Bobcat (Felis rufus).
The bobcat is secretive as well as curious. It has keen eyesight and hearing that enable it to ambush its prey. It is a small cat, wieghing (error - should be weighing) approximately 20 pounds and its 6-inch tail accounts for its name. Its tufts of hair rising from its ears are used as a form of communication with other bobcats.
Photographer -Tom Stack and Associats / Robert Winslow
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# 6674 Bobcat (Felis rufus).
The young bobcat will leave its range of birth at 11 months and will seek out a range of its own. A bobcat mother has been known to abandon her young because of the scarcity of food for her and her kittens. Its ability to adapt to habitat and diet has made it possible for it to survive from swampland to wooded mountainsides.
Photographer -Richard Stacks