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The Bobcat is a medium sized cat with a ruff of fur around the sides of the face. They weigh between 13-30 pounds, stand 21 inches in height and are 30 - 50 inches long. The Bobcats in the North tend to be larger than those in the South. Their coat color varies and has been recorded in shades of light gray, yellowish- brown, buff-brown and reddish-brown. Bobcats are also known to be melanistic. These cats have only been reported in Florida.

The Bobcats primary diet is rabbit, but they also eat rodents, birds and other small mammals. Bobcats are also known to be scavengers.

The bobcat to the left is named Bobby. Bobby is eight months old and currently holds the title of educational ambassador for the predator and prey program we conduct for schools and other organization around the area. If you would like to learn more about this program and others we do, please feel free to contact us or visit the educational section of WWW.ArnoldsWildlife.org.

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