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Bobcat

Lynx rufus
This short-tailed wild cat has a distinctive streaked and spotted pattern, a wide face and pointy ears often with black tufts.

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Bobcat Prowl

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Silent, shy and mostly nocturnal, bobcats are steadily increasing their numbers in Missouri.

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Camping in Black Bear Country

To have a safe, enjoyable camping or outdoor experience in Missouri's bear country, follow the Ten Commandments of Camping.

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Chesterfield sighting confirmed to be a mountain lion

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This third recent confirmed report brings the total to 13 in Missouri since 1994.

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Chipmunk Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control chipmunk damaage on your Missouri property.

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Confirmed Mountain Lion Reports

Since 1994, the Department has confirmed 45 of the hundreds of mountain lion reports in Missouri. View the map of confirmed reports.

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Confirming Mountain Lion Evidence

How does the Mountain Lion Response Team determine whether physical evidence is from a mountain lion or some other kind of animal? The slideshow on this page shows you how.

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Confirming Mountain Lion Sightings

Confirming the presence of mountain lion requires physical evidence, such as photos, tracks or DNA.

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Considering Coyotes

A coyote is staring at me. Fortunately, it’s on the wall in my office, peering out from the January page of the Missouri Department of Conservation's Natural Events Calendar.

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