Are There Bobcats in Indiana?


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Bobcats reside in Indiana but in lesser numbers than in other states, due to the state's deforestation and agriculture industry. Bobcats are the greatest-numbered wildcat in North America, with an estimated one million bobcats in the United States as of 2014.

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Are There Bobcats in Indiana?
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Bobcats prefer to live in an environment with conifers, deciduous trees, shrubs and grasslands because it provides them with places to stalk prey and hide, but they adapt well to any chosen habitat and are rarely seen. Bobcats are nocturnal and avoid human interaction. The bobcat is named for its short tail, and it is twice the size of a house cat, weighing approximately 30 pounds.

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