bobcat can be found in all of the United States except
for parts of the midwest. It is also found in Canada
and Mexico. They live in varying environments from rocky,
rough ground to the forest, high desert, thickets and
bobcat is a carnivore and eats a wide variety of small
mammals like woodchucks, rabbits, skunks, raccoons,
moles and squirrels. It also eats birds and reptiles.
One of the most common prey of the bobcat is the cotton-tail
mark their territory or homerange with urine, feces,
scent markings, scratches and scrapes (piles of dirt
and debris marked with scent). A male's homerange may
overlap with the homerange of a couple of females and
often another male. Females' homeranges usually don't
overlap. Homeranges can vary in size from less than
a square mile to more than 20 miles depending on the
season of the year and the geographic location.
bobcat is about two feet tall from its shoulders to
its feet. It weigh between 20 and 30 pounds. Their coat
color varies depending on the region. Basic color is
black-spotted brown coat with a black tipped tail. The
coat color helps it blend into its territory. The bobcat
is heavily built with a short tail and short ear tufts.
gestation period of a bobcat is 60-63 days and the average
litter is from 1-4 cubs.