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My Bobcat and Me by TeaPhotography My Bobcat and Me by TeaPhotography
This is the main reason I came to this wild life game park, for my birthday...
for many years by now, I have dreamed of petting and interacting with an actual WILD cat, of ANY kind... didn't matter what type, because I am fascinated by ALL wild cats. :D :heart:

So we went to this wild life game park, which is designed to be a walk-through petting zoo, in most of the parts.
This is not a zoo, though, in any traditional sense.

We were walking among peacocks, ducks, [and other birds], wallabies, a variety of types of deer, goats, llamas, alpacas, etc., :aww:

Then, they had various specific times when they would bring out certain BABY wild animals, for educational information, and for photos, and yes for petting and interacting.

We pet and interacted with Bobbie Rose, [photographed here], a six month old Bobcat, and also with Coco, a six month old Cougar, and also with Mazarati, a six month old black bear!!!

For the smaller types of baby wild animals, we interacted with a Virginia Possum, a Raccoon, a white northwestern skunk, and some ferrets...

but the ferrets were not new for me. :aww:

I hope to share a few more photos from this overall experienced over the next couple/few months.

:note: REMEMBER: As I mentioned in the previous two uploads, it was POURING rain the WHOLE day! :lol:

The good part about this is that there were hardly any other people there, so we got a LOT of interaction time...

Despite the rain we did take some photos, and a few turned out okay...

in THIS photo, I am completely soaking wet from all the rain...
there was no way I could juggle an umbrella AND my camera! :no:

So, it is not my best photo of ME! :giggle:
But, nevertheless, I wanted to share this photo of me with the lovely Bobbie Rose! :heart:

Yes, she was SO awesome!!! And yes, I was a bit tentative, as one should be! Her handler was VERY close by, and I had strict instructions. :nod:

I might use it as my next ID.

Gathering Stories
:music: :tunes: Lyrics and Video, both HERE: [link]
Part of the soundtrack from "We Bought a Zoo"
Great soundtrack, and great film... as I loved the concepts and ideas portrayed for zoos, in this movie...

This wild game park, we went to is not a zoo.


[ :note: NOTE: Thank you, in advance, for any :+fav:'s I may receive for this image. :thanks: :aww: :rose: I am honoured and grateful that anyone would think well enough to :+fav: it. :nod: So thank you from the bottom of my heart :heart: . I understand if you don't have time to comment, but thank you for any kind comments, too. :aww:
It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
And, if you just came to view, I appreciate that, too.
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Faircloth-DigiTalArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Beautiful picture of a special occassion. Thanks for sharing.
mirz-alt Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   General Artist
I actually have a cat that is part bob-cat. There was a family of domestic cats that bred with bobcats in an area near my sister's home and we adopted one of the strays. This cat is an orange tabby, but has the most amazing spots! It's crazy to look at. But he is one of the sweetest cats we've ever owned. Anyhow, lovely picture. <3
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow!! This is such and interesting story!!
Thank you for sharing it... :heart:
I'm glad he's sweet... that's important, under the circumstances. It would be neat to see a photo of him. :D
Hraundrangi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lynx Lynx <3
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And close, it's a bobcat. :aww:
rare2bme Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
That is so awesome! I had a truly exciting experience babysitting two baby mountain lions at the Los Angeles Zoo when I volunteered in my senior year of high school. They were only 3 months old and were already the size of a full grown house cat! Oh, and they had a skunk in the same enclosure that I was able to pet as well. They are very docile creatures.
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
And thank you for sharing your experience, too. That's really awesome that you got to do that with the baby mountain lions. :nod:

Here at this wild life game park, we also were petting skunks as well.

They were NorthWestern white skunks, so different looking.

Great stuff! :nod:
RedNihao Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so jealous !!!!
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
heh! It was pretty cool! :D

RedNihao Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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