The Bobcat habitat is quite varied; from wooded areas, semi desert, forest edge, urban edge and swampland reaching across southern Canada to Mexico. A camoflauge coat sometimes called 'the cloak of invisability' contributes to the bobcats reputation as an excellent hunter. Mostly preying on small rodents, they will hunt deer if necesarry. Able to survive long periods without food, the bobcat will feed heavily when prey is avialable. Known for it's sharp hearing, vision and strong sense of smell, it is an excellent climber and will swim if necessary. Mostly silent it uses scent and body language to communicate. The bobcat is crepsular and is most active during dawn and dusk. Native American mythology holds that if the bobcat appears in a dream, superior hunting skills will be bestowed. Pawnee associated the Bobcat with stars, parents wrapping their babies in it's fur, bestowing celestial blessings.