Friday Felid #11

i-8aadb2082aab0111660cbf55378a53dc-289612034_6701472dc6-tm.jpg

Eurasian wildcat, Felis sylvestris Schreber 1777

More like this

Jungle cat, Felis chaus Schreber 1777 (source)
You might have noticed very little/no activity here over the past two weeks: partly this is because I'm very busy (preparing for Dinosaurs - A Historical Perspective, among other things), but it's also because I currently have no internet access at home. Sigh. In an effort to add something new,…
The "domestic" cat, Felis silvestris catus, has been with us for nearly 10,000 years. Recently, a 9,500 year old burial of a human and their companion cat was discovered on Cyprus. Cats are not indigenous to the island, so it seems that the presence of this cat must be owed to human intervention…
American mink Neovison vison Schreber 1777 (Formerly Mustela vison) [source]

How big is this critter? Hard to get scale from that otherwise lovely photo.

By Terry Hummer (not verified) on 13 Mar 2009 #permalink

Terry,

Size of a good-sized tabby. They are actually the progenitors of domestic cats (and hybridize with feral cats in the wild).

By John Lynch (not verified) on 13 Mar 2009 #permalink