Prey Selection by Reintroduced Bobcats (Lynx rufus) on Cumberland Island, Georgia

  title={Prey Selection by Reintroduced Bobcats (Lynx rufus) on Cumberland Island, Georgia},
  author={Leslie A. Baker and Robert J. Warren and Duane R. Diefenbach and William E. James and Michael J. Conroy},
Abstract We released bobcats (Lynx rufus) on Cumberland Island, Georgia during 1988 and 1989 as part of a cooperative effort to restore an extirpated predator to the island. We collected data on prey use and prey abundance three times a year during 2 y following the initial bobcat releases. We tested four hypotheses concerning bobcat prey selection: (1) use of a prey species was closely associated with its abundance (functional relationships), (2) the number of prey species included in bobcat… 
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