I was walking the creek bank, rounded a corner & stopped dead in my tracks. On the other side of the creek and a few yards away was a large shape. At first I thought it was a large dog due to the size and stance. Then realized it was a beautiful, healthy bobcat. Out in the open. I was totally surprised and thrilled. This is only my 2nd time to see one and 1st time to see one in the open.
Bobcat (Lynx rufus)