Bobcats, named for their short, bobbed tail, are about twice the size of a common house cat. They use their keen sight and hearing to hunt rabbits, squirrels, small rodents and some birds. They are mostly nocturnal, reclusive animals that prefer forested or wooded areas. Once hunted almost to extinction in the Midwest, bobcats have been making a comeback over the past 40 years.
To help learn more about these fascinating animals, Clifftop will present the program, Bobcat: Illinois’ Native Cat, on Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. at the Monroe County Annex Building, 901 Illinois Avenue in Waterloo.
For more on the program, please see this week’s print edition.