Behaviors of Bobcats Preying on White-tailed Deer in the Everglades

@inproceedings{Labisky1998BehaviorsOB,
  title={Behaviors of Bobcats Preying on White-tailed Deer in the Everglades},
  author={Ronald F. Labisky and Margaret C. Boulay},
  year={1998}
}
Abstract Predatory behaviors of bobcats (Lynx rufus) that preyed on 39 radio-instrumented white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginanus) in the Everglades during a 3-yr study, 1 April 1989–31 March 1992, are described and compared with those of other felids. Bobcats killed 33 fawns and six adults by administering ≥one bite to the neck and throat region. The maximum prey:predator weight ratio was 8:1. Twelve (31%) of 39 kills were dragged 2–10 m to concealment cover before being eaten. Twelve (71… 
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