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Named for its short "bobbed" tail, the bobcat is the most widely distributed native cat in North America.
Weight: 9 to 33 pounds; Shoulder height: 18 to 23 inches; Length: 24 to 42 inches
Carnivores, rabbits and hares make up most of their diet
Many habitats from dessert to swamp to mountain
Range in the Wild:
North America from Southern Canada to Southern Mexico
There are almost one million bobcats living in the US. In some areas they are rare, hence they are protected in some states.
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