This beautiful bobcat was spotted earlier this week near River Legacy Living Science Center. We only got this quick glimpse before it sauntered back off into the woods.
If you should see a bobcat along the trails of River Legacy Park, this is what you should do:
- Quietly watch or photograph the animal from a distance.
- Make sure the bobcat has an “escape route” and do not try to corner it, approach it or throw anything at the animal.
- Never approach a mother bobcat that has cubs. She will try to protect them if she feels you might be a threat.
- Never feed bobcats or any wild animal. They have plenty of natural food sources (rodents, squirrels, birds) in River Legacy Park.
- Enjoy the experience! Bobcats are solitary animals with a territory of up to 25 square miles. They are usually well camouflaged and avoid human contact so you are privileged to see this remarkable animal in the wild.
The bobcat’s most distinctive characteristics are a tuft of fur on each ear and a bobbed tail.
Let us know of your cool bobcat sightings!