Play the audio file by clicking on the play button at the left of the bar to hear what the photographer said about his experience:
What do the experts say about the usual prey of bobcats? In the most comprehensive list of prey items from the best experts (Mel and Fiona Sunquist – Wild Cats of the World) there is no mention of fish let alone sharks!
Typical bobcat prey is white tail deer (Eastern Washington), cottontail rabbit (Florida), Snowshoe hare (Michigan), porcupine (Michigan and Washington), raccoon (Florida), birds, snakes, rodents and insects and red squirrel (Baja, California Sur, Mexico).
This catch is rare as the photographer said. He made a good catch himself: the photo! The bobcat must have been hungry and short of the usual prey. Also, the small shark must have been at the water’s edge.