A bobcat, hit by a car, was lying dead beside the road. I stopped to photograph this magnificent animal, an exquisite predator (I 'doctored' the pic a little, to conceal the injury).
The fur coloration and spots make it look like a sweet little pussy cat, perfect to curl up with at home!
There's just so much beauty and perfection to admire here
This was the scene beside the road - peaceful and majestic.
And in the gravel near the dead cat, was this most beautiful Canadian tiger swallowtail (Papilo canadensis) spreading its wings - something I would not have seen had I not stopped for the deceased bobcat.