This bobcat seems pretty content to hang out on the lawn of Jim and Betty Kimbrell in Lamoine recently. Credit: Courtesy of Jim Kimbrell

Things happen fast in the outdoors world, as was the case with the story involving today’s trail camera submission.

Jim Kimbrell of Lamoine had the opportunity to watch a magnificent bobcat do what it does best — hunt.

“I was home in Lamoine, looking out the window and quick as a flash this cat jumped on a red squirrel, stood there with the squirrel in its mouth, then it walked away,” Kimbrell said of the encounter on Nov. 7.

It all happened extremely quickly, but Kimbrell prepared for a possible return.

“A few minutes later the cat came back and sat down, and I was able to take its picture,” he said.

Kimbrell was actually pleased to have the bobcat patrolling the backyard.

“I was hoping it could come back and eat a few more squirrels, there are so many. The cat did not come back,” he said.

Many thanks to Jim for his photo of the bobcat!

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Pete Warner

Pete graduated from Bangor High School in 1980 and earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He grew up fishing at his family's camp on Sebago Lake but didn't take...