Categories: Sounds

Fiercely wild and independent bobcat kitten makes special wild cat sound when released

Bobcat kitten being released. Screenshot.

It’s the sound of this cute bobcat kitten which interests me. He or she looks a little bit like a domestic cat but the sound she makes is definitely not the sort of sound that domestic cats make. It’s a cross between a bark and a cat’s yowl.

I find that the greatest difference between small or medium wild cat species and domestic cats concerns their vocalisations.

Provoked and aggressive domestic cats can behave like small wild cats but they can never replicate that gorgeously wild sound they make.

The ranger who struggles to open the cage is acutely aware of the wild nature of this cute kitten.

Note: embedded tweets can disappear because I don’t have control over them. Sorry if it has.

Please comment here using either Facebook or WordPress (when available).
Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

View Comments

  • It's impressive that the little one can make that ferocious sound. Looking at it's face and head movements though, it seemed to be just more apprehensive, leaning toward fearful but putting on a "stay away from me" show than vicious. It still looks innocent to me and would be totally docile and harmless if only in the company of it's mom and siblings. Good that even as a kitten it can scare men.
    It's one of my all time favorite cats too, and I hope to see them if/when I move to the country (mountain foothills) as I've been planning to. It's one of the reasons I want to do that.

  • My favorite cat of all time. This darling is at least twice as big as the baby bobcat that I brought home as a child. Their cry is distinctive, and those claws tore me up. I still bear the scars.

    • Dee, I'm grateful that you bear the scars, so that we don't have to.💕. Thank you. We almost all of the time bear our own. That is one great clip, is it not? wow.

    • You are humorous. Yep, we should all get together with our beloved friend and host, Michael J. Broad. Where do most of us reside? I am thinking that it should be England, but let's push Michael as far East as we can, what do you think?

  • Know one, No One touches my Shrimp. Look at my avatar, please... No one touch's him. I sent you some flowers and a Thank you. Joke:. I'm not sure you're going to get the flowers. Just know that we All love You. Thanks.

  • Do you want me to attempt to replicate it? I will. The localisation. Mrreee! Re owrr!!! Mrreee! Mrowr...grrrr...

Recent Posts

Legislation to end private big cat ownership in America passed in the House of Representatives

NEWS AND COMMENT: The Big Cat Public Safety Act is federal draft legislation which "prohibits…

4 hours ago

Tragedy in Lexington County, SC: 72-year-old feral colony caregiver killed during dispute over cats

A Lexington County, South Carolina feral colony caregiver was shot to death Thursday evening by…

11 hours ago

Veterinarian performs “humane declaw” against adoption contract

The Instagram post tells you what is happening. This is a "doctor", a veterinarian, who…

14 hours ago

16 facts about the Somali cat

Here are 16 facts about the one of the most attractive of all the purebred…

18 hours ago

Birdfeeder placement to help avoid attack by cats

I can think of two instances (but there are many more) of exposing, through good…

22 hours ago

My neighbour’s cat asks to be let in all the time, so is he neglected?

It is not uncommon for neighbourhood cats to want to visit neighbour's homes. You won't…

1 day ago