Common Name: Bobcat
Scientific Name: Lynx rufus
Habitat: Woodlands mixed with brushy cover and rocky outcroppings.
Diet: Carnivorous—feeds especially upon rabbits, squirrels, voles, mice, woodchucks, ground-nesting birds, frogs, fish, and some invertebrates.
This species is rarely observed because of its shy and elusive nature. Bounty was paid on bobcats in the Commonwealth between 1810 and 1938. Its numbers are currently considered to be low, and concern for the impact of development in regions of preferred habitat have caused it to be designated “vulnerable” by the Pennsylvania Biological Survey.