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Cougars, bobcats, etc.


A reader from Carmel shared this photo with me after reading the story about mountain lion sightings. Be forewarned, it shows a dead bobcat. I’m assuming it was struck by a car. 

Susan Day of Kent said she found this dead bobcat back in October, on Route 52 in Kent just north of the Kent Recycling Center. She said the animal was on the opposite side of the road.

To read more about bobcats, go here.

As to the photo that ran with Monday’s story about mountain lions: it was taken recently by an automatic camera popular with hunters. Typically, the cameras have an infrared sensor and are triggered by body heat and motion. I wrote a story earlier this year about a research project at Teatown Lake Reservation in Yorktown utilizing the cameras.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 2:38 pm by Mike Risinit. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: bobcat, mountain lion, teatown