The Bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a native mammal in Georgia. Bobcats also live on the property of Trinity Lakes. Bobcats are about twice the size of the common house cat. Males can weigh more than 40 pounds.  The tail is short and gives the appearance of being “bobbed.”

Common prey includes mice, rats, rabbits, reptiles and birds. Bobcats can reach 13 years old in the wild while captive bobcats have reached over 30 years old.

Bobcats tend to be shy and avoid people. Although they are common in many areas, it is rare to actually see a bobcat. Bobcats are wild animals, so you should view them from a safe distance.