I guess I found the right place to go for bobcats! This one wasn't quite as permissive as the last one (this is cropped to about 25% of the original frame), but I saw it down another road as I crossed an intersection, so I squeezed my brakes really hard and (literally) screeched to a halt. (I need to adjust that brake again. . . .) I figured it would be gone by the time I grabbed my camera and sneaked back, but no, there it was still! It seemed much more interested in something I think it could smell that was in the opposite direction.
Now I suppose I need to see kittens.
The bobcat is a North American mammal of the cat family Felidae, appearing during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago . With 12 recognized subspecies, it ranges from southern Canada to northern Mexico, including most of the continental United States. The bobcat is an adaptable predator that inhabits wooded areas, as well as semidesert, urban edge, forest edges, and swampland environments. It remains in some of its original range, but local populations are vulnerable to extirpation.. more