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Being Watched

While hiking in Ash Creek Wildlife Area (Modoc County CA) Leonard and I realized a bobcat (Lynx rufus) was watching us. This was the first time we ever saw a bobcat in the Wildlife Area. Bobcats have the greatest range … Continue reading

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Bergmann’s Rule

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Bergmann’s Rule (the third ecographic rule) was formulated in 1847 by Karl (also seen as Carl) Bergmann (1814 – 1865), a German biologist. It states that the same or closely related species tend to be larger in colder climates. It … Continue reading

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Bobcats (Lynx rufus) have well-defined territories marked with urine scent, feces and clawing. Males will tolerate other males where their territories overlap, but females generally do not permit other bobcats to trespass. Each bobcat has several areas within its territory … Continue reading

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Juvenile Bobcat

Throughout the summer Leonard and I watched a mother bobcat and her two kittens as they prowled around our property. The kittens now are venturing out on their own, but do not appear to have totally left the mother. I … Continue reading

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Den Inspection

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There are several coyote dens on our ranch in Modoc County CA. Each spring (April) at least one pair of coyotes has a litter in the dens, moving between the holes with their pups as a safety measure. The recent … Continue reading

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