Preliminary Observations Of Subadult Bobcat Movement Behavior

Two subadult male bobcats (Lynx rufus) were radio-tracked in the South Carolina Coastal Plain region during the winter and spring of 1979 and 1980. Subadults deserted their initial activity areas in early spring and began a nomadic pattern of movement characterized by establishment of temporary activity areas for varying periods of time (30-60 days). Minimum total straight line distances along the routes taken from initial capture sites to points of last radio location were about 25 km. One subadult exhibited a degree of temporal and spatial segregation from adult bobcats of both sexes monitored during the same time and at the same general location.

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