Bobcats on the Appalachian Trail

bobcatBobcats are between 15 to 70 pounds, have stubby tails, tufted ears, and a tawny coat with mottled brown spots.

Though abundant in the mountains, as night hunters they are rarely seen on the trail. Their prey consists of hare and rabbit, mice, porcupines, squirrels and cave bats. They occassionally eat carrion and poultry.

About the Author Steve Burge:
Steve Burge was the original founder of AppalachianTrail.com. He was a teacher for many years before starting a web development firm.