Tiger Cat - what kind of beast is this
Cats have long been considered the most mysterious and mysterious creatures on Earth. Soft noiseless gait, mesmerizing plastic, unusual throat sounds, called purring, flickering in the darkness of the eye. These beautiful and graceful animals are hundreds and thousands of years ago becoming objects of violent hatred and worship. In the dark age of the Middle Ages, when any person, other than beauty or ugliness, knowledge or ignorance, skin color or eyes could be accused of witchcraft, special attention was also paid to animals. So, "cronies of the devil" were declared crows, snakes, harmless toads and cats. If in relation to snakes, frogs and crows (the snakes of the medieval clergy were considered almost descendants of the very snake that Eve once tempted, the sinister croaking of crows, in their opinion, does not bode well, and the toads are simply unpleasant), what claims could be to cats?
In general, medieval churchmen pursued all animals having black color. Black dogs, black birds, as well as cats, fell under the distribution. It is believed that one day a certain monk had a dream that the devil with whom he was fighting turned into a black cat and disappeared into the fireplace. When he woke up, the fighter with evil thought that sleep could be prophetic. Whatever feelings caused him a breed of tiger cats, it's easy to guess.
But in ancient Egypt cats are very appreciated. There is even one legend, telling that the Syrians, having decided to attack the Egyptians, resorted to cunning - in front of the shells, they were tying the cats together. And the courageous defenders of the fatherland could not raise their hand on defenseless animals. The city fell.
Grace and Beauty
You can see photos of a tiger cat not only in our article, there are a lot of them on any resource. It is a beautiful and almost unexplored predator. The tiger cat lives in the subtropical forests of South America. Often it can be found in the territory of Panama, Brazil and Costa Rica, as well as in the north of Argentina. Travelers and scientists say that they saw this beauty in the places where the forest is practically cut down, or in the Venezuelan dry wind.
Features of the view
A tiger cat, or oncilla, is very similar to a jaguar, which is why many call it "the little jaguar". Color, addition and habits of the animal, and in fact, are very similar to jaguar, which makes tourists who believe that they came across a young jaguar, panic to turn back. In principle, the fear of people is clear, especially since a tiger cat, whose size is only 65 centimeters, is a predator and excellent hunter, capable of standing up for himself. Do not be touched by the big ears and eyes, which make the beast sweet and touching, and even try to stroke it, too, is not worth it - the brindle cat does not tolerate familiarity. Like many other representatives of felines, this animal is a night hunter. Its diet includes birds, rodents, and even small primates. A cat kills prey with one bite - it does not even have time to understand what actually happened. Being a skilled and strong fighter, the oncilla often enters into a fight with the enemy much larger than himself and, what is most interesting, often comes out as a winner. An interesting feature of these predators is that they not only are not afraid of water, but also swim well. True, they do not really want to get into the water again, but if the game is worth the candle, that is, if an interesting production is planned or threatened, the cat will rather prefer to wet its luxurious fur.
Affectionate and affectionate beast
Modern man likes to indulge in the domestication of wild animals. Every now and then, on television or in a newspaper, it is told that in one or another house, together with the masters, their children and domestic animals, a wolf lives, or a bear, or a tiger, or even a crocodile. There are also those who wish to tame such an animal as a tiger cat. Domestic cat, most likely in the near future, when you can buy a predator at an affordable price, can give up the position. But even now people, admiring and fascinated by an exotic predator, are trying to create, so to speak, his domesticated version. Many people live in a maine coon, whose behavior is somewhat different from the behavior of cute domestic hot-water bottles, and many have Siberian tiger cats. Also an exit.
This breed is widely distributed in the territory of Russia. Its representatives differ from other Siberians except that they are brindle-colored, otherwise they are as kind and affectionate within the severe silent, dog-like only to one member of the family. Their health is truly Siberian, and these cats live longer than the "noblewomen", Persians, or similar sphinx-like creatures. Many owners joke that Siberian cats can be taught to bring slippers, and they guard the territory well. Unobtrusive in food, the only thing they require from the owner is love and attention. But this is considered a "feature" of all living beings without exception.