The struggle to survive isn't always a fair fight. Here's what separates nature's winners from its losers.
Bobcats dwell in the shadows, all but invisible to most animals. These feisty felines can take down animals 10 times their size, including small whitetailed deer.
A bobcat’s peepers are about as big as yours, but their pupils can open three times wider. This lets in more light, helping bobcats pinpoint prey in the dark.
Sometimes the best disguise is to be hidden in plain sight. Remaining motionless is often a bunny’s best defense. Knowing when to cut and run, of course, can be a matter of life and death.
Bobcats keep their claws tucked into their paws so they stay razor sharp. When a bobcat strikes, it hooks its claws into prey until it can put its teeth into play.
A rabbit’s perfect combination of powerful hind legs, short front legs, and low center of gravity let it power through a dizzying zigzag sure to lose all but the most agile of predators.
This shadow cat crept within range and pounced, becoming a tawny brown blur of fur, claws, and fangs. Despite quick reflexes, the rabbit couldn’t escape.
Nichole LeClair Terrill