Baby Bobcats at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, NH, Look Ready to Cuddle
rishored1ve took to Reddit to share this adorable photo! He captioned it "One of two cute, little bobcats I had the pleasure of watching for a while this afternoon." Apparently this guy was spotted at Bear Brook State park in Allenstown, New Hampshire. Just look at this little fuzzy face! I can't handle the cuteness!
The Bobcat population in New Hampshire is thriving but according to the Concord Monitor, it hasn't always been that way. Studies prove that bobcat numbers in New Hampshire could have dropped to as low as 150 in the late 80's. Then hunting was banned in 1989 and their numbers have gone up ever since. A University of New Hampshire/New Hampshire Fish and Game survey estimated their population in 2013 was around 1,400.
For many people, bobcats are nuisance. They prey on domestic chickens, feast on people's bird feeders and we are seeing more and more bobcats as road-kill throughout the state. The article states that New Hampshire Fish and Game were getting more requests to trap or reallocate bobcats back in 2017.
I have yet to see a bobcat strolling around in the wild but I feel like it is a right of passage now that I live in New Hampshire. In the meantime let us reminisce about this bold bobcat who was strolling around the parking lot at Sam's Club in Seabrook a few months ago.