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Discussion: Bobcats in Franklin County

in: mikeminium; mikeminium > 2020-08-05

Aug 7, 2020 6:52 PM # 
I see that you are running on the Brookville Lake Scenic Trail. Have you seen any bobcats?
Aug 7, 2020 8:36 PM # 
Not yet, but doesn't surprise me at all. They're largely nocturnal. There's been a den with young reported at Fernald Preserve at least 3 or 4 years ago - they're definitely making a comeback.

I've seen lots of deer and rabbits, so plenty of food for a hungry bobcat!
Aug 8, 2020 10:25 AM # 
Bobcats eat deer??
Aug 8, 2020 4:09 PM # 
There seems to be some evidence that they do eat deer. I found several articles supporting this. Here's one:

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