Bobcats are a North American mammal of the cat family. There are about 12 subspecies that range from southern Canada to central Mexico. They have very distinct facial markings. Bobcats are predators that can be found in many habitats such as woodlands, semi-desert, urban edge, forest edge, and swampland areas. They are territorial and largely solitary. They mark boundaries with claw marks, urine, and faces. Bobcats are essential for pest control, they prey on insects, geese, small birds, squirrels, rabbits, or hares. They are active from dusk to late evening and again from pre-dawn to mid-morning.

What to do if you see a bobcat??? First of all, attacks to humans are very rare. Keep as much distance as you can between you and the cat. Back away slowly and deliberately. Avoid running, it may trigger a pursuit response. Make a lot of noise by yelling or banging on things. If the cat is rabid and attacks, defend yourself.

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