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Most people have never seen a Wildcat or Bobcat in the wild because of its habit of prowling and hunting at night.  This beautiful animal is about twice as big as the common housecat, but smaller than the Lynx.  Most are brown or tan with a white belly and black spots.  Some unique characteristics are the short tail and ears with black tufts at the ends.  Although this elusive animal numbers in the millions in North America, he is usuall able to avoid detection and lives his life in seclusion as he tracks his prey if rabbits, squirrels or mice in the darkness.