Tan big cat with a whitish breast and short tail (for which the cat is named for). Most notable were its tufted ears, facial ruffs and powerful steps as it took cover in the forest, circled around to my right and chased Eastern Towhees to within 10 feet of our position and stopped and took cover again. Very exciting! These cats are rarely seen due to the fact that they are considered nocturnal. Adult predation rarely occurs outside of coyotes and humans; predation during a kitten occurs through hawks, eagles, owls, and adult big cats to name a few.
The bobcat inhabits wooded areas, and in this case forest edges, and swampland environments. They have been known to also live in deserts, and even suburban areas.
Spotted at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, St. Marks, FL. It was on the trail between Tower Pond and Picnic Pond. My main purpose was spotting spring migrant passerines. I talked to some other nature enthusiasts and some had been looking to spot one for over 5 years. This was my first. Truly unforgettable.
Lat: 30.15, Long: -84.15
Spotted on Apr 28, 2018
Submitted on May 2, 2018
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