Short about Bobcats
Are mammals with short tails and a pencil of air on the tip of the ears, belonging to the cat family, Felidae (Lynx rufus).
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The fur color of Bobcats ranges from yellow to gray brown.
They are nocturnal animals that are agile and climb well. They are fierce hunters and mark their territories with claw marks and deposits of urine.
Bobcats weigh 16 to 30 pounds and their length is from 26 to 41 inches. Their life span is 10 to 12 years.
They live in woods, forests, urban edge semi-desert areas and swamps in Continental United States from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico.
Bobcats have a main natal den and several secondary dens under rock shelters or caves. They are also found under fallen trees, brush piles or hollow logs.
They walk for 4 miles every day and do not have an accurate sense of smell. They are excellent swimmers, stalkers and hunters.
Bobcats are carnivores and eat small animals such as mice, squirrel, birds and rabbits. They even hunt deer, sheep, poultry and young pigs.
They communicate by a variety of vocalizations which includes yowls, spits, mews, hisses and purrs.
The collective name for a group is a clutter or clowder.
The gestation period is 2 months and they have one to six kittens at a time. Males are called Torn while the females are called queens. Their babies are called kittens
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