|cognitivedissonance - 2019-06-25 |
Corsica is not a very large place so I assume they just weren’t looking.
|jangbones - 2019-06-26 |
countdown to furries ruining this...
|Maggot Brain - 2019-06-26 |
... That's a house cat.
|Sivak - 2019-06-26 |
Slightly misleading. The video seems to imply that this is a newly discovered species of cat. The Corsican Wildcat has been known about for centuries, but was thought to be a subspecies of African Wildcat introduced during the Roman era.
The big news is that recent DNA analysis indicates that they are a distinct species of wildcat that may have been introduced in the 6th millennium B.C., possibly from the Middle East.
|Gypsy_Dildo_Factory - 2019-06-27 |
It's like 15% longer than an average house cat and 20% shorter than an average Maine Coon cat (that which overlaps the size range for Red Foxes.)
Foxes are catty-looking for a caniform, from the other direction. This cat does not have long legs or any proportions and features skewing very fox-like. They are really laying this on thick, almost about to have tried a foreshortening trick if they didn't include other photos.
"[the cat has] 'very wide' ears, short whiskers and 'highly developed' canine teeth [...] 'very dark' hind legs and a russet stomach.
"It's their size and their tail that earned them the name 'cat-fox' across the island,' says Benedetti."
"BUT CAT-FOXES aren't the first animal ‘MASH-UP’ to Make Headlines This Year. At the end of May 2019, a creature deemed as a raccoon-dog made headlines [...]"
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