Bobcat City – Studying Urban Cats – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

NARRATOR: Julie Golla
is a graduate student. When she is home, she looks
after a housecat. (cat purring) (phone alert) NARRATOR: But when she leaves
home, it is often because another kind of cat is calling. JULIE GOLLA: The allure of
cats and their strength and their stealth…. They’re pretty fascinating. (camera clicks) NARRATOR: Julie is studying
bobcats, and where she is finding them might surprise you. (car honks) NARRATOR: With Texas Parks and
Wildlife, Julie is researching these wild cats in between
urban Dallas and Fort Worth. – We’re hoping to answer some
very basic questions about urban bobcats- something
that we know very little about. We do know a decent amount
about them in rural areas, there have been a number of
bobcat studies here in Texas, but nothing urban. We’re genuinely looking at
an area that is completely encompassed by
human development. JULIE: We’re looking at just how
bobcats move in the city areas. It started out with cameras. Cameras have been very
important, not only to see the number of animals but
to find those hotspots, where we can catch them in a
quick and efficient manner. We’ve gotten quite a
few bobcats on camera. Let’s see what we’ve got. On cameras where we do
get bobcat traffic, that’s where we’ll
put our traps. Opossum, armadillo, mmm hmm, and
then another bobcat walks by. I thought we were going to have
a hard time finding cats to catch in these really urban
spots, but there’s no shortage of bobcats, and so I think
people will be surprised. (golfer hits ball) DEREK: When they’re developing a
golf course they don’t realize that the strip of trees between
the fairways is serving as a corridor for wildlife, but
it works quite well for us. (water flowing) NARRATOR: In Euless, all around
the Texas Star golf course, wildlife corridors
are identified. Then the real
intensive work begins. – Between seven to ten
traps are open at once. With one person running a trap
line, I can’t do much more than that, and we’ve been
trapping for about 10 weeks. That’s good. NARRATOR: Julie is no stranger
to catching carnivores. She has worked with
mountain lions and wolves in other states, but baiting for
bobcats has its own challenges. DEREK: The trouble is when you
put a lot of scent down, a lot of stinky, nasty stuff
and then you’re crawling on your belly. (laughs) NARRATOR: Odors only go so far. DEREK: Make it rain! NARRATOR: Attracting bobcats
requires some cat psychology. – They’re like housecats,
they’re curious, they like smells, they like
feathers, they like furry, shiny stuff, and if they
see something move, it’s going to catch
their attention. And fortunately I can
use that to my advantage. NARRATOR: Making cat lures
isn’t exactly glamorous…. DEREK: We’re all
about recycling. JULIE: Fresh ones. I don’t do rotten road kill. NARRATOR: But there is plenty
of evidence that the custom cat toys work. – It’s batting at it. That’s awesome. (laughs) You can tell this one’s
got it and it lets go and it’s probably
flinging around. NARRATOR: Of course,
getting a cat’s attention and getting it to enter a trap
are different things. Bobcats are smart,
wary, and rarely seen. Just ask someone who works
where a cat can be seen daily. MELISSA SOOTER: Bobcats are
about twice the size of your typical housecat. They are native, but people
don’t usually see them because they’re most active when a
lot of people are either just getting up or they’re
going to bed for the night. But they are out there. They’re named the bobcat for
their short little bobbed tail. And uh, just so curious. You can just tell that
they’re constantly thinking. DEREK: Those are just a lot
of nice, natural funnels. NARRATOR: Derek and Julie must
be constantly thinking as well: monitoring cameras, moving
traps, and freshening baits. JULIE: I can put fresh raw
meat- squirrel meat, rabbit meat- in a trap and they
still won’t go in, just because it’s like, meh, I’m just going
to go eat my own squirrel. They’re not food motivated
typically, just because they’re so good at what they do. So that’s where it comes into
like just keying in on their curiosity. NARRATOR: It may seem curious
that a carnivore could even make a living in this
kind of landscape. JULIE: Oh yeah, that’s Euless
Avenue so that’s another un-collared cat. DEREK: Oh wow. Eight o’clock at night, cars
moving by it just doesn’t even care. NARRATOR: The number of cats
photographed suggests they are finding enough to eat. DEREK: The rats, the mice, the
squirrels, the rabbits, the really small, fuzzy critters
that may be quick to us, but not too quick for a bobcat. NARRATOR: Between the roads
and buildings, greenbelts and watersheds connect hunting
and hiding places, but exactly how cats use these habitats
is not fully understood. And that is what the
study is all about. The study area stretches
from the edge of Fort Worth to Irving
and Grand Prairie. GPS collars will store data
about daily movements and ranges of individual cats
for an entire year. But first the cats
must be captured. (trap door closes) Some traps can send an
alert when tripped, but Julie still checks
every trap twice a day. – Driving to check traps —
literally a wild bobcat chase. Here we go. NARRATOR: After ten weeks
of trapping… – This road is due for a bobcat. NARRATOR: …13 cats have
been captured- a few too small for collars. Nine cats now wear
the GPS loggers, but one more is needed
for a full range of data. JULIE: She’s thinking about it. NARRATOR: The pressure is on. Julie’s friend Jim has come from
Idaho to help trap for a week. – I’m a wildlife biologist
for the Nez Perce tribe. Julie and I worked on a
wolf project up there. NARRATOR: But so far the
trappers are plagued by a different animal. JULIE: Oh, little opossum. Just kind of convince this guy
to go on about his morning. The bar is closed. And there he goes. When you’re trying to catch
certain types of animals, you’re always at the risk of
catching by-catch species. Bye bye, dude. Don’t come back. I missed a cat last night
because something fell on the door and made it close, but she
got on top of the trap at one point, looking through
the front of the trap. Maybe she’ll come back
and check it out again, if the weather holds up. ♪♪ (thunder) Nothing. (sigh) ♪♪ DEREK: Capturing the animals,
meeting your quota is your biggest fear at the beginning,
because you don’t know what it’s going to be like. Unless someone’s done it before,
we have no idea if it’s possible or not. JULIE: Alright, nothing here. (sigh) I no longer have my
camera on my tree. My trap has been messed with. It really sucks. ♪♪ Nothing happening. Everything’s come to a
grinding halt it seems. We’re going to get this bobcat. We have to, or we’re
going to go crazy! (laughs) Opossum. I’m somewhat frustrated with
opossums at the moment. Go on! (opossum growling) It’s better than a
stolen camera day. He was a wonderful
good squirrel. JIM: A-1 in his prime. JULIE: Now he looks terrible. ♪♪ Tracks? Those are bobcat. Well there was probably a
opossum in the trap so they couldn’t go in. I don’t know how much more
of this I can even take. Always hope for tomorrow. JIM: I was hopeful that we’d
catch at least one bobcat. Time’s up for me, I have
to leave this afternoon. It’s disappointing
not to catch one, but I fully understand
that’s how it goes. DEREK: 4:52 PM, I was just about
to head out the door and I got a text, so I came to
check the trap and sure enough, there was a bobcat in the trap. Right next to a very busy road,
right at rush hour. (bobcat growls) NARRATOR: Derek is
first on the scene. (bobcat snarls) DEREK: If I had to guess,
I’d say it’s a juvenile male. Looks like he’s a
healthy animal. NARRATOR: Julie is just
dropping Jim at the airport…. – Bobcat! NARRATOR: …but still
happy for the news. (cheers on phone) (laughs) The crew is soon assembled. – Yes! – This would have been an
excellent April Fool’s Day joke. JULIE: If this is a joke,
I’m going to be very upset! (laughs) NARRATOR: But this time
it’s no opossum. JULIE: Let’s do 16 pounds
for him. NARRATOR: The crew readies
a sedative cocktail to be delivered with great care
and an extra-long syringe. JULIE: And Derek’s going to
act as my decoy to kind of keep the cat facing him. (growling) Got him. It takes about five minutes
for the drug to take effect, so we’ll walk away
and let him go down. We’ll wait until about 7:45. (claps) Good sleepy kitty. We’ll go to a much quieter
location, not only for us, but also for the bobcat. Because even though they’re
down and immobilized, they can still hear, they
can still sense light and fast movement that can kind
of make their heart rate faster so we want to keep things as
calm and quiet as possible throughout the capture. Thank you kindly, sir. He’s not able to blink right
now, so this is just artificial tears. NARRATOR: The cat is thoroughly
looked after, while being thoroughly weighed,
measured and documented. JULIE: Seven point five. Some of these cats have a lot of
spotting, almost leopard-like, but yeah, these arm bars,
that’s how we identify them. They’re very easy to see
in nighttime photos, so that’s what we
get pictures of. (shutter clicks) DEREK: Okay. JULIE: You want to get good
solid information, because this is a lot of
work that goes into every bobcat we catch. DEREK: We’re very excited and
happy that we’re adding another member to our
research group… The fact is we still
have a job to do and we don’t take
it very lightly. NARRATOR: As night falls,
additional data is gathered, but not only for their study. JULIE: This is for parasitology,
this is for disease, this is for genetics,
this is for rodenticide. We’re getting a lot of
information from these bobcats. NARRATOR: But for Julie
and Derek’s research… JULIE: Okay, kitty. NARRATOR: …fitting the
tracking collar is the most important step. DEREK: In a year, when we
get that collar back, it could potentially be giving
us 3,500 locations. JULIE: Perfect. Alright he’s kind of waking up. (trap rattling) ♪♪ Just set it down. It’s always stressful doing this
because you take the animal’s wellbeing in your hands when you
work with them like this, but we did everything right, and
everything went really well. He’s doing great right now. DEREK: It’s relieving to
see that the animal is coming out in great shape. JULIE: Just give him
like 20 minutes. – Last cat captured
and collared- excellent day! – Having good days like today
makes me know we can get the most out of this effort. (bobcat snarls) I didn’t even do the
thermometer, okay? I think he’s good. ♪♪ NARRATOR: Four and a half months
after the release, bobcat B14 and most of the
study’s cats can be regularly located by the radio
beacons on their collars. But not all. JULIE: We did have a cat, she
lived off of a six lane street and she ended
up getting hit by a car. We’re sad to have lost a bobcat,
but it’s such valuable information in our study, so we
can learn about the challenges that these cats overcome and
sometimes don’t overcome when it comes to living
in an urban landscape. (radio chatter) NARRATOR: But two more cats
have also gone missing… PILOT: Everybody ready? NARRATOR: …and taking to the
sky holds the best hope for finding them. DEREK: Our main objective is to
locate these missing animals, but kind of a secondary goal is
to find out where they are not. Flying is a little bit more
expensive than it is on the ground, one flight can save
you weeks of ground effort. ♪♪ NARRATOR: Within a half hour of
takeoff, there is good news…. DEREK: Yeah, he’s
definitely in here. He’s even back there-
I can hear nothing, nothing, nothing, pulse. NARRATOR: …One of the two cats
is found just beyond his last known location. JULIE: That’s awesome. We’ll go check up on him
later today and just see what he’s doing. NARRATOR: Within the week the
second missing cat is spotted on a trail camera- the radio beacon
has stopped working, but the collar is still intact. – When you strap electronic
equipment to a wild animal, you’re never quite sure how
that’s going to hold up. It’s definitely that way. I can’t track him with my
telemetry equipment anymore, but I can still try and monitor
his presence with these cameras and we can hopefully try
and recapture him and remove the collar ourselves. NARRATOR: It will be months
before the remaining collars drop off and reveal new secrets
about the lives of urban bobcats, but the study
is already shedding new light on how their habitats
overlap with ours. DEREK: He was spotted
about here? JULIE: Yeah. – But he was also
spotted about here? JULIE: We’ve got cats
sleeping under roadways, they’re hunting on golf courses. We’re finding that bobcats are
in neighborhoods on a daily basis and people rarely see
them and rarely have problems. If you see a bobcat, don’t
approach it or try to feed it. As long as we respect
them as wild animals, we can continue to share
this space with wildlife. DEREK: They’re here. They’re valuable. They’re excellent critters,
and to strive in an urban environment,
that’s incredible. ♪♪

