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—“The adult bobcat is 18.7 to 49.2 in long from the head to the base of the tail, averaging 32.6 in; the stubby tail adds 3.5 to 7.9 in and its “bobbed” appearance gives the species its name.
An adult stands about 30 to 60 cm (12 to 24 in) at the shoulders. Adult males can range in weight from 14 to 40 lb, with an average of 21 lb; females at 8.8 to 33.7 lb, with an average of 15 lb.
The largest bobcat accurately measured on record weighed 49 lb, although unverified reports have them reaching 60 lb. Furthermore, a June 20, 2012 report of a New Hampshire roadkill specimen listed the animal’s weight at 60 lb. The largest-bodied bobcats are of the subspecies L. r. gigas and range from eastern Canada and northern New England.
The bobcat is muscular, and its hind legs are longer than its front legs, giving it a bobbing gait. At birth, it weighs 0.6 to 0.75 lb and is about 10 in in length. By its first birthday, it weighs about 10 lb.”—