Big Cat Image Gallery: Carnivores: Animal Planet. | Bobcats are found in forested, swampy, or semiarid regions of North America, from southern Canada to central Mexico. The bobcat is named for its short, "bobbed" tail and is related to the lynx.
Black bobcats are rare. However, one was captured in Florida in 2007. More via WPTV.com: [L]ess than a dozen [black bobcats] have been recorded. Most of them in South Florida near the Loxahatchee River and St. Lucie Canal. The first was discovered about 70 years ago.