Bobcats strolling through Edwards
Here, kitty, kitty!
Two bobcats were seen walking through a yard and driveway on upper June Creek Road in Singletree on Wednesday morning around 7:30 a.m.
“The bobcat is named for its short (bobbed) tail which won’t get caught in shrubs and thorns while it travels,” said Hannah Rumble, community programs director for Walking Mountains Science Center.
“Bobcats are normally shy, solitary animals but the images of two bobcats we have seen lately are probably a kitten and its mom. Most likely, the juvenile will go off on its own before mom gives birth to another litter (of one to six kittens) in the spring,” Rumble said.
Rumble also said that bobcat young can be referred to either as cubs or kittens. The terms are used interchangeably, but large felines like leopards are always cubs.
What do bobcats eat?
“Bobcats are strict carnivores and prefer animals like squirrels, rabbits, birds, mice and occasionally deer, ” Rumble said.
Unlike deer, you don’t often see bobcats roaming around Singletree.
“They are generally extremely weary of people and unlikely to purposely get near any humans or pets if humans are around,” Rumble said.
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