DEEP Could Use Your Help Tracking Connecticut Bobcats
Last fall, wildlife biologists launched one of the most intensive studies by tracking 50 of Connecticut's most ferocious predators, the Bobcat.
The Bobcats were fitted with GPS collars to track their movements and habits as they moved and lived in the wild. Those collars are scheduled to fall off automatically on August 1 and this is where you come in if you so choose.
According to the Associated Press, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are looking for members of the public to help retrieve the collars on or after August 1 so the batteries on the collars can be recharged and placed on another 50 Bobcats.
Do we have any takers? Why is DEEP so interested in studying the bobcat? It's because the bobcat has the most effect on animal species in the state. They chow down on squirrels, chipmunks, mice, rabbits, skunks, raccoons, and every now and then, deer. They've also been known to feast on small livestock like chickens and sometimes even family pets.
Here's a somewhat scary piece of data that DEEP researchers have found out from the collared bobcats. Many have chosen to call suburban areas their home because of the large population of yummy squirrels.
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