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Bobcats are about twice the size of a domestic cat and usually smaller than the Canada lynx. Their fur is dense, short, and soft-is generally shorter and more reddish in the summer but longer and more gray in the winter. Spotting occurs in some bobcats and is faded in others. The face has notable long hairs along the cheeks and black tufts at the tops of each ear.
Bobcats have been classified as “Least Concern” but are difficult to find in the wild due to their elusive nature. They have been hunted extensively but have proven to have a static population, although declining in some areas.
The bobcat can traditionally be found in areas of North America that are wooded or swampy. They have also been spotted in semi-desert, forest edge, and urban edge areas. Bobcats use territory-marking tactics such as claw marks, and urine sprays. They are quite territorial although some overlapping of boundaries is common.
As predatory animals, a typical bobcat diet would depend heavily on their habitat and time of year. They are known to hunt rabbits, insects, chickens, geese, rodents, deer, and small birds.
Bobcats are smaller in comparison to the rest of their feline cousins. They resemble large house cats with tan fur and dark spots that act as a camouflage. Their facial features appear to be extended due to their large tufts of light colored fur.