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PostPosted: 28-08-2013 01:16    Post subject: Gun nuts kill domestic cat thinking its a big cat Reply with quote

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/27/detroit-big-cat-giant-shot-killed-savannah_n_3822522.html?utm_hp_ref=animals

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PostPosted: 02-09-2013 03:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most likely an idiot but I see no evidence of a gun freak. Whatever that might be.
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PostPosted: 02-09-2013 07:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

tonyblair11 wrote:
Most likely an idiot but I see no evidence of a gun freak. Whatever that might be.

Probably just another name for a gun nut. Laughing

However, it was a cat specially bred not to look like a domestic cat.

A 'Savannah cat, a cross between a domestic cat and a serval.

Wild looking, reportedly as big as a Doberman, weighing 25 to 30lbs, and running feral. It was frightening the neighbours:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/26/big-cat-detroit-savannah_n_3817634.html?utm_hp_ref=green

As the expert says, it depends on how far back in their breeding they are as to how tame they can be.

Family pet is a relative term here:
http://www.mostbeautifulpages.com/2012/11/savannah-cat.html

If it had been spotted wandering around rural Suffolk, it would probably have been reported as an ABC.
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PostPosted: 15-09-2013 06:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wild looking, reportedly as big as a Doberman, weighing 25 to 30lbs, and running feral.


That sounds like some pretty serious exaggeration to me.

Hybrid cats are certainly stocky but I don't think anywhere near that size.
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PostPosted: 15-09-2013 09:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right, it is an exaggeration - Dobermans weigh at least 3 times as much, being 75-90 pounds.
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