Animal Rangers Florida - Bobcat Information

Animal Rangers, FL Bobcat Information - Florida Wildlife Control Services
Animal Rangers, FL Bobcat Information - Florida Wildlife Control Services
The bobcat’s habitat is a large region of North America, from southern Canada to northern Mexico.  The type found in
South Florida is the sub species (floridanus), and is one of the smaller sized bobcats in the species.

Bobcats are very adaptable, and are a predator.  They can be found in different types of environments, from forest, to
swamp, and the outskirts of urban areas.  Bobcats can be identified by a few key physical features.  They are universally
brown in color, and have black ears.  Bobcats also have a short, stubby tail.  The bobcat has a face that appears wide in
nature because of the hairs on the side of the head.  Their noses are light red in color, and their eyes are yellow.  Bobcats
have a keen sense of smell, hearing, and vision.  The bobcat can climb very nimbly – but usually avoids water.

Adult Bobcats usually average about 30 inches in length, and can weigh anywhere between 15 and 40 lbs. Bobcats are
usually on the move during the nighttime – from sunset until about midnight.  The bobcat will then usually prowl once
again from right before dawn until a few hours after sunrise.  They have a habitual route they follow during this time.

Bobcats hunt a variety of different animals.  Bobcats usually hunt animals such as rabbits or hares.  However, they can
forage on small insects or other small woodland creatures such as squirrels.  Bobcats also have been known to hunt
animals and prey as large as deer.

Bobcat presence can be identified by their claw marks, footprints, and marking territory with urine.  The time of year in
which bobcats breed can be between winter and spring.  The gestation period of bobcats is around 60 days.

Although bobcats usually avoid human contact, sometimes a bobcat can wander where it’s not supposed to be, and make
their homes in domestic areas such as yards, landscapes, golf courses, and parks.  Bobcats can be dangerous, especially
for small household pets.  Cats and dogs are in danger if they are alone outside with hunting bobcats nearby.  
Additionally, small children should never be near bobcats.  If bobcats are prevalent in an area or property where there are
small children, they must be captured immediately.  A professional bobcat capture and bobcat control service is needed to
successfully remove the wild bobcats from a domestic area.

The bobcat is able to survive for quite a while without food, but if their prey is abundant and readily available, the bobcat
will attack.  This fact combined with bobcats sometimes wandering into residential or urban areas, could create a
dangerous situation for small household pets, small children, and even adults.  If you have a suspicion that a domestic
area is being hunted by a predator, or see a bobcat where it’s not supposed to be and can create danger, call a
professional bobcat removal and bobcat animal control specialist as soon as possible for proper, humane capture and
control procedures.
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