The bobcat (Lynx rufus), a North American wildcat, is named after its tail, which looks cut or bobbed. Though many cats have long, sinuous tails, an adult bobcat's averages just 6 to 7 inches. Bigger than domesticated cats, it has long legs, large paws, and tufted ears similar to those of its larger relative, the Canada lynx. The bobcat is the smallest of the four lynx species – and there are 12 subspecies of bobcat. The Bobcat does the majority of its hunting in low-light conditions at dawn and dusk.