A female bobcat decided after taking three free range birds one day to come back the next and be seen in broad daylight again, the third day a human with a gun was posted ontop of the barn and a 'bait' chicken was caged near where the three were taken. She came right back for a easy meal in the middle of the day. I wouldn't have minded if it killed one bird and never came back but once it found easy prey it came back. The worst part is there are litterally hundreds if not thousands of rabbits in this area. They are constantly running across the road at night and even sitting in the middle of manicured lawns in daylight. Probably only weighed 25-30 pounds. Did not let her go to waste though, I skinned her and the skin is stored in the freezer untill I can either tan it or find someone to do it for me. Does anyone know how to tan a bobcat hide? I am rather new to skinning and preserving skins. She had a number of holes in her, a shotgun was used. I cleaned most the blood off her before skinning and brushed her fur back down. The holes are not obvious on the outside of the skin.