This Bobcat patch is embroidered on vintage white wool blanket. Machine embroidered and then hand cut. Patch measure 3”x3.5” and should be hand stitched onto its desired location.
Adult females in NJ generally weigh between 18 and 25 lbs. while adult males can weigh as much as 35 lbs. Their fur ranges from yellowish brown to reddish brown and bears markings that vary from ‘tabby’ stripes to heavy spotting. They possess slightly tufted ears and a short bobbed tail (between three and seven inches long) that is black above at the tip. Generally they hunt both by night and day, although there is evidence to suggest that most hunting takes place at dawn and dusk.
Bobcats thrive in habitats that merge open lands and forests. They prefer heavy cover, such as that provided by vines and shrubs, under which they can rest safely, but they hunt everywhere: swamps, bogs, thickets, fields and forests. Rocky parts of northern New Jersey also provide caves in which they often raise their young. The most remote areas in northern New Jersey offer prime bobcat habitat.
Bobcats are protected under the New Jersey Endangered Species Act. Hunters are not the problem, or not a significant one. Fragmentation, caused by development and traffic, seem to have constrained the local populations of northern New Jersey.”