Mountain lion tracker, wildlife photographer, and videographer Robert Martinez in the Angeles National Forest collected some incredible footage of a wild bobcat finding and battling a venomous rattlesnake.
“Hang onto your seat for this one, it’s a real nail-biter,” photographer Robert Martinez wrote on Facebook on October 9th, 2020.
The bobcat quickly slapped the snake on the head and bounce it off the ground. The rattlesnake continued to strike at the bobcat in attempts to defend its life but the feline was too agile and powerful for the snake.
“That bobcat knew what it was doing, as if it had done this before. Confident, hungry,” a follower commented on his Facebook post. “Wild critters rarely risk death for a meal. Bobcat looked more confident than starving.”
The bobcat ultimately out-matched the snake by catching it behind the head and biting it. The cat rolled around in his victory kill and then carried it off into the woods.