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Title: Observations of Intraspecific Interactions of Bobcats in the Southern High Plains of Texas

Bobcats are solitary felines, having minimal interaction between individuals except for mating or rearing of kittens by females. We report observations of non-aggressive interactions observed and photographed among bobcats in an impacted landscape of the Southern High Plains of Texas. Here, these included the temporary mixing of bobcat litters with at least one adult female present, interactions involving related females and a juvenile, a male bobcat in the presence of a nursing female and her kittens, and several adult bobcats accompanied by a juvenile.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Pantex Plant (PTX), Amarillo, TX (United States)
  2. West Texas A&M Univ., Canyon, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
PX-2209
Journal ID: ISSN 0038-4909
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0001942
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Southwestern Naturalist
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 62; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0038-4909
Publisher:
BioOne
Research Org:
Pantex Plant (PTX), Amarillo, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; bobcat; interaction; high plains; lynx
OSTI Identifier:
1410336