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    New 'cat-fox' species discovered on European island - Corsica

    New 'cat-fox' species discovered on European island

    “It’s their size and their tail that earned them the name cat-fox across the island," he continued."By looking at its DNA, we could tell it apart from the European wildcat, Felis silvestris silvestris. It's close to the African forest cat, Felis silvestris lybica, but its exact identity is still to be determined.”His colleague, ONCFS field agent in charge of forest cats Carlu-Antone Cecchini, added: ”The cat-fox is part of our shepherd mythology. From generation to generation, they told stories of how the forest cats would attack the udders of their ewes and goats"ONCFS officers trapped the first cat-fox in 2016. Before that the elusive creatures were only seen by sheperds in remote hills, although one "was caught unexpectedly in 2008 in a chicken coop at Olcani in Cap Corse," reports Benedetti.

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/wei...es-cat-corsica
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    I saw that article. Pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    New 'cat-fox' species discovered on European island


    “It’s their size and their tail that earned them the name cat-fox across the island," he continued."By looking at its DNA, we could tell it apart from the European wildcat, Felis silvestris silvestris. It's close to the African forest cat, Felis silvestris lybica, but its exact identity is still to be determined.”His colleague, ONCFS field agent in charge of forest cats Carlu-Antone Cecchini, added: ”The cat-fox is part of our shepherd mythology. From generation to generation, they told stories of how the forest cats would attack the udders of their ewes and goats"ONCFS officers trapped the first cat-fox in 2016. Before that the elusive creatures were only seen by sheperds in remote hills, although one "was caught unexpectedly in 2008 in a chicken coop at Olcani in Cap Corse," reports Benedetti.

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/wei...es-cat-corsica
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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    It is somehow comforting to realize that we don't know everything about the world.
    We don't even come close. Take the example of fungi. It is neither plant nor animal. We have identified roughly 100k species. We believe the total number of species is between 5 and 7 MILLION species.

    One of the coolest eats rocks and converts rocks to sand. If it wasn't for the fungi everything that has ever died would be piled up. If there were no fungi it is possible life would be restricted to oceans.
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    Corsica has had human habitation going back before 3,000 BC. One wonders why apparently no one discovered or ever mentioned these kitty-kats before now in all this time.

    Genetic experimentation perhaps.

    The cat in that clip is not wild, by the way (or it is sedated).

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    That is accurate.

    We have a winner finally.
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