This animal is considered uncommon in the recreation area, but it is a very intriguing animal to study. It is larger than a domestic cat, short bodied with relatively long legs and a very short tail. The back is black and gray-brown. The sides and belly are spotted black on white. The base and tips of the ears and the tip of the tail are black. When it is approached while it is resting, it will lie motionless to escape detection, much like a rabbit does. If routed from its resting place, it will run with a bobbing, awkward gait to the nearest cover. Bobcats prefer rock crevices and hollow logs as den sites. Two to four young are born in the spring. Habitat: Bobcats are found in brushlands and rocky canyons. Diet: They are carnivores that eat small mammals and birds. Adaptations: The bobcat is chiefly nocturnal and is an expert hunter. It lies in wait to ambush its prey. It has very keen eyesight and hearing.