Hunter Has Close Encounter With Bobcat

Joseph Sumpter was perched in a tree waiting to take a shot at some local deer, but what he encountered was much different.

“This bobcat was coming up behind me and he was interested enough in me that he came up to get a closer look,” said Sumpter.

He says he was hunting on some of his family’s land in Osborne County when he encountered the big cat. Although Sumpter says he has seen the animals on trail cameras before, he had never seen one in person.

“This is my first time that I’ve gotten to see a live bobcat so it was real exciting for me to see,” he said.