The bobcat (foreground) weighs 15 to 30 pounds and is 30 to 50 inches long with a 4 or 5 inch tail. The mountain lion or cougar weighs 80 to 150 pounds, is 7 to 8 feet long with a tail half that length.
The bobcat (foreground) weighs 15 to 30 pounds and is 30 to 50 inches long with a 4 or 5 inch tail. The mountain lion or cougar weighs 80 to 150 pounds, is 7 to 8 feet long with a tail half that length. Illustration courtesy of Missouri Department of Conservation
The bobcat (foreground) weighs 15 to 30 pounds and is 30 to 50 inches long with a 4 or 5 inch tail. The mountain lion or cougar weighs 80 to 150 pounds, is 7 to 8 feet long with a tail half that length. Illustration courtesy of Missouri Department of Conservation

Durham-Chapel Hill residents think they’ve seen a mountain lion

December 04, 2016 8:00 AM