Predator Vs. Prey: Bobcat vs. Wild Turkey

By | March 1, 2016
From Xplor: March/April 2016

The struggle to survive isn't always a fair fight. This Issue: Wild Turkey vs. Bobcat

Super Senses

Turkeys have amazing eyesight and see in color. A wide range of vision allows them to detect any movement. Turkeys have great hearing, too, even though they don’t have outer ears.

Fly Like an Eagle

The wild turkey can fly as fast as 55 miles per hour — about as fast as a car on the highway. They can run at an unbelievable 25 miles per hour.

Patient Predator

Timing is everything for the bobcat, nature’s silent stalker. It closes the distance on prey before pouncing — the key to a successful ambush.

Claws for Alarm

Bobcats keep their claws tucked into their paws to keep them razor sharp. When the cat pounces, it unsheathes its terrible toenails and hooks them into prey.

And the winner is…

The stealthy bobcat pounced, but only snagged a few feathers. Gobblers are hard to catch and make up only a small portion of a bobcat’s diet, which is mostly rabbits and mice.

And More...

This Issue's Staff

Brett Dufur
Les Fortenberry
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Angie Daly Morfeld
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White