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100 Responses

  1. Texas Parks and Wildlife says:

    The bobcats’ collars dropped off after one year, and were below the accepted ratio of weight determined not to adversely impact the behavior or mobility of the study animals. This project was started because some urban Texas communities were afraid of the bobcats and were beginning to consider trapping and killing them. We used this research to demonstrate to those communities that the bobcats were not causing conflict and can live peacefully among people.

  2. Jim Burns, Jr. says:

    wow… beautiful example…and great video.. thanks much for posting.

  3. Mason Albert says:

    The subliminal message being 'sold' is that some 'really cool' species can adapt to overdevelopment of green spaces. Research who serves on the board of Tx Dept of Parks and Wildlife. Wealthy game hunters and real estate developers. Same old stories. And these great scientists need jobs, bud sadly, are doing their part to take focus off of WILDLIFE LAND PRESERVATION.
    Not much in Texas is done without TxDot and Tx Dept Parks and Wildlife bending rules, serving corrupt benefactors. They were Trump before Trump was on his second bankruptcy losing his Atlantic City Casino, turning to Russian loansharks he got in too deep with. And here we are, still being brainwashed. Anybody truly think it's acceptable that such majestic creatures like bobcats have to resort to suburban areas to survive? Crack down on the scum trash real estate developers with stiff regulations and boycott developers who don't live in your town. Exploitation plantation bosses is all they are at heart. Redevelopment of urban space needs to be the law.

  4. Desert Wanderer says:

    Leave the bobcats alone! Go get married or something.

  5. fasignal says:

    With mans advanced electronic capabilities could you find what you need in a small unobtrusive package , I would like to perform my own study , strapping a cereal box to your throat , We don't know enough about Bob Cats , get a real job.

  6. Truth Seeker says:

    That's absurd. The collar should be smaller. Making them lug that heavy collar around, that's bobcat abuse. That's what it's called, "Bobcat Abuse".

  7. Rosanne Coffman says:

    Why such a big collar with a box on it??

  8. Tatum Noblett says:

    I keep seeing them in my backyard in Colleyville. I’m worried that my little dogs or cats might end up as meals.

  9. S Schroeder says:

    #BANTRAPPING! Bobcats are so so beautiful! I love them. We need to protect them.

  10. j s says:

    She has dirty fingernails.

  11. Young Petey385 says:

    Seen one in Lewisville and a few in Dfw airport area.

  12. GAR A says:

    what if that bobcat pretinding to be asleep?

  13. ROY WALLS says:

    I saw Bobcat in are yard in fig tree hour ago dog chase it all over the yard to jump gate!

  14. ROY WALLS says:

    This bobcat in lake O`pines you need come out get him because bad guy hate cats live out here!!

  15. Francis Reeves says:

    Is it Rob Riggs narrating?

  16. Von Lance says:

    Any updates ???

  17. mesut husni says:

    4:50it looks very beutiful place

  18. Ernest Loyer says:

    Horrible vicious animals. Killing my turkeys, chickens, and ducks. Haven't gotten my small dogs or kids yet.

  19. Rob Fraley says:

    That was a Great Video AND Project you all did. Thanks for your work and effort. 🙏👍😎✅

  20. Luca Montana says:

    Those collars are too large for the cat. Why couldn't you all invest in small GPS systems from China? It is sad to see them with a small brick around their necks.

  21. Cameron Cunningham says:

    This is what y’all spend the money y’all get from me and all other Texas residents on. A damn helicopter to find a damn bob cat. Waste of money. That and the damn collar is huge needs to be smaller.

  22. Nate A says:

    Dirty fingernails 0.ooooo

  23. RepJock88 says:

    Hawt women who study cats. <——why life is worth living.

  24. Ryan Wsllis says:

    Can I use a portion of your video for a school project on bobcats?

  25. Gabriele Meurer says:

    I started camera trapping with leopards in Massai Mara, I got some amazing footage, even of genet cats, hyenas, one civet cat…..I do not have the resources that you have……Anyway your video is very inspiring. By the way I am a vet and was wondering what you use as tranquilizer, probably the same medicine I use on cats. I do a lot of trapping of feral cats and might have some suggestions how you can improve your traps. Thank you for sharing!

  26. Erion Jackson says:


  27. Av63PNT0 says:

    Those collars look big and bulky couldn't they make a smaller one it looks like it would bother them especially trying to hunt.

  28. Nominay says:

    I think the solution is to kill each opposum and use THEM for bait.

  29. Trehan Creek Outdoors says:

    I have a 20 acre woodland tract inside Jackson, MS, our state capital. My land borders urban subdivisions on two sides. I can readily testify bobcats live and thrive on my land as do many other animals you wouldn't think would want to live right beside a densely populated urban development. But they do. I can't say it is always beneficial to have bobcats at this location because a few common farm animals may occasionally become prey to the bobcats, along with some of the many stray pet house cats that cannot resist roaming on my land. The bobcats also suffer in an urban location due to collisions with traffic or even just eating a mouse or rat that has eaten poison put out by humans to kill the rodents. In a more protected rural environment, these conflicts might be greatly reduced.

