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bobcat

Lynx rufus

Description:

Bobcat or Lynx in the wild

Habitat:

Rocky area behind my house

Notes:

Please help me ID!

7 Comments

freckletail
freckletail 7 years ago

I know but this is the only picture I have when he saw us he ran away.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

How cool :-)

freckletail
freckletail 7 years ago

He was in my backyard?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

There is no mention of Lynx (Lynx canadensis) occurring in Arizona. See http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/urban_bobcat.sh... , http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/anima... DISTRIBUTION , http://maps.iucnredlist.org/map.html?id=... AND "the bobcat’s coat is regionally distinct – a gray-brown color having evolved in arid parts of the U.S." (from the suggestion link).

freckletail
freckletail 7 years ago

Sorry, but I don't. When it saw us it ran away, and that was the only picture.

AaronS.Young
AaronS.Young 7 years ago

It is entirely possible that it could be a lynx, however, when in doubt, do not assume. The coloration suggests a lynx, but the range of the lynx ends just shy of the Arizona border. The ear tufts and ear spots are not defined well enough to sway me one way or another. Do you have any other photos?

ColtMooney
ColtMooney 7 years ago

Try a bobcat or a lynx see which is local

freckletail
Spotted by
freckletail

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Aug 23, 2013
Submitted on Sep 26, 2013

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