Louisa Enright's Blog

Mainely Tipping Points

Bobcat Visitors

with 3 comments

Turkey Tracks: February 22, 2021

Bobcat Visitors

Wildlife here in Mid-Coast Maine is often in very close proximity to us.

A friend who lives in town has had at least two Bobcats visiting her property over the winter. She says this one sat on her back steps for several hours the other day. She said it is smaller than another one who has also visited.

I thought you’d enjoy the pics she sent me.

A full grown male can weigh in at 20 to 30 pounds. The females are smaller. A size comparison would be AC doggie, who weights about 26 pounds. So you can see these cats are NOT the size of a housecat.

They eat a wide variety of foods, from large to small, and can take on an animal the size of a deer.

Here is a link for more information: https://www.maine.gov/ifw/fish-wildlife/wildlife/species-information/mammals/bobcat.html

Written by louisaenright

February 22, 2021 at 9:27 am

3 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. I’m so glad you posted about the Bobcats in Camden so Dick and I don’t think we are crazy. We enjoy checking out animal tracks and had quite a variety in St. George. We were curious to what we would find in Lincolnville. It was quite a surprise to discover what we figured were bobcat tracks not far from the house. I’m more confident in our discovery now.

    On Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 9:28 AM Louisa Enright’s Blog wrote:

    > louisaenright posted: ” Turkey Tracks: February 22, 2021 Bobcat Visitors > Wildlife here in Mid-Coast Maine is often in very close proximity to us. A > friend who lives in town has had at least two Bobcats visiting her property > over the winter. She says this one sat on h” >

    sailingmc

    February 22, 2021 at 11:40 am

    • What you might also have near you in Lincolnville is a Mountain Lion family. You weren’t with us when Polly Schultzer was one of our quilters at CQ. She lived in the house on the right on Youngtown Road just above the Maiden Cliff road that leads to a really nice hike and connection to the hiking trails that are higher up. (Great views, but ticks were bad the last time my grandchildren tried it.) Her property backed up to many acres of land—-and neighbors all swore they had seen a mountain lion back on the mountain sides more than once. Some time later, friend Rose Lowell (Dolce Vita farm and maker of awesome wood fired oven pizzas, etc) told me she had seen big cat tracks on her property, which is on the corner of Youngtown Road and the Beach Road from Lincolnville Beach. Rose at the time had a lot of chickens. I saw what I thought was a bobcat last summer cross the Lincolnville Beach Road near the cemetery closer to the beach end of that road. So… We do have some big cats in the area, of one sort or another.

      louisaenright

      February 24, 2021 at 10:01 am

  2. Hi, Louisa! I enjoy yr blog. It looks like AC Slater has a small electronic collar, right? We are looking for a good, small one for our 19-pound sheltie. Would you recommend yours? Would you tell us the company and model. Thanks! Peggy. Still at my GMU email.

    margaret yocom

    February 22, 2021 at 11:50 am


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: