Hank the Bobcat

June 20, 2018

We are now capturing images of our beloved Hank (NPS Bobcat B346) on a regular basis. You’ll notice clearly in this video that he is collard. The radio collar was put on the cat back in Oct. of 2016 by the National Park Service. They are conducting a Bobcat study in the Santa Monica Mountains. About a year ago, the collar failed and stopped sending radio singles to the researchers . So now the only way they know he is alive and well is by trailcam images like these. We happily email the park service every time Hank shows-up on our cameras.

Bobcat – Lynx rufus

The image below may show why this Bobcat is spending more time in the garden; an explosion of California Ground Squirrels, a Bobcat’s favorite prey. Nature has a way of keeping things in balance and this cat just might be the answer to reducing our ground squirrel population to a more sustainable level.

California Ground Squirrels – Otospermophilus beecheyi

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