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    1 - Bobcat Lynx rufus.

    04/20/2008 Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA

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    2 - Bobcat.

    04/20/2008 Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA

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    3 - Bobcat.

    04/20/2008 Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA

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    4 - Bobcat.

    04/20/2008 Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA

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    5 - Bobcat.

    04/20/2008 Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA

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    6 - Bobcat.

    04/20/2008 Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA

Walking on the Discovery Trail west of Railroad Bridge Park on 04 20 2008, we saw this bobcat, Lynx rufus, in a tree.

Bobcats are the only small wild cat on the Olympic Peninsula, though the Lynx, Lynx canadensis, occurs in Eastern Washington, as well as throughout Canada. Where they overlap in range, you can easily distinguish the bobcat by it’s shorter ear tufts and its tail tip, which is black only on top (slide 3).

Long after we left the meadow, we could still see the bobcat with binoculars.