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Baby BOBCATS! What a SPECTACULAR sighting on Sanibel island! Actually, seeing the mama BOBCAT was incredible enough but to see three kittens tagging along after her made my heart sing! She was already teaching her children the ropes of living on Sanibel by taking her three kittens out for a stroll around my friend’s back yard.

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Watching the mother through a closed screened window, we were able to see her gather her kittens from under the house. She has obviously been living in this same area for a while and trusts my friends since she decided to make her den under their deck of the pool.

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They are so stinkin adorable! She looked up at the window a couple of times after an uncontrolled high pitched squeak came out of my mouth. “OOAAHH!” I just wanted to squeal in delight every single minute while seeing these sweet little faces!

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Get ready for warm and fuzzies, y’all….

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Then she took them on a short walk through the woods to teach them where they will live when they get older.

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Good Mamma!

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This one is the mischievous one. I can already tell this one is going to be the one that drives the Mamma nuts with worry. Ha!

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Believe it or not, she laid down in the shady brush just behind the house where we witnessed her nursing the babies. How did I get so lucky to see this? I have never been happier in my life living on this island where we can see the wonders of Mother Nature at her best and her fascinating wildlife. Thank you MN and to my friends that let me crowd the only window in the house to witness such a beautiful event. Oh But Wait!!!!

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I have a video of the babies!!! SpeCATular! Meow. [youtube]http://youtu.be/Psv0gIY3SPc[/youtube]