Bobcats Have Unique Patterns On Their Fur

by OBDK on September 28, 2022

How much do you know about bobcats?
Did you know…
  • They’re one of the most populous cats within the US1
  • They’re nocturnal and begin to hunt at dusk2
  • Their fur is unique to each individual and can be used to identify them3 
They stand 26-41 inches tall and weigh 11-30 pounds. They have brown or reddish fur on their bodies. The fur on their stomachs is white, and their tails have black fur at the tip.1 
Bobcats tend to be found in a variety of different places, like forests, semi-deserts, or mountainous regions.3 They like areas where there are easy places to make dens for their kittens. The kittens are susceptible to predation by foxes, coyotes, and owls.2 
Humans are really the only threat to adult bobcats. When bobcats hunt, they’ll go after rabbits, birds, and squirrels. They can, however, go after bigger prey like deer when their normal prey is scarce. These cats are territorial – except for males. Males will share territory with other males, but female bobcats don’t extend the same courtesy.2 
The main threat bobcats face is habitat fragmentation. They have big territories, and human development can interrupt the land they need to survive.2 
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