It's really odd but here I see nothing but possums, but where I left, I saw all kinds of animals (owls, raccoons, possums, skunks) but not here. And something is attacking the possums..what could that be?
I can hear the screams of the fox so I know they are definitely out there in my front yard but have not seen one of them. The only animal I saw was a coyote 10 yrs ago but have not seen once since then. That's interesting about your friend not seeing bobcats in all that time. I have set up two trail cams and so far not one predator on camera and only one deer. We had a zillion deer where did they go? I saw a buck in front of my window right before hunting season...they normally all come here during that time and hide out.
I am definitely afraid of a meeting up with a bobcat outside at night now so I will definitely not underestimate them. If I was a big man that would be different...but being a 5'3" woman they could be more likely to attack I think, since I'm less of a threat. Although I know how to use a rifle, I rarely carry it around.
I'm starting to notice the rabbits' behavior. We had a LOT of rabbits so much that we called our driveway Rabbit Road because I would have to drive slowly to let the rabbits jump across in front of the car. Now instead of 20 on the road I may see 3. But some days we have none around I wonder if there is an animal stalking them on those days.