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bobcat courtyard 2 850The bobcat (Lynx rufus) gets its name from its short, stubby tail tipped in black. Reaching lengths between 28-49", the bobcat is substantially larger than a housecat. It is tawny in color and its legs are marked with dark horizontal stripes. Its face has thin lines radiating into a broad cheek ruff. Active early and late in the day, the bobcat typically uses the same hunting paths to prey on small mammals, birds and insects. Bobcats are more commonly observed in this area than panthers, which have tails as long as their bodies but are extremely rare and secretive.

The video below was filmed by reserve staff from an office window. 


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