The bobcat cubbing season is over. But the juveniles will be around for another several months, doing their part to sustain watershed health.
When the cubs reach 8 to 11 months of age, the mother will evict them from her territory. The medium-size feline is distinguishable by its short bobbed tail. The Peninsula Watershed with its expanse of diverse vegetation is ideal habitat for these
Since they’re so high on the food chain, bobcats sustain a robust habitat by keeping the ecosystem balanced. They weed out species lower on the food chain, which otherwise would increase and overrun the food resource. Then, while some starve, the rest of the population weakens and the gene pool declines.