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Location and Habitat
Bobcats can be found in many parts of southern Canada, and throughout most of the United States except for parts of the
midwest. They are also located in northern Mexico.
Just as bobcats must be able to survive in a variety of habitats, they must be able to eat a variety of different food. Bobcats will prey on rabbits, mice, squirrels and other small mammals. Bobcats may also sometimes eat larger animals.
Size and Description
Bobcats can be 2 - 3.5 feet in length and weigh 20 - 30 pounds. Bobcats have thick, fur coats that can be gray, red or brown,
depending on where they live. Their coats are covered in spots that are sometimes more apparent on their legs than on their backs.
On their faces are a few stripes. These markings and colors undoubtedly help to camoflauge bobcats in the brush, scrub or forest
regions that they live in.
Bobcats are nocturnal and rarely seen during the day. They are also solitary creatures except for mating periods. Like
common housecats, bobcats will stalk or pounce on unsuspecting prey when hunting.
The gestation or pregnancy period of bobcats is approximately 2 months. Females will give birth to 2 - 4 kittens per litter.
Bobcats are the mascot of the professional basketball team, the Charlotte Bobcats.
The thirtieth president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, had a bobcat (among other animals) as a pet in the White House.
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