Bobcats are mainly crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. During winter months bobcats are out more during the day because that is when their prey is also most active. Bobcats are solitary cats that and can take down prey that is three times larger than themselves, including small deer.
- Grey, brown coat
- Black tufted ears
- Short bobbed tail
- White bellies
- Visible spots
Bobcats are very adaptable and live in a variety of habitats including wooded areas, swamp lands, and even in urban areas. They have the widest range of all the wild cats in North America.
18-50 inches long
3 feet long
Can take down an animal three times bigger than itself.
- Habitat Loss
Bobcats are losing a lot of their habitat to farmers and urbanization.
- Retaliatory Killings
Bobcats are killed by farmers for taking their livestock.