Bobcat attack on a cottontail rabbit

Southwestern Naturalist
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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.
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
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Larger Work Title Southwestern Naturalist
First page 119
Last page 122
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