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What is a bobcat covered with?
Bobcat is covered with orange, grey or brown fur. Black stripes and dots can be seen all over the body. Cheeks are covered with long hair.
What are the features of a bobcat?
They have long legs, large paws, and tufted ears similar to those of their larger relative, the Canada lynx. Most bobcats are brown or brownish red with a white underbelly and short, black-tipped tail. The cat is named for its tail, which appears to be cut or “bobbed.”
How much area does a bobcat cover?
1 to 18 square miles
Bobcats—solitary hunters by nature—lay claim to an area of land that can be anywhere from 1 to 18 square miles in size (they tend to be smaller in summer and larger in winter).
Do Bobcats come out during the day?
Because of their solitary nature and caution toward humans, bobcats are seldom seen. They may be active day or night, but often avoid daylight activity. In developed areas near humans, bobcats typically limit their activity to early dawn, dusk and night hours.
Where does a bobcat sleep during the day?
During the day, Bobcats sleep and rest in dens in the form of a rock crevice or hollow tree with one individual having a number of dens within its home range. Bobcats are highly territorial animals and mark their ranges with scents from their urine and faeces and distinctive claw marks on trees to alert others of their presence.
What kind of tail does a bobcat have?
The bobcat has black stripes on its legs, a black-tipped tail and black-tufted ears. Lips and chin are an off-white. The cat’s coat can range in color from gray to brown. They are similar in appearance to a lynx, although generally smaller.
What kind of food does a bobcat eat?
The bobcat preys on rabbits and hares, in addition to hunting birds, insects, chickens, rodents and deer. They stalk their prey and pounce for the kill. The cat is most active at twilight. It can climb trees and swim if necessary. Like most wild cats, bobcats lead a solitary life. They can go without food for long periods of time.
Where can I find a bobcat in North America?
Like the larger Lynx, the Bobcat has ear tufts that are thought to heighten their hearing along with also having a ruff of longer fur around its face. The Bobcat is the most widely distributed of all North American felines and is found across North America from southern parts of Canada right down to southern Mexico.