That’s a lot of fight for one meal…
Bobcats and alligators just best stay away from one and other, nothing good will come from two killers engaging in a fight.
Bobcats are cats that inhabit various regions of Florida. They are medium-sized carnivores, with males weighing between 20 and 30 pounds and females slightly smaller. They have a compact and muscular build, with a distinctive short tail and tufted ears.
Bobcats are opportunistic predators, adapting their diet to the available food sources. They primarily hunt small to medium-sized mammals, such as rabbits, squirrels, rats, and mice. Additionally, they may prey upon birds, reptiles, and occasionally even larger animals like deer.
Bobcats are excellent hunters, using their speed, stealth and sharp claws to take down anything they plan on. They rely on the element of surprise to aid their hunts.
Florida is home to a huge alligator population, where they can grow up to 15 feet long. Alligators are apex predators with a huge appetite. Their diet consists primarily of fish, turtles, birds, and small mammals that venture near the water’s edge. However, larger alligators have been known to capture and devour prey as substantial as deer or livestock.
Bobcats and gators don’t typically even come across each other. Bobcats, like many cats aren’t fond of water and alligators almost exclusively live there. But, from time to time they do have encounters, making them all the more cool since they are infrequent.
This bobcat is seen on a Florida road, sizing up a young alligator. As the gator tries to make its way out of thee, the bobcat slowly moves towards it as if it is hunting. It gets a read but ultimately decides not to attack.
Florida is a wild place where you never know what you might see.