Virtual Pedro Point

Fauna: Bobcat

Bobcat image

Photo By Stephen Johnson.

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The bobcat is the most common wild cat in North America, deriving the name from a short black tipped tail ranging from 2-8 inches in length. Their coat color varies from shades of grey to tan, yellow and reddish brown with white undersides. Often compared to their cousin the Lynx with their black ear tufts, bobcats are quite striking with dark spotting and striped patterns. They are very solitary, territorial and adaptive creatures found in many diverse habitats as their food sources are quite diverse.