thumbnail

Bobcat attack on a cottontail rabbit

Southwestern Naturalist

By:
,
DOI: 10.1894/0038-4909(2006)51[119:BAOACR]2.0.CO;2

Links

Abstract

We observed an attack by a bobcat (Lynx rufus) on a cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus) that involved stealthy approach by the cat for >1 h, followed by a 12.3-s chase covering 116.0 m for the cat and 128.4 m for the rabbit. During the chase, the route of the cat from starting point to kill site was more direct than the semi-circular route of the rabbit. Stride lengths for the cat and total distance covered by the chase were longer than those previously reported for bobcats.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Bobcat attack on a cottontail rabbit
Series title:
Southwestern Naturalist
DOI:
10.1894/0038-4909(2006)51[119:BAOACR]2.0.CO;2
Volume
51
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Southwestern Naturalist
First page:
119
Last page:
122
Number of Pages:
4