Trapping for the 2017 season began on January 25, 2017 and lasted for about 2 months. The trapped and collared bobcats are below. Our bobcats are never harmed in the capturing/collaring process. To learn more about the GPS study visit the research page.
First Bobcat Den of the Season
On March 31st, Wildlife biologists found a bobcat den site containing two male kittens close to Flyway Drive hidden in the dunes. The kittens were three weeks old and both weighed 2 lbs. The kittens were pit tagged by biologists. Filipe DeAndrade from Nat Geo Wild was here to capture the discovery for Nat Geo Wild facebook live video series.
19 lbs, 6 oz Adult Male
Captured & Collared: 3/2/2017
Was collared last year as a juvenile male
13 lb, 5 oz
Captured: 2/27/2017 Not collared.
Location: The Preserve.
Was tagged as a kitten in 2016 near Ruddy Duck Ct.
His brother was captured and released back on February 15, also in the Preserve.
17 lbs, 4 oz. Adult female
Captured & Collared: 2/26/2017
Location: Near Parkside Villas
First time this bobcat has been captured.
23 lbs, 9 oz. Adult Male
Captured & Collared: 2/25/2017
Location: Near Beachwalker County Park
Was collared last year as a juvenile male.
15 lb 11 oz Male
Captured & Collared: 2/15/2017.
Location: Park side villas
The first collared bobcat of the season and the first time this bobcat has been captured.
Don’t worry, he’s just a little sleepy.
Captured: 2/15/2017 Released without a collar.
Location: The Preserve
He was PIT tagged as a kitten at a den site off of Bufflehead last year.