Bocat Removal in Myrtle Beach & Surrounding Areas
The bobcat is a medium-sized wild cat found throughout North America. It has black-tipped ears and a distinctive, black-tipped stub-like tail, from which it gets its name. It is closely related to the lynx and is often mistaken for a number of other lynx species. Bobcats are territorial and mostly solitary. They mark their territory by clawing trees and by using urine and feces. They can weigh anywhere from eight to 40 pounds. The average lifespan of the bobcat is seven to 10 years, though the oldest bobcat on record was a captive bobcat that lived to be 32 years old. Bobcats are most active during twilight hours though during some parts of the year can be more diurnal in nature.
Bobcats are mostly carnivores and eat rabbits, insects, rodents, chicken, geese, other birds and deer. Adult bobcats have a few natural predators, including cougars, gray wolves, coyotes and alligators (in the southeast US). Many animals will prey on kittens, including foxes, bears, owls, eagles and other birds of prey. Kittens are born in April or May and an average litter is two to four kittens though it can range from one to six kittens. Bobcats mostly carry external parasites such as fleas and ticks. They also can carry and transmit toxoplasmosis. If you have a problem with a bobcat, do not attempt to deal with the animal yourself. Call The Snake Chaser for proper and safe capture and relocation.