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Trail Cam captures an intense mating conversation between Bobcats


Bobcats can be found in all contagious states in the United States except Delaware. I don’t know what they have against Delaware. But hey, I guess Delaware isn’t for everyone. California and Georgia have the largest populations of bobcats.

In Kentucky, where I live, you rarely see bobcats. You will sometimes see them scurrying down the road or up the shores and cliffs of lakes when boating. For the most part, they are very shy, elusive, and primarily nocturnal.

Get a better view of the Bobcats

With the growing popularity of trail-cams, we are able to observe their behavior more than ever before. I belong to a Facebook group dedicated to trail-cam videos. It was on this page that I saw this incredible video.

The video not only lets us hear the sounds the bobcats make as they court, but you also see their incredibly awkward body movements. You don’t know if they will fight or get along.

A bit the same tension between human couple. We all know that putting on makeup makes things more fun. MDR.

Unique Look at the Bobcat Mating Ritual

The Facebook page that originally posted the video, Center for Biological Diversitydescribed like this,

Vakentine’s Day, bobcat style: Communication is key. In this video, two bobcats negotiate a date via head howls, rapid tail twitches, and awkward pauses. The female is the gray cat and the male is the red (red) cat.

Thanks to Robyn Sloan for sharing these images with us!


I think this video is amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the slightest sound emitted by the bobcat. Robyn Sloan took some amazing footage with her trail camera. She has several other awesome videos of many different animals from her test camera, HERE.

What happens when mating begins?

According to Wildlife Rescue League,

During mating, the male bites the female’s neck, and since the female may change her mind, the male ends up with split ears. The noises continue until mating is complete. Males will seek out other females, but females will not tolerate males once the babies are born.

When is Bobcat mating season?

the National Zoo and Smithsonian Institute of Conservation Biology said,

They mark their specific territories to minimize confrontations with other bobcats. Bobcat mating season is mainly in winter, although mating can take place from November to August. Gestation lasts about 60 to 70 days, with an average of 62 days, and there are usually two to four kittens per litter.

Find more interesting facts about the Bobcats, HERE.

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