Bobcat (Lynx refus) The Babcat is known by many names, the most common being Bobcat, Wildcat, Bay-Lynx and Red Lynx. The average Bobcat weighs between 15 and 25 lbs., although specimens as large as 39 lbs. have been weighed. The average length is 30 to 35 inches and height, 17 to 20 inches. The favorite haunts of the Bobcat are rocky cliffs, canyons, gulches, sunlif glades, hardwood timbers and swamps while caves and holes among the rocks form its dens and retreats. Because of its cleverness and tricks in making use of its habitat, it is to be found in large numbers close to civilization as well as in the wolder sections. Its food consists mainly of small mammals and birds. the Bobcat usually mates from January to March. giving birth to From 2 to 4, most generally 3, young. the average length of life is about 10 to 12 years.