Bobcats or Lynxes
A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) or Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is larger than a domestic cat, at least twice the size, weighs about 15-35 pounds. The Bobcat is also known as the wildcat, red lynx and bay lynx in West Virginia. Bobcat has slightly distinguishing chartacteristics from the lynx, shorter hair tufts, multiple black bars on tail, irregular spots, shorter legs, smaller paws. Lynx on the other hand got very few spots, lighter coat with a single black bar extendes around the tip of the tail and they have pointy ears and large eyes. Bobcats and Lynxes are nocturnal animals and only a few West Virginia residents ever actually see a bobcat in the wild. Bobcats and Lynxes eat small animals, rats, mice, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, birds, hurt deer, and occasionally eat small domesticated animals, chickens, ducks, pigs. etc,. They live in the mountains in small caves, under overhanging rocks and hollow trees and kittens will stay with their mother for their first year and are preyed upon by coyotes, foxes and large owls.
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See a bobcat or lynx in the wild is a tremendous thrill.
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See a bobcat or lynx in the wild is a tremendous thrill
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See a bobcat or lynx in the wild is a tremendous thrill
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Feral or house cat
Submitted by: Bobbie Lauren Driskell

Cats are predators as well as pets; owners should keep them inside and any domestic cat which has reverted back to a wild state is a feral cat and they kill a surprising number of animals in West Virginia. Feral Cat is the Number One Enemy of small mammals and birds.

Where:                Bobcat Country.  In the mountains in small caves, under 
                      overhanging rocks and hollow trees. When:                2004 Photographer:         Billybob Photo submitted by:   Bobbie Lauren Driskell

A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) or Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is larger than a domestic cat, at least twice the size, weighs about 15-35 pounds.
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Bobcats are nocturnal animals and only a few West Virginia residents ever actually encounter or see any of the big cats.