WILDLIFE ON KIAWAH ISLAND

MEET THE 2014 BOBCATS

The Town of Kiawah Island, in partnership with the Kiawah Conservancy, initiated a Bobcat GPS study in 2007.  Over the last 8 years, more than 50,000 individual GPS locations have been collected from 58 bobcats. View 2009-2010 Bobcat Location Data.  View 2011 Bobcat Location Data. View 2012 Location Data. View 2013 Location Data.
 
Trapping for the 2014 season began on February 3, 2014 and ended on April 10, 2014.  This page provides details on each bobcat captured.
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Town of Kiawah Island
21 Beachwalker Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
(843) 768-9166
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* February 4, 2014 - This adult female (16 lbs, 11 oz) was captured near Town Hall.  She was fitted with Collar 350.  She was also collared during 2013 (Bobcat 700) and 2012 (Bobcat 800).
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* February 4, 2014 - This young female was captured near Parkside Villas.  She was too small to collar and was released.  She was also recaptured on February 5 near The Sanctuary Hotel.  She was originally tagged as a 10-day old kitten on April 3, 2013 near Windswept Villas and is the offspring of 2014 Bobcat 350.
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View Map of 2014 Bobcat Locations
* February 6, 2014 - This young male was captured near The Sanctuary Hotel.  He was too small to collar and was released. 
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* February 7, 2014 - This juvenile male (14 lbs, 14 oz) was captured on Captain Sams Spit.  He was fitted with Collar 600 and is the offspring of 2013 Bobcat 450.
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* February 10, 2014 - This adult female (15 lbs, 9 oz) was captured in The Preserve.  She was fitted with Collar 250.  She was also collared during 2012 as Bobcat 200 ("Cassie") and is the offspring of Bobcat 190 from 2010.
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* February 12, 2014 - This 11 year-old adult male (25 lbs, 9 oz) was captured in The Preserve and fitted with Collar 800.  He was first collared as a juvenile in 2004 and was also collared during 2008 (Bobcat 360) and 2009 (Bobcat 110). 
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* February 14, 2014 - This adult female (16 lbs, 8 oz) was captured near The Beach Club and fitted with Collar 400.  She was also collared during 2011 (Bobcat 800) and 2012 (Bobcat 250).
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* April 10, 2014 - This juvenile female (13 lbs) was captured near Beachwalker County Park and fitted with Collar 200.  She is the offspring of 2014 Bobcat 350 and was born April 3, 2013 near Windswept Villas.
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