At home in the trees

Close encounters with our local felines near Bull River.

  • Jan. 15, 2013 6:00 a.m.
A bobcat (lynx rufus) spotted by Brandon Bryan and Bill Herman near the Bull River Road.

A bobcat (lynx rufus) spotted by Brandon Bryan and Bill Herman near the Bull River Road.

BC Hydro employees Brandon Bryan and Bill Herman had a close encounter with a bobcat on Wednesday, January 9. The feline ran in front of their path on the access road to the Aberfeldie Dam, along the Bull River Road, before scuttling up a tree. The pair approached to 15 feet from the bobcat’s perch, but it didn’t seem to mind, dozing off during the half hour that Bryan and Herman watched it.