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Bobcat

Lynx rufus californicus

Description:

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).

Habitat:

Yosemite National Park near Mirror Lake. Bobcats are found throughout most of the continental US, southern Canada and northern Mexico.

Notes:

Bobcats eat mainly rabbits, squirrels, fish and birds.

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California, USA

Lat: 37.87, Long: -119.54

Spotted on Jun 27, 2017
Submitted on Jul 15, 2017

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