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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of 4 small primates. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Catnipping Bobcat

Getting cabin fever.

We've gotten but half the average rainfall we should have at this time of year.

 But I'm not complaining

To keep the show going I'm posting this brief video of a bobcat getting it on with a little castoreum and synthetic catnip oil.


Woody Meristem said...

Interesting behavior and a good catch. What's your opinion on which scent was most attractive to the bobcat?

John W. Wall said...

That looked like a very well-fed cat. Love it that he took so much time to enjoy the scent post.

Camera Trap Codger said...

Nowadays, I usually use them together, to cast the net widely, so to speak. But the catnip works very well by itself. I've made my own mixture using freshly crushed catnip leaves and stems and synthetic catnip oil mixed in glycerin. Practically every mammal i have experience with is attracted to castoreum, and it also elicits rubbing and rolling.

Joe said...

Great video. It looked like it was having a ball.