Monday, January 24, 2011

Bobcat in my Backyard

We have spotted him several times this past summer, and he has been after the chickens finally got a picture of him Thurs night on our deer cam lol oh the country life lol.  

The bobcat is a medium-sized, reddish brown cat about the
size of a chow dog. Length of the adult is about 3 feet, 6 inches.
Weight is 12 to 20 pounds, occasionally up to 36 pounds in old,
fat males. Bobcats are highly adaptable felines and throughout
most of their range in Texas have shown a marked ability to
cope with the inroads of human settlement.
The bobcat’s food consists mainly of small mammals and
birds. Among the mammals found in bobcat stomachs, wood
rats, ground squirrels, mice and rabbits supply the bulk of the
diet. Occasionally deer are killed and eaten, but most of the
deer meat found in bobcat stomachs has been carrion. The
bobcat also preys upon domestic sheep, goats and poultry. The
predatory damage is not great, except in rare instances.
The bobcat is the only native Texas cat which is
important as a fur animal.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow a Bobcat, not something you see here in the UK.. x
    Loved your Spring post, can't wait for it to hurry up and come... x