Patterns in bobcat (Lynx rufus) scent marking and communication behaviors

  title={Patterns in bobcat (Lynx rufus) scent marking and communication behaviors},
  author={Maximilian L. Allen and Cody F. Wallace and Christopher C. Wilmers},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
Intraspecific communication by solitary felids is not well understood, but it is necessary for mate selection and to maintain social organization. We used motion-triggered video cameras to study the use of communication behaviors in bobcats (Lynx rufus), including scraping, urine spraying, and olfactory investigation. We found that olfactory investigation was more commonly used than any other behavior and that—contrary to previous research—scraping was not used more often than urine spraying… 

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