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Monday, February 07, 2011

MATT SALUSBURY:Very rare Bai cat sighted in Sarawak (Indonesian part of Borneo)

Very rare Bai cat (presumably `Bay Cat`) sighted in Sarawak (Indonesian part of Borneo)


According to the French-language crytozoology blog, it hasn't been seen since 2003, and it's the size of a domestic cat. The photos in the the blog post seem to date from Jan 2011. Matt Salusbury

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

"Bay Cat" is also one name for the puma (New World Mountain lion)used in South America. In this case, it is a variety of South-Asian Golden cat, and the general type (not necessarily the Bornean one)is something I had suggested to be at the base of many Australian ABC or "Cougar" sightings. They also regularly have a dark or black colour phase, can get much larger than a house cat, and have the general body conformation much like a puma (As you can see from the photos) although it turns out the two are not closely related according to more recent genetic studies.