Sunday, November 06, 2011

Eric's bobcat

6 comments:

drjim said...

Sweet!

Mother Superior said...

Seems like overkill for such a little cat.

wirecutter said...

I think he said he was hunting deer when he got the bobcat. But those little bobs are tough - better to have too much gun than not enough.

Anonymous said...

That's not a bobcat. It's a Margay. Best that The Man doesn't know about this, as it's On The List.

Anonymous said...

I GRABBED MY .223 FOR THE PICK BUT I WAS HUNTING WITH A .308 CALIBER STEYR RIFLE. PRETTY GOOD SHOT AT 175 YDS WALKING AWAY . (THATS WHERE LARGE HOLE ACROSS HIS BACK CAME FROM) IMPRESSIVE SHOT IF I SAY SO MYSELF!!!!!

EB,
GA

wirecutter said...

Tail looks a little short to be a margay, and it's way north of a margays' range.

The margay is very similar to the larger ocelot in appearance, although the head is a little shorter, the eyes larger, and the tail and legs longer. It weighs from 2.6 to 4 kilograms (5.7 to 8.8 lb), with a body length of 48 to 79 centimetres (19 to 31 in), and a tail length of 33 to 51 centimetres (13 to 20 in). Unlike most other cats, the female possesses only two teats.
The margay is found from southern Mexico, through Central America and in northern South America east of the Andes. The southern edge of its range reaches Uruguay and northern Argentina. They are found almost exclusively in areas of dense forest, ranging from tropical evergreen forest to tropical dry forest and high cloud forest. Margays have sometimes also been observed in coffee and cocoa plantations.
- wikipedia