WILDLIFE ON KIAWAH ISLAND

MEET THE 2011 BOBCATS

The Town of Kiawah Island, in partnership with the Kiawah Conservancy, initiated a Bobcat GPS study in 2007.  Over the last 4 years, more than 30,000 individual locations of bobcats have been collected from 29 different bobcats.  You can view location data and information for cats captured during the 2009 and 2010 seasons by clicking hereView 2012 Bobcat Location Data.
 
This page provides details on each bobcat captured during Winter 2010-2011.
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* December 7, 2010 - First bobcat of the 2011 trapping season!  This juvenile male (11 lbs, 13 oz) was captured on Sea Forest Drive.  He was too small to collar and was released.  This cat was recaptured and released again on 12/15/10 and 2/8/11.
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* December 8, 2010 - We caught our 2nd cat of the 2011 trapping season today.  This adult female (14lbs, 10oz) was captured in the River Course and was fitted with GPS collar 600.
Died - August 7, 2011
* December 10, 2010 - We caught our 3rd cat of the season today.  This juvenile male (10lbs, 4oz) was captured on Ruddy Turnstone.  He was too small to collar and was released.  This cat was recaptured and released again on 2/5/11.
* December 11, 2010 - We caught our 4th cat of the season today.  This juvenile male (10lbs, 10oz) was captured near Beachwalker Park.  He was too small to collar and was released.  This cat was recaptured and released again on 12/12/10 and 1/15/11.
* December 11, 2010 - We caught our 5th cat of the season today.  This subadult male (14lbs, 10oz) was captured near the V-Gate and fitted with GPS collar 700.  This cat was recaptured again on 12/17/10, 1/17/11 and 1/23/11.
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* January 16, 2011 - We caught our 6th cat of the season today.  This adult female (18 lbs) was captured near Beachwalker County Park and fitted with GPS collar 650.  This female was also collared during 2009 (Bobcat 90).
* January 19, 2011 - We caught our 7th cat of the season today.  This juvenile female was captured in the Preserve.  The picture above shows this cat as a kitten and was taken earlier this year.  It was too small too collar and was released.
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* January 26, 2011 - We caught our 8th cat of the season today.  This young male (14lbs, 15oz) was captured near Forestay Ct and fitted with GPS collar 750.  This cat was recaptured and released on 2/16/11.
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* January 31, 2011 - We caught our 9th cat of the season today.  This juvenile female (10 lbs, 11 oz) was captured on Goldeneye Drive and fitted with GPS collar 270.
Died - February 24, 2011
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* February 6, 2011 - We caught our 10th cat of the season today.  This juvenile female was captured on Sweetgrass Lane.  She was PIT tagged on April 6, 2010 on Flyway Drive as part of Bobcat 220's litter of 3 kittens.  She was too small to collar and was released.
* February 7, 2011 - We caught our 11th cat of the season today.  This female (14 lbs, 4 oz) was captured on Flyway Drive and fitted with GPS collar 800.
 
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* February 9, 2011 - We caught our 12th cat of the season today.  This adult female (17 lbs, 10 oz) was captured near the Beach Club and fitted with GPS collar 900.
 
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* February 10, 2011 - We caught our 13th cat of the season today.  This juvenile female (11 lbs, 8 oz) was captured on Flyway Drive.  She was too small to collar and was released.
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* February 11, 2011 - We caught our 14th cat of the season today.  This adult male (22 lbs, 10 oz) was captured on Flyway Drive and fitted with GPS collar 850.  This cat was also collared during 2009 (Bobcat 270) and 2010 (Bobcat 170).
 
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* February 18, 2011 - We caught our 15th cat of the season today.  This adult female (14 lbs, 10 oz) was captured on Flyway Drive.  This cat was collared during 2010 (Bobcat 220).  Her old collar was taken off and she was released.
Location Data for the 2011 Bobcats can be found on the 2 maps listed below.
 
View the Male Bobcat Map
View the Female Bobcat Map