But the move itself is quite unsafe and leaves Elena widely vulnerable if evaded or blocked. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Categories :. Cancel Save. Both the bobcat and lynx have short, rounded tails. While the Lynxtail takes its name from its short tail, the lynx actually Lynxtail an even stubbier tail. Finally, the lynx sports a luxurious ruff of fur on its cheeks, while the bobcat has a much more modest ruff. The cats are solitary by nature, Lynxtail, and they tend to avoid contact with humans.
Both lynxes and bobcats are deadly predators that can move with sudden bursts of speed to attack the small mammals they feed on. Found in varied regions throughout North America, including the United States and Mexico, bobcats are smaller than lynxes, but they make up for their smaller size with their bold, aggressive temperament. In addition to hunting small mammals and even an occasional fawn or small deer, some bobcats also stalk and kill farm animals, such as pigs and sheep.
This behavior makes bobcats a bane for many landowners, who may kill the wild cats to protect their farm stock. Although bobcats generally avoid humans, when their natural resources are scarce, they may venture into the backyards of homes at night, putting dogs and other domestic pets left outdoors at risk.
With their fearless behavior and razor-sharp reflexes, bobcats sometimes even kill rattlesnakes and other venomous snakes. In the wild, bobcats like to establish a perch from which to survey their terrain. Sitting motionless on their vantage point, they wait in stealth for smaller animals to wander into their domain. Their large, deep-set jaws open widely to enable them to latch onto their prey.
When food is abundant, bobcats eat heavily, often Lynxtail the carcass and returning to it for multiple meals. During times when prey is scarce, however, bobcats can survive for long periods without food. Some lynx species have short muzzles that inhibit their sense of smell, so they rely mainly on their exceptional hearing and eyesight to track potential prey.
Lynxes and bobcats are territorial creatures that mark their domain with their scent to keep other cats away. In cold climates and forested environments, lynxes use fallen branches and thick Lynxtail of leaves to escape harsh weather conditions. During pregnancy, female Lynxtail seek a more secluded den, which they line with feathers and leaves to help keep their kittens warm.
Although both lynxes and bobcats can swim, they avoid getting wet when possible. Both types of wild cats can also climb trees to escape predators or to survey their territory. Joy of Animals. Differences in Appearance The most obvious difference between a lynx vs bobcat is its size. Lynx — Note the black tufts of hair on the ears While lynxes tend to live in cold forests, bobcats are found in a variety of climates and terrains from arid deserts to rocky, mountainous regions.
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