Late last night as I was driving out of Waterville Valley on Rt. 49, I caught a glimpse in the distance of an animal on the side of the road. I slowed, anticipating a deer or moose ambling into the path of my car. Instead, my headlights illuminated a smaller animal with a thick coat of grayish fur and a short tail, as it bolted across the road.
My husband excitedly exclaimed that it was a bobcat – our first sighting of the elusive wildcat.
Yup…the photos confirm my husband’s ID. We definitely saw a bobcat last night. What a beautiful animal!
You can find the photo – below – in the bobcat photo gallery. This is exactly what the bobcat looked like that ran in front of our car last night.