color of the bobcat is tawny (greyer in the
winter) with indistinct black spotting.
The tail is short and stubby with 2 or 3 black
bars with a black tip above and pale or white
below. The face has broken black lines which
radiate onto the broad cheek ruff. Average
weight is 15-35 pounds with the male being
larger than the female.
Distribution - The bobcat primarily
occurs in scrubby country and broken forests,
but adapts to swamps, farmlands and arid lands
if they are rocky or brushy. It roams
freely at night and is frequently abroad
during the day except at the peak of summer.
They are spottily distributed from coast to
coast throughout southern Canada.
Tracks - The bobcat track is easily
distinquished with a round shape, four toes
and no claws are evident. It is
generally twice the size of a domestic cat print and
loosely resembles that of a coyote or dog but
is more rounded. At greater speeds the toes of
the front foot spread easier than that of the
hind one which has a smaller ball pad.
As with any wildlife that transits
the campus, it is best to leave it alone.
This is the bobcat's habitat; they do not like
contact with humans and as a rule are seldom
The Department of Fish & Game stated
that the bobcats were of little if any threat,
but that the department would take immediate
action if any threat arises.