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  1. Wendy Palm
    December 23, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

    Hobe Sound, Fl. A bobcat was wandering about this AM. Right next to houses and in driveways. It seemed actually tame.

  2. Karen K Clark
    October 13, 2014 @ 2:03 am

    OH YES THEY CAN

  3. Chris Wood
    September 3, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

    I saw my first Fl.Bobcat this am. Also saw a young Deer,she was stomping her

    Front hooves and making a screaching noise,like she was trying to warn other deer.

  4. Carolyn Rucker Loughery
    August 13, 2014 @ 10:20 pm

    Bobcats can't open doors did you see the cat.

  5. Dominique Spurling
    July 28, 2014 @ 8:50 pm

    A few days ago at 4 am a bobcat came over my gate, up my stairs, pushed my front door open (I guess, I did not have it securely latched), attacked and took my cat from our living room. I live in a rural area so I understand the risks to pets, but it came in through a closed door and entered my house. No fear? That's a problem.

  6. RJ Henry
    May 21, 2014 @ 12:33 am

    they ARE CATS! they ARE RELATED to the CAT FAMILY. get you'r FACT STRAIGHT!!!!!!

  7. CM Williams
    February 13, 2014 @ 11:56 pm

    A bobcat kitten came to our house two years ago. It survived under our house in the crawl space with our ferals for a couple of weeks before I actually saw it. Thinking it was a feral–albeit rather large feral–I dropped to my knees to see if it would let me get close which is what we do to determine if the cat is stray or feral. Feral cats won't let you get that close, but abandoned pets or strays who lived with humans usually will. I was able to pet the bobcat from its head to the base of its tail. It was starving, backbone and ribs were protruding. I went into the house to get more canned catfood, which it ate hesitantly. I moved too suddenly and it jumped off our porch and that's when I saw the bobbed tail. I was intrigued with the white patches on its ears. Later I had to see if it was a bobcat and it was. (I have pictures on my wall.) We did have to fight NM Game and Fish Department to come help us trap the little one. The warden who came out didn't believe it was a bobcat until he got a good look at it leaving the premises. We fed it raw chicken and its strength came back. Took us about 3 weeks to trap him. He was released on our local wildlife range. Bobcats are not meant to be pets.

  8. Bill Bagdi
    February 7, 2014 @ 3:58 pm

    Yes, Bobcats aren't losing any "ideal" habitat actually. I saw one walking with her cubs in the mall last week and she looked very happy in that "ideal" habitat. Then there was the "ideal" petting zoo habitat in the park where a few were kept; an "ideal" rescue shelter habitat for one missing a leg(not sure if from a trap or a car) to recover until it could be released back into its "ideal" habitat, and there are more and more "ideal" habitats of new developments going up so the bobcat can survive, as well as the new "ideal" industrial areas and "ideal" office parks" – not to mention how their "ideal" habitat of highways and interstates are expanding for them to expand and deplete additional "ideal" habitats of their resident small animals/birds/rodents because as we all know, there is an overabundance because we are not allowed to hunt. WOW Dude, short sightedness and close mindedness are not the answer – I have no problem with hunting for food – food only. If humans are the smartest species on earth, why do they have to easily kill things rather than find a way to cope with, or relocate problem wildlife. I guess that's too tough for intelligent humans, you know, those other mammals with an overpopulation problem. Jeesh…….

  9. Mark Whatley
    August 1, 2013 @ 2:17 am

    The claim above that bobcats suffer the total loss of habitat due to development is false. Bobcats are highly adaptive to populated areas, and find ideal habitat in essentially every urban park system and in many neighborhoods. The abundance of habitat and food has contributed to overpopulation, a problem that is exacerbated by the near absence of hunting and trapping in urban areas.

  10. Kathryn Bugler
    July 4, 2013 @ 6:38 am

    I noticed three in one enclosure. How many can you house together? I thought they were solitary? (I have to design an enclosure for my zoo keeping course and I chose bobcats.)

    • Carole Baskin
      July 5, 2013 @ 2:14 am

      Only cats who were raised together will tolerate each other as adults…and rarely then. We have to separate everyone at dinner time, even if they REALLY like each other the rest of the time.

  11. Victoria Carignan
    June 8, 2013 @ 7:05 am

    Are any tame enough to pet? I noticed some had more wild attitude than others. It looked like one was going blind too. Older bobcat?

    • Carole Baskin
      June 8, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

      Some of them are docile enough to pet, but it is disrespectful for us to lord over them and make them do what we want. Cats are fiercely independent and we do all we can to give them a life of dignity. If I pet a cat, but tell you that you shouldn't buy one as a pet, that would be hypocritical.

  12. Shanda Murrow Kerschner
    May 22, 2013 @ 12:46 am

    My Russian blue house at is bigger. It weighs 40 lbs.

  13. Ruby Ramirez
    May 10, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

    Their not kittens dude

  14. Schmoozie Qu
    April 28, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    beautiful kittehs…<3


  15. November 23, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    Tommie girl hasn’t been added to the list of bobcats yet. How is she doing?


    • November 23, 2012 @ 12:07 am

      She’s doing great and Gale said she will send Chris more pictures of her and Skip to post since she sees them a lot.


  16. November 23, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    Thanks for sharing the video footage of the bobcats! Such beautiful animals!


  17. November 23, 2012 @ 12:06 am

    Such beautfiul animals! Thanks for the video.

  18. Charlene Boden
    July 3, 2012 @ 1:40 am

    Tommie girl hasn't been added to the list of bobcats yet. How is she doing?

    • Carole Baskin
      July 4, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

      She's doing great and Gale said she will send Chris more pictures of her and Skip to post since she sees them a lot.

  19. Monica Bey
    June 9, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    Thanks for sharing the video footage of the bobcats! Such beautiful animals!

  20. Monica Bey
    June 9, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    Such beautfiul animals! Thanks for the video.

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