Bobcats

Kiawah Island is home to a healthy, stable population of bobcats. Bobcats can be seen in all parts of the island, typically during the hours from dusk to dawn. Bobcats pose no threat to humans and serve a vital role in managing populations of rats, mice, and deer on the island. Because of their vital importance to the island’s ecosystem, many research projects have been conducted to better understand their habitat needs and requirements.

How You Can Help:

  1. Promote and encourage native vegetation, focusing on creating dense understory
  2. Discourage and eliminate exotic and invasive species.
  3. Property owners can have the habitat value of their yard assessed through the Coservancy’s Sweetgrass Award Program and receive recommendations to improve their backyard habitat.