Bobcat Lynx rufus (Schreber, 1777)In need of conservation  -  S3 (Watch list)    Synonyms: Lynx rufus rufus.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Mammalia   >   Order Carnivora   >   Family Felidae   >   Genus Lynx   

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Bobcats are uncommon in the state and found mainly in western Maryland, but they are occasionally found in the Piedmont. They are very rare on the coastal plain. The state's population dwindled to extremely low levels in the late 1800s due to deforestation, but they have rebounded as forests regenerated.

There are 25 records in the project database.

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A Bobcat documented by motion-activated camera in Garrett Co., Maryland (3/5/2009). Camera placed by Zoe Hanley and Julia Smith during their bobcat/fisher study while graduate students at Frostburg State University. Photo by Boyer and McDowell. (MBP list)

Bobcat in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/13/2020). (c) bcamp001, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by bcamp001 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bobcat in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/13/2020). (c) bcamp001, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by bcamp001 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bobcat in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/13/2020). (c) bcamp001, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by bcamp001 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bobcat in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/13/2020). (c) bcamp001, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by bcamp001 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Bobcat with its prey, a Meadow Vole, in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/30/2020). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Bobcat in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/5/2019). (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (MBP list)

A Bobcat in Warren Co., New Jersey (5/23/2017). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Bobcat found at Merritt Island NWR, Florida (11/23/2005). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Bobcat in Arlington, Texas (5/8/2011). Note the short tail. Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Bobcat in Hidalgo Co., Texas (4/23/2009). Photo by Jeff Culler. (MBP list)

Bobcat in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/10/2019). (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (MBP list)


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