asked for it or not.