Bobcats Breeding on Jekyll

After documenting one bobcat on Jekyll Island in September 2014, that is assumed to be a male, the state park now has a family of bobcats - the male, a female and two 10 month old kittens. This is the only natural establishment of bobcats on a Georgia barrier island according to Jekyll Conservation Director Ben Carswell. The staff is looking for ways to help sustain the bobcat population as well as hoping they will help control the deer population.

The Jekyll Island Authority also welcomed newly appointed member Joe Wilkinson, former state representative from Atlanta, and newly appointed Authority Chairman Mike Hodges from St. Simons Island during yesterday’s meeting.