Understanding the ubiquitous bobcat

Although they have not been formally studied in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, bobcats frequent a wide variety of habitats and prefer rocky or brushy areas near fields and meadows, which have high densities of their principal prey species—the cottontail. Provided by Marshal Hedin.

Even though you may never have seen one, the stealthy predator Lynx rufus is all around us here in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee. Wily and elusive, bobcats are not only present but pervasive both in and out of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “Many people are surprised to learn how common they actually […]