It is silver and usually has distinctive black bars on its forelegs and a black-tipped, stubby (or "bobbed") tail. It reaches a body length of up to 125 cm (50 in). It is an adaptable predator inhabiting wooded areas, urban edge, and forest edge environments. It remains in some of its original range, but populations are vulnerable to extirpation by coyotes and domestic animals. Though the Silver bobcat prefers rabbits and hares, it hunts insects, chickens, geese and other birds, small rodents, and deer. Prey selection depends on location and habitat, season, and abundance. Like most cats, the bobcat is territorial and largely solitary, although with some overlap in home ranges. It uses several methods to mark its territorial boundaries, including claw marks and deposits of urine or feces. The bobcat breeds from winter into spring and has a gestation period of about two months.