    You are doing a great work and I hope you will publish and share the results of your study for those of us who are interested in learning what we can about this fascinating animal. Personally, I am particularly interested in knowing what your research has revealed about the movement patterns of the bobcats.

  30. m d says:

    I'm in downtown dallas, we have 3 foxes, 2 yotes, a falcon, 4 racoons, 5th gen possums and lots of feral kitties. Feral kitties are food. When a cat screams it's awful. I handfeed 2 squirrels to keep them out of my attic. My golden shepherd dog is worthless but I love him.

  31. SabreTwo190 says:

    Good job Julie!

  32. edward toner says:

    Best Vermin control you can get for free ..

  33. TheMangledTriangle says:

    I owned a stray bobcat.
    One night I was In my garage and a bobcat walked around the corner i was scared but it looked like it was searching for something so i clicked my tongue at it and it walked over to me so i feed it a beef jerky.
    For the next 3 months it would come to my house to get beef jerky and get belly rubs.
    One day we realized the bobcat was pregnant and we were waiting to see what the little babies looked like. At this point the bobcat was friends with my dog and would follow me into my house.

    Well last night I went to a friends house and my mom called me, frantic as I've ever heard. She told
    The bobcat was crushed under the garage door and that the sensors must not have seen her under it.

    I'm so heartbroken I'll never have such a unique friend again

  34. Israel Moreno says:

    I’m so proud of my wife Julie and her hard work in the field and at home in the sheets she so brave and strong minded I’m so lucky 🍀 I found my Julie 🤪💕💕💕💕💕💕🤪

  35. chochopav says:

    Couldnt they find a bigger collar!?

  36. Lucky Luke says:

    Love your work!
    Thank you

    Hope more urban folks will learn to accept these awesome and gorgeous animals. They are great for the environment. They are Pest control officers!!

  37. Jim Mauch says:

    It’s good to see where healthy urban wildlife are not considered pests but rather assets that should be cherished. Here in Wisconsin our foxes, coyotes and on rare occasions cougars and bobcats are considered dangerous pest in need of eradication.

  38. Michael Laverty says:

    The reason your seeing so many Bob cats in urban are's is FOOD…. Domestic pet's are on the Favorite foods list of area Bob cat's much like the Coyote that you see in your back yard .. They are NOT there for any other reason ..

  39. Ben Wa Balls says:

    Stop putting tracking collars on wild animals, YOU IDIOTS.

  40. Timothy Lee says:

    Thank you for this vid. Had no idea the wild cats were so pervasive in the burbs. I see foxes here in the northeast all the time but a bob cat would be rare. Makes more sense, how offer do you your neighbors cat? Keep up the good work

  41. Chessie Pique says:

    Wow, that woman has an absolute DREAM JOB!

  42. Jonathan S says:

    Good Lord the collars are so damn big I'm sure there just so happy to have those on lol

  43. servicarrider says:

    She's cute.

  44. Jonàs Valls Bosch says:

    Do they hunt housecats?

  45. Colpaert Laura says:

    What just leave them alone

  46. Uwe Leverenz says:

    Please save this wonderful cats!! Greet from germany!

  47. MusicGAME913 says:

    I've been fascinated by Bobcats for quite sometime, so this is a cool video. Julie is very pretty too!

  48. C MJ says:

    I love the cats as well. They are beautiful animals. They are however, dangerous. So be careful.

  49. jill. says:

    I would love your job lol. I am fasinated with bobcats, they are beautiful. I'm from East Tennessee and have never seen one around here but have plenty of deer and black bears. Please keep these videos coming I love learning about them. Thank you

  50. Persnickety Picker says:

    You would think with technology we have these days they could create a small gps collar. Those things are way to big.

  51. truealchemy says:

    I'm sure this is fun but the value is just another illusion put forth by the american empire. You aren't gods.

  52. Dog Doodle Dandy says:

    This woman could be a model.

  53. Earl Derrick Real says:

    Jim got friend zoned by the narrator

  54. Lawrence Bignell says:

    Why is it hard to believe stray cats survive so why shouldnt wild cats they have all natural instinct intackt strays have to learn to survive

  55. yuk747 says:

    Could they find a much bigger & clunkier collar for the Bobcats ?

  56. D Toe says:

    man those collars! Their obtrusiveness probably has a lot less to do with a weight ratio than it does the location of and bulk of the collar.

  57. ung427 says:

    What kind of cat is her house cat? A Norwegian forest cat?

  58. Rob Pagliuca says:

    0:12. Product placement! I knew all bobcats were sellouts…

  59. David Lagarde says:

    You should have relocated the opossums you kept catching or at least tagged them so you knew if you were trapping the same animals over and over

  60. Lynda Baker says:

    I totally loved this video. I love cats!!!! These Bobcat's are so beautiful. Thanks for posting this. 🙂

  61. Rob Smith says:

    Have you guys ever heard of a full grown bobcat that will let people pet it and would even act like a house cat? Well you have now when I was growing up I lived in the country woods all around us in Tennessee and my mom noticed a large skinny cat one morning so of course my mom being who she is started putting cans of tuna out for it and after I'd say maybe 6 weeks we realized it was a bobcat because it would show itself at first just from a distance but eventually some how my mom gained enough of his trust he would come eat right in front of her maybe ten foot away at first then closer and closer as time went on I told my mom it was dangerous but my mom has something not alot of people have she had already befriended other wild animals before a red fox a couple of times many raccoons they were like pets to her literally she could pick them up and pet them they would knock on the door when they were hungry I know this seems too much to be true but it is as I have no reason to lie about it. She can get squirrels to come to her and eat out of her hand anyways back to the story as time went on this bobcat trusted my mom it eventually would also come on our porch and want food my mom would feed it and eventually she could pet it it's the craziest thing I had ever seen a wild full grown very large bobcat that would act like a house cat it would go in and out between my mom's legs just like a house cat. I do not suggest anyone try this but my mother is a special woman she has something in her and the animals I guess can feel this I also can feel this as I am her son and to grow up feeling this love that only a mother can give and in my case A Very Special Love from a very special soul. I hope whoever reads this understands this is truth and thank you for taking the time to read

  62. miguelito lee says:

    i have one in south lake tahoe in my backyard..A lot of snow this year so snow pack is over the fence in spots…She is coming in to eat the squirrels she just got…march 2019

  63. Xenon Robinson says:

    Bob cats have catatitude which gives them plenty of latitude, so why must the humans have so a nagative atitude towards them.
    Bob cats cool.

  64. owlcu says:

    The way they captured and sedated and studied him, it's got to be what an alien encounter must feel like.

  65. Frank Blangeard says:

    All wildlife biologists should be darted and then fitted with radio collars after being weighed, measured and thoroughly documented. The collars should be programmed to fall off after one year. A years worth of data will help study the lives of wildlife biologists including their mating habits. The fact that the collar could reduce their ability to attract a mate should be taken into account.

  66. April S says:

    Amazing research and researchers. You can tell handling and care of animals is top priority. Excellent video. Very impressed. This is a dream for me.

  67. glasslinger says:

    When our family lived in Louisiana our house was on the edge of a woods. Bobcats would regularly come tear up the garbage pile if we didn't immediately burn it. We began feeding them at a separate place and after about two years we were able to sit a few feet from them as they ate. One would even come up and let us pet him. We never had any problem with them attacking or stuff like that. They were much more like big house cats than vicious animals. Like our neighbor's dogs!

  68. Avery Gaffney says:

    I just saw a huge bobcat yesterday. That why I'm here looking at this awesome video. I hope you guys are still out there studying and keeping these cool cats safe.

  69. Fireluv says:

    Good thing is that the only 2 bobcat that were here in Agua Dulce CA were killed!! Im glad ✌

  70. caths kitten says:

    What an awful collar – poor cat.

  71. Oldgundog470 says:

    Those collars aren't too big – until airlines issue their next size restrictions for carry-ons. Urban bobcats will then have to ride with the checked baggage if they choose to fly.

  72. Jean S says:

    they had to take a bobcat last year off the gateway clipper that was docked at the side of the river close to where I live..I swear last week I saw a bobcat sitting on a tree stump by the deep woods (well deep for us in urban pgh pa)

  73. Neil Evans says:

    Love the video

  74. Tommy Vargas says:

    Just seen a Bobcat in my yard, Grand Prairie. No collar.

