It’s common to see owls perched atop cactuses in the Arizona deserts — but last weekend, that spot was taken up by someone much larger.
Friends Philip Houck and Doug Carter were riding their bikes through a hiking trail in Buckeye when they noticed an animal standing on top of a very, very tall saguaro cactus.
It was only when the men got closer that they really turned their heads. It was a bobcat, with all four paws gripped onto the tip of the spiky plant.
They stopped their bikes and snapped a few photos as the nimble cat continued to sit there.