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Bobcat

Lynx rufus

Description:

Has a short bob-tail which is 2 to 8 inches long. The tail has black fur on the top and is white on the underside. It has a wide flat face with longer fur on the cheek area. It has long legs and big paws. Its color ranges from an orange-ish brown to pale gray with black spots and bars on it legs and chest and less noticeable spots throughout its body.

Habitat:

It prefers rocky areas with plenty of plant cover, but can be found in mountain forests, riparian canyons, brushland, and in populated suburban areas.

Notes:

This animal is apparently relatively comfortable around humans. He casually walked through my yard right in front of my window (through which I took the pics) and has been seen near other RV's in this area.

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JudyCrawford
Spotted by
JudyCrawford

Quartzsite, Arizona, USA

Lat: 33.67, Long: -114.22

Spotted on Feb 10, 2013
Submitted on Feb 10, 2013

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