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Monday, March 02, 2015
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Bobcats occur frequently in the southern half of North America but are rarely aound in midwestern states.  They are common in the mountains of the Carolinas and the coastal plain as far north as the Great Dismal Swamp.  Larger populations occur in the mountains and coastal plain than in the piedmont.

Bobcats are somewhat larger than domestic cats, ranging from 24 to almost 40 inches in length, including the tail. They weigh between 16 and 24 pounds, depending on their sex, with males typically being heavier than females. Their mottled coloration varies from grayish to reddish brown with small darker spots and blotches. The tail is short and tipped with black on the upper surface. Long hairs on their faces resemble “sideburns” and their ears are usually dark with a white patch near the tip.


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