When I think of a bobcat or a lynx, a grayish-brown cat is the first thing that comes to mind. Turns out that in the warmer season, bobcats can take on an orange coat. A woman east of Castle Rock, Colorado, captured this picture of an orange bobcat getting a drink in her backyard.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife explains that "the pelage of a lynx is typically long-haired and of a uniform coloring of grayish-brown in winter, with shorter hair that is more reddish in color in the summer. They lack distinct spots and striping. A bobcat will typically have distinct spotting on their coats. The front legs of a bobcat will often have distinct striping, as well as their faces."

Courtesy of Regina Parkes

 

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