Monday, February 18, 2013

A Suburban Bobcat

Think bobcats haven't adjusted to living in close proximity to people? Think again. Here is a photo submitted by a reader that comes from Carrollton, Texas (just north of Dallas). This is a pretty big boy...

Bobcats were slower to adjust to urban sprawl than coyotes but seem to be doing fine now. Is it possible larger cats are figuring out how to live near, and even in, cities?


  1. I don't know about cities, but the big cat I wrote to you about previously is still around...near civilization. One of the horses has 2 punctures in his cheek, possibly much lower, falling off the jaw, the other lower tooth may have missed. He also has 2 long vertical scratches on the opposite cheek where a paw appears to have wrapped around. In addition to this, he also has a small but deep wound on his neck. I do believe a big cat did this. South of Waxahachie, TX. Amanda

  2. I'm in northcentral WI and in the country. My Dad always said that animals will adapt rather than move out because it was originally their domain for centuries. We have a pair of them right in my back yard, 2 miles out of our small town. I have many photos of them on my trail cameras. My fear?is that little kids will become dinner of them someday...not a comforting thought. Your suburbanite makes me quite nervous and also the Waxahachie sighting and proof of one looking for a meal.
    Scary stuff.