Florida Bobcat: Lynx rufus

Florida Bobcat: Lynx rufus



I did a post of Florida’s Bobcats (Lynx rufus) some time back, but it just disappeared from the blog.

I am reposting these photos as I love watching these cats.

We live in a large subdivision bordered by an even larger preserve, so these bobcats thrive on rabbits, squirrels, and, I suppose the occasional loose poodle or housecat.

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They are crepuscular (more active around dawn and dusk), so hard to get good photos.

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But, having no enemies other than cars and the very rare male panther passing through the preserve….they often ignore humans.

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Graceful and innocent looking….they can put on an amazing burst of speed when hunting.

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Easy to see out in the open they become almost invisible in the tall grass.

Just part of our wonderful wild side of SW Florida.

 

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Steven Scott

Steven Scott

Steven Scott is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.

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Steven Scott

Steven Scott

Steven Scott is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.

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