January 9, 2007

Maeher: Melanistic Bobcats in Florida

Dr. Dave Maehr’s 1990 article details the discoveries of black bobcats in Florida.

Florida Black Bobcat

Please see below his Florida location chart (numbers 1 and 2 are from 1939-1940 through the 1990 captures).

Florida Black Bobcat Distribution

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Also here is a photograph from 1990 of a black Florida bobcat.

Florida Black Bobcat

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The pdf of Maehr’s 1990 report he co-authored, can be downloaded by clicking on its title here: "Melanistic Bobcats in Florida".

Black Bobcat

Melanistic felid photographed by Georgia Tech’s biology professor (ret.) Edward Yeargers, Martin County, Florida, December 2005.

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