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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-30-2016, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Bobcat track size

Came across a few this morning, well I think I did.



Or is this a feral cat? Seems bigger than typical house cat. There is a yote track on this quad trail for reference.


And this is my neighbor's cat on my shed ramp. It's way smaller than the track in the woods.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-30-2016, 08:51 PM
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Re: Bobcat track size

There are Bob's in Washington County. I'm thinking house cat.
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Re: Bobcat track size

That looks like Bob to me

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-30-2016, 10:11 PM
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Re: Bobcat track size

If it's a bobcat, its a small one. Hard to tell for sure.

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Re: Bobcat track size

What is the avg cat track size? If it doesn't melt out, I'll check again tomorrow. I've never seen any, but that doesn't mean they aren't there.

What other aspects would identify it as def a bobcat?
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Re: Bobcat track size

Bobcats have a longer stride than a house cat. House cats are fairly close to the ground but bobcat have longer legs. A large male house cat and a small first year cat can have similar size tracks, both being 10-12lb, but the bobcat will have a stride more similar to a red fox when it is walking normally. House cats almost always have a close stride. Of course a bobcat can be going slow and then the tracks will be close. Those tracks seem to be quite close and I lean towards a domestic.

Size of bobcat tracks vary widely from 10lb to 40lb.

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Thanks tundragriz. The stride length makes sense. I'll have to check the others I saw.
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Re: Bobcat track size

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Re: Bobcat track size

And of course, the snow has melted off and I couldn't recheck the tracks. The track on the trail is def smaller. The ones in the upper pasture were bigger but still an unknown. Thanks for the input guys
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