The Acorn article dated April 25 “Bobcat family gives hope for the future” was indeed good news.
Being struck by a vehicle is the second most common cause of death for bobcats in the National Park Service bobcat study.
Mange is the most common. Researchers say: “National Park Service researchers say there’s a link between mange and rat poison ingested by wild cats and that it’s likely that (wild cats) that ingest rat poison develop weaker immune systems, making them more susceptible to mange.”
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