Bobcats have light grey, yellowish-brown or reddish-brown fur with a white belly. Not quite a very large big-cat, they are still recognisable. They have short ear tufts, cheek ruffs, a dark tip to their defining stumpy tail and most young have spots or tabby stripes. They are heavily built cats; healthy adult males weighing roughly 12Kg and females slightly lighter. They make your average household cat look like a kitten and would easily size up a small child for dinner.
Following some research, I am certain that in Sandford Wood, North Somerset, England, near the house my family lived in for about a decade; I was observed by a Bobcat (let’s call him Geoffrey). I often walked home from the park through the forest before dusk and on one occasion I had an unnerving feeling that I was being followed.
Geoff lookalike: Maybe Steve
Bobcats live in forests in…
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