Daily Archives: August 29, 2022

ボビー独立? Independent Bobby?

今朝、ボブキャットのボビーが裏庭でくつろいでいました。でも、お母さんはいませんでした。 Bobby the bobcat was relaxing in our backyard this morning. But we didn’t see his mom.

ボビーはもう赤ちゃんじゃないけれど、一人でハンティングができるほど成長しているのか少々不安です。 Bobby is not a baby anymore, but I am not sure if he can hunt already by himself.

その理由の一つは、日中に歩き回っていることです。主に日暮と夜明けに行動するとされるので、朝9時とか10時は遅すぎないかな?ヤバくない? One of my concerns is that he is wandering around during the daytime. Their active times are sunset to midnight, and before and after sunrise time. Isn’t it too late for him to wander around at 9 or 10am? Isn’t it risky for him?

また、まだ大人の半分ぐらいのサイズと思われます。もう少し大きくなるまでお母さんと共に行動するんじゃないの? Another reason is his size. He is still about half of adult size. The various websites say they normally stay with mom a little longer.

最近、モグラが裏庭の芝を食べてます。モグラ退治してくれたら大歓迎なんですけど。彼にできるかな? In any case, we have been having gopher problems recently in the backyard. If he can catch them, we welcome him to stay as long as he wants. The question is can he catch them?

さて、ボブキャットの特徴を二つ紹介します。一つはとんがった耳です。耳の先端に黒い毛がピンと立っています。 Changing the subject, I want to describe to you two characteristics of bobcats. The first one is pointy ears. The tips of the ears have black pointy fur which makes distinct bobcat faces.

もう一つは、尻尾です。太い尻尾の先端にも黒い毛がついている事です。 Another one is their tails. The tip of the short fat tail also has black fur.