The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American mammal of the cat family, appearing around 1.8 million years ago
It ranges from southern Canada to northern Mexico, including most of the continental United States. The bobcat is an adaptable predator that inhabits wooded areas, as well as semi-desert, urban edge, forest edges, and swampland environments.
It remains in some of its original range, but local populations are vulnerable to extirpation by coyotes and domestic animals. The bobcat is vital for controlling pest populations.
With a gray to brown coat, whiskered face, and black-tufted ears, the bobcat resembles the other species of the mid-sized Lynx genus. It has distinctive black bars on its forelegs and a black-tipped, stubby tail, from which it derives its name.
Though the bobcat prefers rabbits and hares, it will hunt anything from insects, chickens, and small rodents to deer.
The bobcat breeds from winter into spring and has a gestation period of about two months.
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Most of my photos are, “as they were taken.” I do work with lighting or darkening them in many cases but use very little “photo-shopping” If I do adjust them – I try to mention it.
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