biggest bobcat you've ever seen?

ambush80

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My buddy saw one Sunday he said was all grey and weighed 75 pounds. he thought from head to tail it might have been 6 feet long.

Was he hallucinating?
 
#4
Biggest bobcat I've ever seen was probably 40-45lbs, way bigger than any other I've seen. There was a family of them living somewhere close to me up here in Rabun. I used to see them fairly regularly, even caught them in a romantic moment one night when I went to investigate a horrible noise. The flashlight seemed to be a mood killer and once I decided it wasn't some poor animal being torn apart I left them alone.

They must have moved on because I'm starting to see rabbits around here again.

The biggest ones I've seen up here were probably 20-25lbs.

The big boy that looked 40-45lbs was outside of Bowman.
 

RoosterTodd

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It has been my experience that they are bigger when they are unexpectedly close to you. The one that sneaked up on me in turkey season one year was about 250 pounds.:hair:
 

Nicodemus

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My Grandfather killed a big tom in our hogpen, that weighed 39 pounds, on a set of Toledo cotton scales. It was takin` baby pigs, so he set up and waited till it showed back up.

I took one a few years ago, that looked like a monster. It only weighed 20. :D
 
#7
My buddy saw one Sunday he said was all grey and weighed 75 pounds. he thought from head to tail it might have been 6 feet long.

Was he hallucinating?

Yes..........hallucinating ! :banana:
A 75 pound Bobcat could tear a f150 truck apart. When I was doing a lot of trapping, the largest one I caught and it was a big boy weighted about 29 lbs.
 
#8
I have a REAL Monster at the taxidermist right now! It weighed in at just shy of 22 pounds.:hair:


There is a picture in the trapping forums of a real big one caught this past season by famlytraprz. I think Rob told me it was close to 40 pounds.

Just checked his post - 37 pounds!
 
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ambush80

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He said the small one weighed maybe 50 and the big one's body was the size of a doe. He said that their tails went to the ground and that they "glided" across a creek that we had to hop across without breaking stride. He said that they had a black stripe down their backs that went all the way to the black tip of the tail. He said they had small heads and no spots.
 
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He said the small one weighed maybe 50 and the big one's body was the size of a doe. He said that their tails went to the ground and that they "glided" across a creek that we had to hop across without breaking stride. He said that they had a black stripe down their backs that went all the way to the black tip of the tail. He said they had small heads and no spots.
That ain't no Bobcat. Them things are called Swamp Hairy Buggers ! I think they live down around Nick in SWGA some where. Used to have them up here in NEGA but the bootleggers run over all them back in the '30's and 40's. :bounce:
The ones that were left moved to South Carolina and played football at Clemson. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
 

3ringer

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I had a covey of quail that was spooked under my stand. The quail ran past my stand. A couple of minutes later, this bobcat walks right under my stand. He was around 10 pounds. I made a pssss sound and he froze in mid stride. His front paw was a few inches off the ground. He stared me down for several minutes and then continued stalking the quail. I did not see any deer that morning but had a great hunt just watching the bobcat and quail.
 
#16
I was on a hog hunt up at cohutta wma a few years ago and although we didnt see any hogs we did see a big ol bobcat jump off a rock ledge and onto the road in front of the truck while riding the dirt roads up there. It was absolutely beautiful! I wish they were more common!
 
#17
I saw one a couple of years ago stalking some wood ducks in the swamp behind my house, I have no idea on the weight, but I don't think his head would fit in a hard hat, my neighbor has seen him too, he's huge!
 

Trizey

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I've killed two in the last 3 years. One was an 18lb female, the other a 25lb male. Huge difference in body and skulls. I euro mounted the skulls.....have to post a picture.
 
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