Bobcat on the refuge
Published 3:00 pm Monday, March 1, 2021
Most people know the bobcat’s (Lynx rufus) name originated from the fact it has a short (bobbed) tail of approximately 5″. The bobcat shown here on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is a good example of how the fur is colored and patterned to create great camouflage.
Their diet consists of a wide variety of prey, including rabbits, mice, squirrels, snakes, birds and even deer, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
They are most active during the night and sunrise and sunset.
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