A Cool Cat Visits Redstone

Bobcat Makes a Housecall

Locals are so accustomed to seeing wildlife in the streets that bears, deer and wild turkeys scarcely merit a mention. But when photographer Renee Ramge moved from Carbondale to Redstone recently, she was surprised to find a bobcat in her backyard. She hastily snapped a photo, initially thinking the wild cat was a lynx. The Colorado Parks & Wildlife Department, which requests online reporting of the rare lynx, advises that the two cats are similar in size and appearance. However, the tail of a lynx is “completely black, as if the tail had been dipped in ink.” The tip of a bobcat’s tail has a black spot on the top, is white underneath and often has several black stripes.