Cat-Fox

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  1. Torren61

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    There may be a fascinating new species of a fox-like cat, or a cat-like fox, prowling the island of Corsica and yep, it's already cranky and hates your guts.

    Wildlife rangers from France's National Hunting and Wildlife Office have located 16 of the golden striped creatures in remote areas of the French island.
    The cats are bigger than a typical house cat, and have large, ringed tails and "highly developed" canine teeth. Because of their appearance, they are known locally as chat-renard, or "cat-fox."
    They hunt nocturnally and, from the looks of it, are just thrilled by all of the attention.

    The scientists believe that the cat is part of a heretofore unknown species that could have originated in Africa or the Middle East thousands of years ago.
    "By looking at its DNA, we could tell it apart from the European wildcat, Felis silvestris silvestris. It's close to the African forest cat, Felis silvestris lybica, but its exact identity is still to be determined," Pierre Benedetti, chief environmental technician of the National Hunting and Wildlife Office, told the AFP.

    Although the first "cat foxes" were (non-violently) captured in 2016, rangers say secondhand tales of the forest animal have circulated around the island for generations.
    The rangers are hoping by capturing, studying and tagging the animals, they can get these cat foxes "recognized and protected" in the next few years.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexle...-has-been-terrorising-shepherds/#4e22bf0f74f2

    Yaaaay!! Cat-Fox!

    Cat-Fox, Cat-Fox. Alone in the world was the little Cat-Fox.
     
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    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

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    I m wondering where the Fox part comes in. Usually when what is, or in this case, what looks like, a big house cat is seen, people think that it's a Leopard.
     
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    Well... cuz of the thing... that it... kinda does... Cat-Fox!! Yaaaay!
     
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    It looks like an ordinary ginger feral cat to me. Most places have feral cats that look like that.

    I was expecting something like this only bigger.

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    Or this brute of a cat.

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    fox-cat
     
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    Those crazy Corsicans. mistaking house cats for foxes.
     
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    We found singing Rat-Cats downunder in the 80's....:D

     
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    I got a cat right here that's that big, is a ginger cat, and weighs about 21 lb.... All muscle. His name is Batman!
     
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    The article did not reflect what they taste like?!
     
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    Except for the raccoon looking tail, that picture of the cat-fox looks like our 25 lb male ginger cat.
     

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    Cat fox ! Yeah right ! You got Frankie rolling around laughing at that one ! :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Beat me to it.
     
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    This is a picture of our 1/2 dog, 1/2 tiger mix, which I bred for its powers in magic. His name is Doug.

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    It's pretty much my favorite animal.
     
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    Oh... you wanna start THAT??
     
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    Reading about that cat-fox thing, just makes a fella feel unclean...BRRRRRRR!

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    I literally laughed out loud, lol.
     
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    He looks like he got some serious skills.
     
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