range in size from 2 to 3 feet. They have a 5 inch
furry tail that is black on top. They weigh between
15 to 35 pounds. They have 28 teeth.
Their fur differs in color depending on where they live.
If they live in forest areas, their fur is a darker color.
If they live in open areas, their fur is a lighter color.
They have mostly brownish fur on their heads, backs, and
legs. Their underside has more white fur with black spots.
They have ears that end in sharp points
mate in the early spring. Within about two months,
from 2 to 4 kittens are born. The
female will build a den in a cave,
hollow log, or rocky opening for her kittens. Baby
bobcats open their eyes after about ten days. They
stay with the mother until the fall season or until
the next spring. They live between 15 to 25 years in
live in many different kinds of habitats.
They live in forests, swamps, mountains, and open areas.
They have adapted well to their surroundings. They
do not bother human activity.
hunt and live alone. They have a certain territory
they cover. However, the size of their hunting area
depends upon the amount of small game that is available.
They usually cover about 2 miles looking for prey.
However, if food is scare, bobcats can wander up to
50 miles in search for food.
prey mostly on rabbits. However, they will eat most
small mammals, birds, and reptiles. They have even
been known to hunt bats roosting in caves. Because
they are meat eaters, bobcats are considered to be carnivores.