Friday, July 11, 2014

Creature Feature #265: Geoffroy's Cat

Looking not unlike a regular house cat, Geoffroy's Cat inhabits southern America. His preferred habitat is open woodland and scrubland. He rarely climbs trees, but has been known to swim. He will stand upright on his hindlegs, using his tail for support, to scan the landscape - this is an unusual trait in felines. A solitary hunter, he preys mainly on rodents, hares and small lizards, stalking the forests at night. Females hold small territories, and the male a larger one. He will only come into contact with other cats during her oestrus cycle, chosing high perches or ledges for the mating.

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