Are there bobcats? Yes!
John Barnett of Go Native, a local habitat restoration company, took this photo while he was operating an excavator working on the new trails. The bobcat just ignored him while he was working. He got the photo just before the bobcat disappeared when dog walkers showed up. Bob and the guys from Go Native believe that this was a small cat in 2016, but by 2017 it was considerably larger and was seen with a female and cub (not in the photo).
You never know what you’ll see while visiting the Pedro Point Headlands or if you volunteer for a workday. We can guarantee that you will see all the restoration work that has been done. Please respect all wild animals; keep children and dogs at a safe distance.
The bobcat is an adaptable predator that inhabits wooded areas, as well as semi desert, urban edge, forest edge, and swampland environments. It remains in some of its original range, but populations are vulnerable to local extinction (“extirpation”) by coyotes and domestic animals. With a gray to brown coat, whiskered face, and black-tufted ears, the bobcat resembles the other species of the midsized Lynx genus. It is smaller on average than the Canada lynx, with which it shares parts of its range, but is about twice as large as the domestic cat. It has distinctive black bars on its forelegs and a black-tipped, stubby tail, from which it derives its name.
– “Bobcat,” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobcat