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Lynx rufus


With a gray to brown coat, whiskered face, and black-tufted ears, the bobcat resembles the other species of the mid-sized Lynx genus. It is smaller on average than the Canada lynx, with which it shares parts of its range, but is about twice as large as the domestic cat. It has distinctive black bars on its forelegs and a black-tipped, stubby tail, from which it derives its name. Though the bobcat prefers rabbits and hares, it will hunt anything from insects, chickens, and small rodents to deer. Prey selection depends on location and habitat, season, and abundance. Like most cats, the bobcat is territorial and largely solitary, although with some overlap in home ranges. It uses several methods to mark its territorial boundaries, including claw marks and deposits of urine or feces. The bobcat breeds from winter into spring and has a gestation period of about two months. Although bobcats have been hunted extensively by humans, both for sport and fur, their population has proven resilient. The elusive predator features in Native American mythology and the folklore of European settlers.


Forest, plains.


There was a lot of fog and then cleared up some a few feet ahead. Only about 30 feet away from him, didn't seem to mind :) what a beautiful creature.

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

thanks Nick! :)

Voddy 11 years ago

Love it!!! Stellar spotting man

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Yeah! thanks Chocolochao :)

Chocolochao 11 years ago

Totally awesome😃

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

yeah ;) i feel blessed.

YukoChartraw 11 years ago


Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

thanks Christy! yeah they usually just run but not this time around :o

ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Beautiful capture, Joshua! So much better than mine...he ran away before we could even stop the car!! ;-)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

thank you Victoria :)

nice find!

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

California, USA

Spotted on Dec 6, 2012
Submitted on Dec 6, 2012

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