When you're driving on the backroads in our part of America, you never know what might be waiting around the next corner. For a driver in Pike County, Missouri on Wednesday, that "what" was a bobcat stretched out in the middle of the road.

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Christina Ray shared this interesting wildlife moment on the Things Happening in Pike County, Missouri Facebook page today. Here kitty, kitty. (NOTE: some NSFW language which is understandable since she saw a freaking bobcat)

Bobcat sightings aren't as rare as you might think. The Missouri Department of Conservation website has all kinds of fun facts about bobcats. They add this interesting factoid:

In Missouri, bobcats prefer heavy forests with thick underbrush, broken by rock outcroppings, bluffs, glades, clearings and timbered swamps. They require an extensive range for hunting with thickets, caves and crevices for rest, shelter and dens. Bobcats are active all year round.

No kidding. You can add to that list warm roadways where they can stretch out and get some sun.

Cool share by Christina Ray. One of the many reasons to follow the Things Happening in Pike County, Missouri Facebook page if you don't already.

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