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Bobcat Hunt


Prey
Snow shoe rabbits are one of the main prey. Grouse, young deer, birds, frogs, snakes, small mammals, fish. Bobcats will often fish in streams. Small prey is consumed immediately while larger prey is cached (stored).



Range
They will claim around 40 square miles. Bobcats mark out and occupy home ranges; Those of males often overlap. Females occupy smaller areas; these do not overlap with other females- but may overlap with males.



The cats travel well- worn paths within their territories and mark these by squirting urine or scraping with their paws. The information given by these signs help males to gage weather females are ready to mate.




[INTRODUCTION] [HUNT] [PROFILE]
[LIFECYCLE] [PICTURES] [BOBCAT-LYNX] [INDIAN MYTH]