Thursday, June 12, 2014

Creature Feature #236: Fishing Cat

The stocky and muscular Fishing Cat makes his home in South and Southeast Asia. His favoured habitat is wetlands, and true to his name, his main diet is fish. He will sit at the water's edge and tap gently on the surface with one paw, mimicking the movements of insects. When fish are lured to the surface, he scoops them out or dives in after them. He is a skilled swimming, capable of swimming considerate distances, even beneath the water. Solitary in nature, he only comes in contact with the females to mate, which can happen at any time during the year. Cubs are raised in a den made in a thicket of reeds, wtih the kittens venturing out after about a month and shortly after will begin playing in the water.

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