* Threatened or Endangered
: Lynx rufus
: Southern Canada to northern Mexico
: Rabbits and other small rodents, birds, insects and occasionally young deer and pronghorn
: Weight 16 to 30 lbs., length averages 36 inches
: Limited in northern areas by snow depth and pressure from their cousin, the lynx. Populations are monitored in all of their range with limited hunting occurring in most areas.
• Range is limited in northern areas by snow depth and pressure from their cousin, the lynx.
• Populations are monitored throughout their range with limited hunting occurring in most areas.
• With a stubby tail that ranges in length from 4 to 7 inches, these small cats are aptly named.
• Seldom seen due to its secretive nature, bobcats are quite common in areas where prey is available.
• There are at least 12 recognized subspecies, which accounts for their differing size and coloration. Generally, northern cats are larger.
• Like many wild cats, they have retractable claws which can be noted in their tracks by not being able to see claw marks.