Bobcats (Lynx Rufus)
Bobcats are naturally elusive predators, and are rarely seen. They are named for their naturally short tail, which resembles the haircut “the bob”. The white spots on the back of their ears are called Eyespots. They resemble eyes so that if another predator is hunting the Bobcat, it looks like they have eyes on the back of their head. Their spotted bellies are why they are killed for the fur trade. All are spotted, but pattern depends on genetics!