Bobcats are fairly common and I’ve seen them everywhere from Southern California to the Yukon; in fact, they’re the most abundant wildcat in North America, with a wide range. But they’re shy and rarely pose for photos, so I was glad to see them at the Living Desert Museum in Tucson.
They’re about a meter long and weigh up to 14 kg (30 lbs) — about twice the size of a big house-cat. Most bobcats are brown or brownish red with a short, black-tipped tail (from which the cat derives its name as the tail appears to be cut or “bobbed”).
They’re great hunters and usually eat small game like rabbits, birds and squirrels.
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