Turkey Tracks: February 22, 2021
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