The bobcat is the smallest member of the lynx group, weighing from 15-30 pounds with a body length of 2-4 feet, depending on its location. Its name is derived from its 6" tail which tipped white, or bobbed
white. The bobcat's thick fur is a reddish-brown to brownish-gray with small dark spots. The bobcat has long legs and runs in excess of 15mph, and can leap over 12 feet, which helps it catch its prey. Bobcats sometimes make their ways to Cockspur Island, yet remain illusive to human contact.