Fawn and a Bobcat Kitten

This is a particularly pleasant picture of a fawn and bobcat kitten cuddling up together in an office somewhere in California. They were rescued from a forest fire and the rescuers had run out crates to transport them. I presume they were put in the office to keep them safe until they could transport them.

Fawn and Bobcat Kitten

Fawn and Bobcat Kitten

I have jazzed it up a bit with a fancy background. Someone said that the friendship was artificially created as they were thrust together under unusual circumstances.

The person said that normally an adult bobcat would prey on deer. I see the argument. In Eastern Washington bobcats do prey on white-tailed deer.

However, a bobcat kitten and a young deer are obviously able to get along and that is probably possible in the wild too. I am not saying it happens, just possible.

For example, there is a very strange photograph of cheetah making friends with a deer in the wild in Africa. I like, what I call, interspecies friendships.

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Fawn and a Bobcat Kitten — 5 Comments

  1. I think the young babies of any species who still rely on mother’s milk would naturally get on very well with eachother. It’s only once they have learn’t to hunt them and gotten much bigger that that would change. But it is also a known fact that when a hunting animal has a full stomach it will not do any harm to another animal. You sometimes see animals near lions in and the lions are all relaxed and sleeping on full stomachs and the other animals instinctively know that it’s a safe time to pass them. I think animals are inherently friendly. The animals on the Galapagos islands who have not learned to be scared of humans are very curious and come up to people. Thanks god some places still do exist where we can realize a tiny bit how life on this planet was without our stupid horrible species. These places like the Galapagos and the old growth forests for trees and so on are and should be recognized as entirely sacred or special places that should be saved and never changed like what happened to 99.9% of the rest of the world.

  2. That is a lovely photo.
    It’s as if animals forget their differences and stick together in times of adversity.
    It would be a different world if all people did the same instead of blaming each other.
    Like in the UK now, we are all suffering in some way under this government and they are turning the young turning against the old, the employed against the unemployed, the single against families.
    We could learn many lessons from animals such as this fawn and bobcat kitten.

  3. I think this is a beautiful picture it seems they are turning to each other for comfort after a horrific experience. They are both missing their mothers love and reassurance I think its natural therefore that they have found that in each other regardless of whether one would normally be prey to the other.

    • Completely agree with you. When the going gets tough all the usual routines and hates “you are a wild cat and you are its prey” go out the window. It is a beautiful picture because it gives me a glimpse of what the world could be like.

  4. imho, delete the border; leave it black. (that will really hone in on the image, which is what you want.) Beautiful. The way that the fawn, by instinct, is attentive. And the kit is sound asleep, both ears cocked instinctively, yet trusting his new-found “mama” fawn…dreaming hopefully of his new-found friend. Sleep, little babies, dreaming of better times to come!

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