MANASSAS, Va. — A Virginia hunter captured video of a bobcat just feet away from him right before it charged him.
In the video turkey hunter Kevin Walter shows a bit of scenery before he comes face to face with a bobcat.
He told The Daily Caller he was sitting on a hillside attempting to call a turkey when it appeared.
“After sitting for a few minutes I looked downhill and spotted a bobcat making its way toward me,” Walter told The Daily Caller.
Walter said the cat approached about 10 yards behind him. That’s when he decided to pull out his phone and record video of the rarely seen creature.
“When it got directly behind me, I gave a few squirrel distress calls,” he told The Daily Caller. “That stopped it in its tracks, and it peered around a tree to look at me.”
Walter said the bobcat may have attacked because the shape and color of the phone resembled a predator.
“It stopped about 4 yards away with its tail flittering about,” Walter told The Daily Caller. “Then, just like that, it jumped right at my phone, which was next to my face. I swatted it away, and it bounced off my arm.”
After he swatted the cat away, it took off into the woods.
Walter escaped unharmed.