Lotje, the resident ocelot, likes to share her food with her cubs. How about with other animals not related to her?
Ocelots are solitary animals and thereby don't like to share their food with other wild cats. It is all about survival of the fittest. Lotje, the ocelot that has been noticed since 2013, has always been a caring mother. She shares her food with her cubs when they are still dependent, but the moment they are able to take care of themselves, the cubs are not welcome anymore.
Last month, August, the trophy cam captured something interesting too. When Lotje doesn't show up (in time) a resident opossum likes to enjoy a free treat (every night). I was wondering if these two will ever meet and my question was answered on August 14, 2016.
They say that a picture is worth a 1000 words, so here are 5 pics in a row.
As you can see in the pictures, Lotje doesn't mind sharing her food with others. She didn't chase the opossum away, but instead took bit by bit. Of course was the opossum kind of surprised to see a wild cat next to it, but in the end they both shared their food.
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