  75. glasslinger says:

    I'm glad they are not relocating them. Those cats eat a LOT of filthy rats. Some think they are bad for birds but in reality it is human encroachment that is causing the drop in bird population. We need more immigrants! Open the borders and lets really encroach on the wild areas!

  76. Jack Brown says:

    This is a great video. Everyone should watch

  77. Raging says:

    Now..can she take care of her own puss?

  78. Cindy Antiquey says:

    Collars are too big and cruel, shame on you!

  79. Nicholas Marquardt says:

    I want her job

  80. Sugarsail1 says:

    Bobcats, I hope they eat all the Yorkie terriers in the world.

  81. Willswalkingwest says:

    People who tamper with or steal trail cams need to be beaten with a stick.

  82. sassulusmagnus says:

    Very interesting video. The transmitter collars are way too big, though. They must get in the cat's way. I hope the technology can soon be miniaturized. The clunky collars may well alter the cat's behaviour, and might also interfere with hunting.

  83. James holland jr says:

    Great work!

  84. juju Jewel says:

    Wow I loved this: What awesome work they're doing -to preserve the native wildlife there, (God bless them now having read their statement about the publics fears for safety -disaster averted! Thank the Lord.) doing such a great job…

    I was thinking "what a great job to" do but I wouldnt say I'd exactly love to do it now; at the beginning I did think I would, it's hard work! Constantly checking those traps. Well hard but enjoyable, (& satisfying/rewarding when they achieve their objectives…) apart from all those darn possums in the traps!!

    Lol that first one was super funny, (funny looking creatures -very different from ones here in Australia) then they became somewhat tedious.

    But that surprise successful capture later was really good and to see what they do, definitely rewarding work as far as all the research & being very hands on, maybe not so much handling road kill, blech… but pretty cool job to have, and amazing work they get to do, with the native wildlife, wild cats, pretty awesome stuff

  85. Yujin Choi says:

    Bobcat name after their short tail, good to know. Live wild. Stay safe~!!

  86. Erick LaVey says:

    I had this big female tuxedo kitty and she always wanted to go play outside in our acre yard by a big empty desert area. One time she came home with a big rabbit and I watched her eat the whole thing like a burrito. She was a vicious monster of a cat!

  87. Erick LaVey says:

    Poor kitty don’t wanna wear that dumb collar!

  88. Moon Child says:

    Omg all you people complaining about the size of the gps collars need to donate some money to the cause if they dont like it. Donate and help these people get some better technology ffs or shut up

  89. Richard Bird says:

    ever tried using catnip to trap them?

  90. Ahmad Ali says:


  91. Myke Buechele says:

    Do you think with today's technology you can put a smaller tracker on that cat..that's got to be completely uncomfortable for the animal..we have everything possiable in smart watches your capable of downsizing that thing…think of how most cats sleep..that would definitely hinder it..I think conservation and learning about a species is great but cmon ..dont strap a brick around its neck..smh

  92. Rosanne Coffman says:

    Would it be possible to create a smaller collar?

  93. Rogue Name says:

    It seems wasteful that after the collar dies out and doesn’t have use that the bobcat still has to wear it all its life? I wish they would release right before they go dead… especially if they grow out of them in the future it could hurt them… Its a huge* collar. In which it could protect them from getting killed. If something tried to bite their neck, the collar would save their life. but other wise for hunting and camouflage also just seemed like it would be a pest to have. especially for a wild animal. I’m sure they try to get it off profusely in the beginning… pros and cons… they just seem huge for todays technology… are they life long? Or do they release after the data is collected? Seems like not but im not positive… I would hope so. I mean if we can go to the moon we can do this

  94. Pab1oFresh says:

    how dare she make the cat get off her lap. you don't disturb a cat until it leaves of its own volition

  95. Ferrari_Guy says:

    Who payes for these studies???

  96. Otter Play says:

    What a wonderful & highly educational program! Thank you so much for all the work, research & tracking you are doing with these animals.

  97. OkRN60 says:

    The only bad thing about bobcats is they are occasionally guilty of predation on domestic cats that people let out.

  98. Corey Burniac says:

    Collars are way to big ! Take em off and let them be!

  99. Houston Texas says:

    Poor cats

  100. Oil Field reality says:

    This cats are all over Pearsall Devine and Dilley TX area. Love when I run into them

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