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This gorgeous cat was seen by myself and two of my teen nature enthusiasts while walking this evening. It's coat is gray-tan with dark spots. You can see how well it camouflages in this habitat. "The bobcat is muscular, and its hind legs are longer than its front legs, giving it a bobbing gait." The tracks can be seen at: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/211... and the scat at: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/703...
Along a coastal scrub trail up on a hill near sunset. "it ranges from southern Canada to northern Mexico, including most of the continental United States. The bobcat is an adaptable predator that inhabits wooded areas, as well as semidesert, urban edge, forest edges, and swampland environments. It persists in much of its original range, and populations are healthy." - Wikipedia
The cat was right next to the trail and ran when it saw us. It stayed right at the bush line for several minutes before finally retreating. When we returned on our way back, it was back at the bush line and just watched us go by.