As I’m driving home from the barn today I saw a critter dart across the road in front of me. At first I thought it was a coyote, but it was too small. It paused under a stand of piñon trees, laid down, and regarded me. Then I realized it was a feline. I stopped the car, rolled down the window and called. It blinked at me. That when I realized it was too damn big to be a house cat. He/she watched and I talked to the big kitty. Then I got out of the car, and it started to flee. That’s when I saw the tiny bobbed tail, and my suspicion was confirmed. It was a bobcat. I apologized for startling her, got back in the car, and we looked at each other for awhile longer then I went home. I love living in New Mexico, and out here on my mountaintop. This is what I saw today.