Bobcats, sometimes called red due to the rich color of soft fur, lives in central and southern North America. Local residents call her “Bobcat”. It is half the size of an ordinary trot: it is 60 cm high and weighs 6-14 kg.
Her legs are shorter and thinner, as the red beauty does not need to walk on deep snow, unlike her northern relative. You can learn the Bobcat and a white mark on the inside of the black tip of the tail, smaller ears brushes and a lighter color. Fluffy fur can be reddish-brown or gray. In Florida, even completely black individuals, the so-called “melanists,” come across. The muzzle and paws of a wild cat are decorated with black marks.
You can meet a red-haired bobcat in dense subtropical forests or in deserted places among prickly cacti, on high mountain slopes or in marshy lowlands. The presence of a person does not prevent her from appearing on the outskirts of towns or small towns. This predator chooses areas where you can eat small rodents, nimble squirrels or fearful rabbits and even prickly porcupines.
Hungry bobcat can attack a white-tailed deer or a domestic sheep. Hunt likes at dusk, when her color is a good disguise. A clever jump, a quick, deadly bite at the base of the skull and you can start eating. When they have eaten, the cat hides the remains of the feast and keeps to rest nearby.
The gait of a graceful animal is interesting: during walking, it places the hind legs softly in the tracks of the forelegs. In general, she is very secretive – he listens to every rustle, smells a suspicious nose with a sensitive nose, because the red-haired bobcat has its own natural enemies: jaguars, coyotes, cougars and wolves.