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Old 07-26-2011, 11:52 AM   #21
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The white spots on the back of the ears are diagnostic. It's a bobcat.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:19 PM   #22
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I'll ac cept what Gulo and Eastern Puma have to say. They are the experts that have been doing this for a long time.

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Old 07-26-2011, 06:28 PM   #23
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I'm not trying to make this animal something it's not but it doesn't look like a bobcat to me because of the color.

And here's a link to a mountain lion with similar white ears. I didn't know how to post just the picture.

http://www.sanpedrorivervalley.org/s...tain_lion.html
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:56 PM   #24
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"I say, Mt. cat" I spoke with a old dude from Raquette Lake and he said he has a picture of a Big Mt. cat eating on a deer kill. Haven't seen the pics yet but maybe there is some truth to it. Raquette lake is just north of Herkimer county. I would like to know if anybody has seen any Timber wolves in the park? WHAT THE HECK IS A TRAIL CAM DOING WAY OUT IN A REMOTE PART OF HERKIMER COUNTY ANYHOW? LoL
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:07 PM   #25
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"I say, Mt. cat" I spoke with a old dude from Raquette Lake and he said he has a picture of a Big Mt. cat eating on a deer kill. Haven't seen the pics yet but maybe there is some truth to it. Raquette lake is just north of Herkimer county. I would like to know if anybody has seen any Timber wolves in the park? WHAT THE HECK IS A TRAIL CAM DOING WAY OUT IN A REMOTE PART OF HERKIMER COUNTY ANYHOW? LoL
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:03 PM   #26
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I'm not trying to make this animal something it's not but it doesn't look like a bobcat to me because of the color.

And here's a link to a mountain lion with similar white ears. I didn't know how to post just the picture.

http://www.sanpedrorivervalley.org/s...tain_lion.html
that only shows the front of the ears.

it's the back of the ears that are key.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:14 PM   #27
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Looks like it would be a lion to me, but couldn't say for sure. Here's a little video of a bobact I got on a camera - not ADK's but downstate NY - but may be helpful to compare. From my perspective with the rock he's standing on, I'd say it's about 20+ inches at the shoulder - or a good bit bigger than I would have thought.

Hope the natural his natural act doesn't offend anyone! First time posting pics so hope it works.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink
WOW, i gotta remember next time im hunting and in that position someone could be filming me and post it on the internet... anyways, looks like a bobcat to me.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:36 PM   #28
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https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

The bobcat on this video has distinctly pointed ear tufts instead of rounded ears as the animal in the trail cam has. Also, the bobcat appears to have black on the lower back part of his legs.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:06 PM   #29
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here's a similar bobcat photo:



granted, there's some variation of the ears from bobcat to bobcat (there are 12 bobcat subspecies).


tufts are more commonly indicative with lynx:







bobcats are actually a species of lynx.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:44 PM   #30
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The ears are a little small in proportion to the head to be a bobcat and they're too far to the side. Proportion-wise, they look a lot like a cougar ears. But then again they have that distinctive black and white pattern of bobcats...







It's hard to say where the tail ends. It could be short, and the tan color behind the weeds on the left side could just be the left hind leg, suggesting bobcat. Or that tan behind the weeds could just be a long cougar tail.

The mask doesn't look right though, if it is a cougar. If I was told this was a cougar I'd figure it must have something in its mouth or the mouth is open. It is also white with a vertical black line that looks a lot like the little lynx-like mini-beard of a bobcat.



The more I look at the pic the more I think bobcat.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:58 PM   #31
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When trying to distinguish between a Bobcat and a Cougar, you need to look at:

1. Frontal face
2. Back of the ears
3. Tail
4. Size (Cougars are usually 5x the size)

This picture has classic Bobcat ears.

If in the area, then look for scat and kills. Cougars leave nice fur piles (5-6' in diameter). Deer kills will have snapped necks, puncture holes in the skull, and broken bones. Paw Prints can also determine size. Bobcats are 1-3/4 to 2-1/4". Cougars are usually 3-5".
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:08 PM   #32
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Bobcat.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:00 AM   #33
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Bobcat.
Agreed. Zooming in makes it easy to see the bobbed tail.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:05 AM   #34
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This pic is from a friend's trail cam. The picture was taken July 4 in Herkimer county.
Awesome Bobcat image. Great to see...
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:55 PM   #35
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This pic is from a friend's trail cam. The picture was taken July 4 in Herkimer county.
FWIW - that is a bobcat.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:57 PM   #36
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Aside from the white ears, the cat is not higher than the grass without slouching, and I've seen a number of Cougars when i lived in Florida, and that aint it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #37
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The white spots on the back of the ears are diagnostic. It's a bobcat.
Ditto.... great image btw!
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #38
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Some cougars DO have white ear spots

Recently I learned that I have been wrong for years. Some cougars do have white ear spots, albeit less prominent and closer to the head than bobcats. Here is the link to one of them - http://www.in.gov/dnr/images/co-dnr-lion1.jpg
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #39
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Recently I learned that I have been wrong for years. Some cougars do have white ear spots, albeit less prominent and closer to the head than bobcats. Here is the link to one of them - http://www.in.gov/dnr/images/co-dnr-lion1.jpg
I am attaching another; don't know where it's from.
Oh man, I was using your word as gospel, now this!!! There is a lesson to be learned here.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #40
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Side of the road.....

"Found" this cat just outside Manchester, VT. late summer last year. It looked like someone had shot it........
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