Tag Archives: Squam Lake

A Bobcat Walked In Front Of I Today — WOW!

by Anura Guruge

This is NOT the one I saw. This is a photo from the Interweb. But, the one I saw was also TALL & gangly. Smaller than this one.

Saw it again 2-days later. Managed to get pictures & a video.

I love bobcats. When we used to visit the ‘Squam Lake‘ ‘Science Center‘ I would spend hours admiring the bobcats they had. Watched one grow up.

Never thought I would ever be lucky enough to see one in the ‘wild’. And then, today. BINGO. Walked in front of me, across the road — about 100-yards ahead of I.

Yes, for the last 2-weeks we had heard reports, from neighbours, that there was a bobcat around & that it had been seen on the road.

Well, I saw it. WOW. I am so psyched.

I do NOT like domestic cats. I do NOT like small cats.

I like BIG cats. Love tigers, lions, leopards, mountain lions.

Bobcats are about as SMALL as I can tolerate them. Bobcats are so cute. I would love one.

But, I will settle for today’s serendipitous encounter. Made my week.

I have quite the Summer. Close, & I mean close (with it GROWLING at I for coming too close), encounter with a black bear 3-weeks ago. Then this — & I was told that there was a bear on the path that I had just walked. Wow. I won’t even bother mentioning the 3-deer I have seen of late.

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by Anura Guruge


My Very First Moose — Sandwich, NH, April 27, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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My (and Teischan’s) very first moose!

We have taken a lot of grief that we had never seen one. I have lived in New Hampshire 33-years, and it isn’t as if I don’t get about. Something about where I travel and when I do so.

This was total serendipity.

We had gone to the “Squam Lakes Science Center” only to find that they never open prior to May 1! So, I decided to go for a drive around Squam Lake (and look for the ‘Rattlesnake Trial‘ (which was also closed)) on Rte 113.

The Moose was on the road, just before we got to Sandwich — and it was 12:18pm. I knew what it was right away. A YOUNG moose. Not very big. About the size of a horse. Grey. Shedding. It went into the woods before I could get my phone out.

But, at least we have broken our ‘duck’.

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by Anura Guruge