The most common wildcat in North America, the bobcat is named for a short, bobbed tail.
A bobcat may have one main den and several auxiliary dens in his or her territory. The main den is usually a cave or rock shelter but can be a hollow log, fallen tree, or some other protected place. The auxiliary dens are located in less-visited portions of the home range and are often brush piles, rock ledges or stumps.
Bobcats are found only in North America and live in almost every state in the U.S. Tragically, bobcats are still trapped and hunted for their skin.