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Offline EsotericPA

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Cougar or bobcat?
« on: November 09, 2019, 10:30:51 AM »
A friend captured this in northern Wisconsin and was wondering what this is. Initially I thought a bobcat but now I doubt myself.

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Re: Cougar or bobcat?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 10:33:54 AM »
Looks like a B-cat.
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Re: Cougar or bobcat?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 10:35:00 AM »
 :tup: :yeah: thank you. I thought so too but I'm a novice.

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Re: Cougar or bobcat?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 11:50:31 AM »
Yep Bobcat, if it was a cougar, it's tail would be almost as long as the body and visible.
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Re: Cougar or bobcat?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 01:41:53 PM »
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Re: Cougar or bobcat?
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Re: Cougar or bobcat?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 07:49:53 AM »
Looks like a bob cat to me.
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Re: Cougar or bobcat?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2019, 08:07:05 AM »
House cat  :chuckle:
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Re: Cougar or bobcat?
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2019, 10:41:42 AM »
lack of spots might make the cat a lynx. Definitely not a cougar.

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Re: Cougar or bobcat?
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2019, 11:04:58 AM »
Bob.  The white on the back of the ears is a tell.  The legs are way too thin and small for a lynx and the back is too level for the high rear end of a lynx.  A lot of bobcats don't show spots on their back and sides, may only show on belly and inside of legs.  Ditto that a cougar tail would look huge in this pose. 




 


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