They are named after their short bobbed tail. The coat color varies from shades of beige or brown, with lines or spots of markings in dark brown or black. Their face appears wide because of the extended hair beneath their ears. Their snarls and growls are so deep and fearsome as if a much bigger animal produces them. Bobcats from the north typically have a larger body size than those in the south.
They can survive for long periods without food but frequently eats when prey is abundant. They often prey on birds, rabbits, and rodents, but they can also hunt prey up to eight times their own weight when food is scarce. Although bobcats are hunted for sport and fur, populations have usually proven stable.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No