Friday, February 21, 2014

Lucky Bob....

In my most recent post, I mentioned that we found tracks of the Bob-tailed Cat (Lynx rufus) in the snow.

After reviewing the video clips on the cameras we checked, we found the following:

This was very close to the Bobcat tracks we found and is likely the same individual.

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.

Bobcats are pretty hard to come by for us.  In the southern part of our fine state, they are mostly nonexistant (or very, very scarce).  They are much more common in the northern part of the state, but still don't exist in very high densities compared to other mammals of comparable size and trophic status.

It's only becuase this particular project is ongoing further north that we are able to get Bobcat clips (see also here and here).

Thus, 'cats are one of my favorite critters to get on a camera trap!

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