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Lynx rufus californicus
This Bobcat was walking toward us on a trail then turned into the forest. I caught a glimpse of it while it was on a log before it disappeared again. This was a healthy looking cat about 25 pounds with tan fur and black spots. The face has longer fur with a white chin. The eyes are yellow and the nose it pink. The tail has black stripes a white tip and is about 6 inches long (not shown).
Yosemite National Park near Mirror Lake. Bobcats are found throughout most of the continental US, southern Canada and northern Mexico.
Bobcats eat mainly rabbits, squirrels, fish and birds.