Up right here in Maine, we have got a pair of diverse kinds of cats — bobcats and Canada lynx — wandering about in our woods, and it is quite popular to see 1 or the other. Some swear we’ve acquired mountain lions right here, way too, but that is a subject for a different working day.
Down in Heiberger, Alabama, Bangor Day-to-day Information reader Rusty Fondren has stumbled on one more form of cat, and he’d like your assistance determining it.
“We have loads of bobcats, just not positive [this is one] owing to size of tail and stripes as an alternative of spots,” Fondren said.
Though I’m no cat skilled, I’m confident in agreeing with Fondren’s evaluation: The extended tail would clearly rule it out as a bobcat.
But what is it?
Unfortunately, there’s not a great deal in the picture to give any form of dimensions viewpoint, so this critter could be as modest as a household cat or as huge as a cougar, and we’d have no actual way of telling. The barrel in the background presents a bit of a clue, but we don’t know how far it is from the cat in the foreground to the barrel, which would make a enormous big difference.
To me, the cat appears to be like the Savannah cat, a hybrid cross between a serval and a dwelling cat that some men and women possess. Or, it could be a different hybrid that is in essence a massive, exotic property cat with some appealing blood traces.
Or it may well be some thing else solely.
Inform us: What do you think?
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