Scavenging by a Bobcat, Lynx rufus
Keywords:Bobcat, Lynx rufus, scavenging, carrion, diet, food habits, blow fly, Calliphoridae
AbstractThere are few available reports of scavenging (carrion foraging) by Bobcats (Lynx rufus). We recovered the remains of a Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) from the stomach of a road-killed female Bobcat in Dutchess County, New York. The presence of Blow Fly eggs on the squirrel remains indicate that it was consumed as carrion. To our knowledge this is the third confirmed instance of scavenging by a Bobcat.
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