I encountered a bobcat a few years ago as we both rounded the corner on a trail near my home. He then turned and ran his own merry way. I have also captured one on a trail cam right behind the house several times. A recent check on that camera confirmed that “Mrs. Bob” – as I named her – and her two bobkittens have been busy. It’s safe to say that our backyard is part of their home territory. Bobcats are solitary critters except during mating season in February and March. Sometimes one-to-six, but usually two-to-four bobkittens are born after roughly 60 to 70 days in April and May. The females raise their young alone.
— Helen Heizyk