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A swimming... this is not a domestic cat, is it?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
This link:
http://redspot.blogbugs.org/15957/Cat
is of a cat catching a giant catfish in a bathtub, swimming and everything. I thought it is so cool that this cat can catch a fish that size and then carry it to its food bowl! Now, until the last couple pictures it does look like a bengal. But then I think it's clearly an exotic, by the size of its nose/jaw. What do you guys think?
post #2 of 17
Looks like either an ALC or F1/F2 bengal to me! ALC (Asian Leopard cats) are very good swimmers...
post #3 of 17
Nope it's not an Asian Leopard cat but I believe it to be what they call is a Fishing Cat.

Take a look!!!!!

http://www.cathouse-fcc.org/fishingcat.html
post #4 of 17
that link didn't have a photo? or maybe I just couldn't see it, but I found a site that has a pic and by all appearances looks to be a fishing cat http://www.bigcatrescue.org/fishing_cat.htm kinda cute kitty in a wild way
post #5 of 17
It looks like a Bengal but I don't think they are that big are they. I mean that cat looks like a baby something!!
post #6 of 17
EEEEEEEEK! That cat is kinda scary.
post #7 of 17
It's an Asian fishing cat.
I think they're so beautiful.
post #8 of 17
Wow. That's really something.
post #9 of 17
They said it was a 4th generation Bengal, in the comments below the picture.. but a fishing cat was the first thing to come to mind.
post #10 of 17
OMG! I want that cat! It's like a tiger in a small(er) package! Awww!
post #11 of 17
I would think fishing cat ... its body is not near the bengal ... but it sure is cute
post #12 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hell603
You found the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound's website from Rosamond,CA! i'm a member If anyone ever goes near Edwards AirForce Base, or tours CA from perhaps LA to Yosemite, or Death Valley, please visit the compound It is not a zoo - the cats are treated with respect & the compound is a park like setting - perfect to get off the highway and enjoy a picnic...
As for the pic, I'm not sure...
post #13 of 17
I think its sick if that fish was live in the water!! How cruel??

The cat itself is beautiful but the situation is just not pleasant.
post #14 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by jane_vernon
I think its sick if that fish was live in the water!! How cruel??

The cat itself is beautiful but the situation is just not pleasant.

I think the fish was bought for the cat, and they were letting it get it the way it would in the wild. They were allowing the cats instincts to kick in. Thats the way I saw it anyway, someone correct me if I'm wrong...
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
I don't see a difference in ripping a fish out of the water by its mouth and letting it die or putting it in a bath to let a cat kill it.

I didn't really think about that though before posting it, I'm sorry if anyone has been offended by the cat killing the fish so vividly.


So the general consensus is it's a fishing cat? Is it a baby or an adult, and is that an "exotic" or sort of a breed? I read through the links but I'm still unclear...
post #16 of 17
It's an adult, they weigh anywhere from 15 to 30 pounds and they are an exotic species.
post #17 of 17
What a neat site, thanks for sharing. I agree with the others...I thought it was a Bengal at first but the last few images definitely look like an exotic.
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