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Saturday, December 18, 2010


YOU TUBE BLURB: I can not identify this animal. Tts features are: very muscular/robust build, a tail about the size of a walnut,its size is about 1/3 bigger then a domestic cat. It has a gait similar to a deer's. I have been as close as 5 feet from this "cat" and I still have zero idea what it is. Its size is consistant(I have observed it for the last 6 months) making it NOT a young bobcat. Please comment if you know what species this is.

1 comment:

Retrieverman said...

Manx type cats are not unusual in parts of America.

Where I grew up in West Virgina, Manx-types (which were called Manx, even without pedigrees) were quite common. One of my cousins had a cat named baby that weighed about 20 pounds and had no tail. Unlike this cat, he had long hair, but like this cat he had the cool gait.