HomeWild Cat SpeciesBobcatCan bobcats be black?


Can bobcats be black? — 15 Comments

  1. Pingback:Can bobcats be gray? – PoC

  2. Pingback:Wild cat species in Wisconsin – PoC

  3. To see this cat again is such a treat. What an awesome looking cat. I’d give just about anything to hang out with this guy.

  4. I currently have a black Siamese bobcat kitten. I do have to say she is very different. She is very full of energy and loves to climb everything. But at times she is my terrorizor and other times she is my sweet princess.

  5. In all of my years and adventures here in Florida, I’ve never seen anything close to a black bobcat.
    I suppose it’s possible that I did but I never recognized one as a bobcat.
    If I had come across the cat in the second pic, I wouldn’t have seen a bobcat, because the jaw and ears aren’t what I have grown to expect.
    The second cat looks like he has a left ear tip also.

  6. Interesting in another way too, that the cat appears to be conscious in the first photo. No matter when it was taken it’s okay with being handled, which is remarkably tame for a wild cat. I’d like to hear the story behind that, out of curiosity. Beautiful cat!

  7. Very Interesting article. I love black cats. Bobcats intrigue me. I have never seen a bobcat here east central in Florida, but I have read that they are in every county in the state, just very elusive.

  8. WOW_this cat looks like the wild cat that mated with my ragdoll wild mix in Florida 18 years ago*Bur he had dark markings with the dark coat.

    Mama cats name was Robin and I had to literally abduct her away from him by ingenuity and sheer force. Robin had one large Kitten I named SAMSON* He was spotted/stripped orange and white underneath and on his paws. Mama Robin was black with orange and white spots-white underneath with long fur and white paws.

    SAMSON lived 16 years* He had a long thick body and tail. He had a very robust build and a strong immune system. His mother took him out everyday when the weather was fair and taught him how to hunt. If it moved; they carried it home LOL but true !!! Eva

    • I’m pretty sure that what I saw earlier was a black bobcat. After weeding in the back yard for about 10 minutes, I walked toward the woods to dump them. That’s when I saw an animal watching me, sitting around 50′ away, which immediately leapt over branches and headed deeper into the woods. It was too tall and long for a house cat, too agile for a bear, definitely not a deer, raccoon, or dog. I didn’t notice a tail, it was long and lean like a cat, weighing maybe 30-35 lbs.

      I moved to this rural area outside Elkin, in northern North Carolina, last year and am still getting to know the “neighbors”. This didn’t freak me out, although I will be more cautious in the future. Come to think of it, there have been no rabbits in the yard for the past couple of weeks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

HTML tags allowed in your comment: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Note: sources for news articles are carefully selected but the news is often not independently verified.