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Bobcats

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  • Bobcats are found throughout Washington and are increasingly adapting to suburban areas. Secretive, shy, solitary, and rarely seen in the wild, their movements tend to be slower and more deliberate, while preferring to move within vegetative cover or adjacent to it.
  • The home range for bobcats in Western Washington is two and one half to six square miles for adult males, and they commonly travel up to 4 miles a day, marking their territorial boundaries with scent and using trees as scratching posts.
  • Wild prey includes rodents, rabbits, squirrels, fawns, mountain beaver, and birds. Domestic lambs, goats, young pigs, house cats, small dogs and especially poultry are fair game to bobcats.
  • When trying to identify if an animal was killed by a bobcat, it's helpful to know that a bobcat will eat the abdomen first, along with the neck, shoulders and hindquarters. They typically kill by biting the throat, neck or skull of the prey animal. Scratch marks may be left on the victim. When the prey is smaller, however, it may be totally devoured on the spot.
  • In typical cat fashion, bobcats cover the remains of large kills with surrounding debris while coyotes do not do this. Also, bobcats leave sharp edged cuts in muscle tissue while coyotes leave ragged, torn edges when they feed.
  • Although not often a problem predator, after once feeding on domestic animals, bobcats tend to repeat this behavior since these targets are more numerous and not nearly as elusive as wild prey.
  • Trey recommends a combination of trapping and effective security measures to increase domestic animal safety. If humans don't give bobcats a taste of the "good life", they can usually comfortably coexist with us and afford us a beautiful, fleeting glimpse every now and then.

Trey has vast experience dealing with bobcats: call him at 425-941-5001