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Long Distance Dispersal by a Female Lynx rufus (Bobcat) in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Author:
Lovallo, Matthew J., Fowles, Gretchen
Source:
Northeastern naturalist 2018 v.25 no.3 pp. N24
ISSN:
1092-6194
Subject:
Lynx rufus, females, Mid-Atlantic region, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Abstract:
A female Lynx rufus (Bobcat) was captured, tagged, and released in New Jersey during 2014. In 2016, the Bobcat was harvested by a trapper in central Pennsylvania 175 km from the initial capture site. Bobcat dispersal is predominantly male-based. Long-range dispersal by female Bobcats has rarely been documented and has significant management implications.
Agid:
6082671