Bobcats and lynxes are two of the most commonly confused wild cat species. Bobcats are characterized by their short tails, spotted coats, and rounded ears. They are native to North America and can be found in a variety of habitats, ranging from deserts to forests. In contrast, lynxes are found primarily in northern and central Europe and Asia. They are distinguished by their pointed ears, long legs, and thick fur that helps them to survive in cold climates.

Bobcats are typically solitary animals, while lynxes live in groups of two to three. Bobcats hunt small animals such as rabbits and mice, while lynxes prefer larger prey such as deer. Bobcats can range up to 40 lbs, while lynxes can reach up to 60 lbs. Bobcats are also usually smaller than lynxes, with an average body length of three feet, compared to the four feet of the average lynx.