A Voice For The Wild Cats of the World
February 26, 2012Posted by on
Black-footed Cats have the reputation of being able to kill sheep or giraffe by piercing their jugular. While this legend is not true, there is no doubt these are tenacious little cats. One female in the study often took on other animals she met at night, including those much bigger than herself. Once she jumped with bared claws and fangs into the face of a black-backed jackal, an animal eight times heavier than herself.
On occasion they are able to kill hares larger and heavier than themselves as well as birds the size of a chicken. Numerous times they have stalked springbok lambs, between 2-3 kg, but never attempted to kill them.
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