Bobcats are found throughout most of North America, from Canada to Mexico. It can be founded in wooded areas, semi-deserts, swamplands, and even near human populations.
Bobcats grow to be about twice the size of the typical housecat, with the males averaging about 36" in length and 16-30 pounds, and females averaging about 20 pounds. It gets its names from the short, "bobbed" tail, although it has other distinctive characteristics, including the pointed, black-tipped ears and spotted coat.
They eat a wide-ranging diet that may include rabbits, insects and even deer, aided by the fact they are most active during twilight and dawn, when they can sneak up on larger prey. Bobcats are mostly solitary animals, often driven away by human populations, but they have proven to be remarkably adaptable.