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Wild Bobcat Makes This Huge Leap Over The River Seem Effortless And The Video Goes Viral
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Wild Bobcat Makes This Huge Leap Over The River Seem Effortless And The Video Goes Viral

Bobcats are elusive and nocturnal, so they’re rarely spotted in daylight. But this time, we are in for a treat for all the wild feline fans out there.

The impressive moment of a bobcat leaping across the weir for what seems like forever was captured on camera in Pecan Island, Louisiana. The feline is seen composing himself right before the jump and reaching the other side in one single move.

His effortless and graceful travel in midair may make you wanna try that (at home). But trust me, there’s only 1 Olympic gold medal and the winner is clear. Plus, it’s dangerous, so let’s leave the flying bit for dreams only.

This video of a bobcat making an insanely large jump has left everyone speechless

Image credits: ViralHog

Bored Panda contacted Laurel Serieys, a wildlife biologist at University of Cape Town and project coordinator at Urban Caracal Project, to find out more about the long distance jumpers. It turns out, “bobcats can easily jump several meters” and many smaller cats about their size can do it too.

In this particular case, “the bobcat is trying to avoid getting wet, and given what agile athletic animals they are, jumping across the bridge is not too difficult,” commented Laurel. In fact, the cat may have been up for some prey. “We’ve seen bobcats hunting near water for water fowl, so perhaps it was hunting nearby and trying to get from one side of the water to the other.”

Meanwhile, larger cats can jump much further than this without too much effort. Laurel said that “if they are jumping across something, their leap can reach 6 meters.”

While out fishing in Pecan Island, this person spotted the cat and started recording

Everyone was impressed by the beautiful leap

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mph seti
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had a cat 20 years ago now, Isis, (yeah, we didn't shun that name yet and it was an Egyptian goddess first, dammit!) and she could get to the top of the fridge from the floor without a running start. I'd also see her on the roof sometimes, and she always got up (and down) somehow...Never witnessed that happening, sadly. RIP Isis.

Katie and Jared Coates
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've always loved the name. Bastet is nice too :). RIP sweet Isis.

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Mark
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just make sure you have at least twice that distance between the Bobcat and your boat!

Seabeast
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They aren't all that big, and there is no record of a human ever being harmed by one.

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Capermom
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow..! And even this huge jump looks so easy for him..!

Caroline Driver
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks about 4 times his length and also looks like he could have done more. Cats rock.

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mph seti
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had a cat 20 years ago now, Isis, (yeah, we didn't shun that name yet and it was an Egyptian goddess first, dammit!) and she could get to the top of the fridge from the floor without a running start. I'd also see her on the roof sometimes, and she always got up (and down) somehow...Never witnessed that happening, sadly. RIP Isis.

Katie and Jared Coates
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've always loved the name. Bastet is nice too :). RIP sweet Isis.

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Mark
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just make sure you have at least twice that distance between the Bobcat and your boat!

Seabeast
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They aren't all that big, and there is no record of a human ever being harmed by one.

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Capermom
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow..! And even this huge jump looks so easy for him..!

Caroline Driver
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks about 4 times his length and also looks like he could have done more. Cats rock.

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