Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Creature Feature #62: Bobcat
The Bobcat is an adaptable survivor. Despite centuries of hunting and persecution, of being trapped for her fur, her numbers are still stable throughout much of North America. Here she will live anywhere she can find suitable habitat, woodland, and prey. She has even become a bit of a pest in some urban areas, preying on livestock such as chickens. She is crepuscular - active at dawn and dusk - and hunts alone, pursuing birds, rodents and rabbits. Her diet is more variable than that of her cousin, the Lynx, and she can go for some time without eating.