One of two short-tailed wild felines along with the Canada Lynx Bobcats get their name from their bobbed tails. Distinguishable by a longer black tipped tail that is white underneath. Coloration is highly variable with season, geography and individuals. Bobcats have pointy tufted ears with black tips and white spots. Prints are approximately twice as […]
Large short-tailed cats, similar in appearance to Bobcats but generally larger in size with larger feet and shorter tail. Hind quarters may be slightly higher than front due to powerful rear legs. Tip of tail will be completely black without any white underneath unlike Bobcats. Extra fur can grow on face giving a bearded appearance. […]
The only large cats in North America with spots and long tails. Vastly different in size between individuals but overall the largest cat in the Americas. Prefer warmer climates. The last breeding populations in the United States have been extinct since the early 1900s but occasional sighting occur in the Southwest.
A compact-sized wild cat with a uniformly colored coat, usually brown to red (occasionally gray) with long tails. Usually found in tropical and sub-tropical warm environments. Partially nocturnal characteristics and one of the most active cats during the daylight hours. They are solitary quiet animals and hard to detect.
Approximately twice the size of most house cats, Ocelots have very detailed spotted and dappled fur. They are one of the only cats to not mind water and are competent swimmers. Found throughout coastal Mexico, southern Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, found in diverse habitats. Tracks are easy to confuse with Bobcat tracks. Use range […]
The largest native feline in North America next to the Jaguar. Cougars have long tails and uniform brown tawny fur that can range from light tan to red in color with seasonal changes. Babies can have spots but they are lost near maturity. Can be found in huge variety of western habitats but sightings in […]