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Bobcat

Lynx rufus

Range

  • North America, parts of Canada, and northern Mexico

Habitat

  • Forests

Diet

  • Rabbits
  • Birds
  • Mice
  • Squirrels

Fierce hunters, they stalk and kill their prey efficiently and have been known to take down large animals such as deer.

Bobcats may look like larger versions of housecats, but they’re anything but. They adapt well to so many environments and can thrive in deserts, swamps, and urban areas. Solitary animals, they form territories encompassing up to 20 square miles; interacting only for breeding.

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