Bobcat in the Backyard

There is a bobcat (or lynx as it is know in other parts of the world) that has taken up residence somewhere near my house and he shows up regularly. I've seen bobcats navigating the back wall, but this is the first one that seems comfortable around humans and I've been able to get as close as twenty feet (six meters) while taking photos. I have been able to take some video of it as well.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
This beautiful bobcat showed up in my backyard.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
It looks to be in good condition and a young adult. Given the size I would say it was a male.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
Adult males can range in weight from 6.4 to 18.3 kg (14 to 40 lb), with an average of 9.6 kg (21 lb); females at 4 to 15.3 kg (8.8 to 34 lb), with an average of…
Bobcat in the Backyard.
In other parts of the world it is also know as a Lynx.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
Here in Arizona, we call them Bobcats or Wildcats.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
The American Bobcat is thought to have derived from the Eurasian Lynx.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
The bobcat is the smallest of the four distinct Lynx sub-species.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
Off to look for breakfast elsewhere.
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He's back!
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He is simple a magnificent animal.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
He just calmly walked across the wall chekcing everything out as he went.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
He would stop from time to time. It seemed he was just making sure all was as it should be.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
It looked like he was going to jump down to the other side of the wall but then decided to jump on the wall that divides my neighbors house from mine.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
He finally found a nice cool spot under some bushes.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
He is very much aware of my presense, but was not upset about my being there.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
I think he could smell the turkey burgers cooking on the grill.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
He almost looks as if he is smiling at me.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
Can you make him out in the middle of the photo?
Bobcat in the Backyard.
Time to start thinking about going out for dinner.
Bobcat in the Backyard.
He heard or saw something.