Description: small wild cats with reddish-brown or yellowish-brown coats, streaked with black or dark brown
Geographic Range: Southern Canada to northern Mexico, including much of the continental United States
Status: The Bobcat is not considered threatened with extinction but hunting and trading must be closely monitored.
Length: 24 to 40 inches
Height: 15-20 inches
Weight: 16-30 lbs.
Habitat: variety of habitats across the country/conifer stands and on rocky ledges
Typical Diet: small mammals such as mice, rabbits, hares, and deer
Similar Species: lynx
Special Notes:
-They breed in late winter or early spring and have a gestation period of about two months.
-A female may have one to six kittens each year.
-These elusive cats are most active at night, so even those who study them seldom have an opportunity to see one.
-The cat has sharp hearing and vision, and a good sense of smell.
-They are excellent climbers.
-The Bobcat will swim when it needs to, but will normally avoid water.
-Home range is marked with feces, urine scent, and by clawing prominent trees in the area.