For the next few posts, I'm focusing on the theme of RIDICULOUSLY CUTE WILD CATS.
Did you know there is a tiny wild cat, called the sand cat, that inhabits extremely dry deserts of Africa and the Middle East? The sand cat (with the awesome scientific name of Felis margarita) only weighs 3 to 7 pounds (1.4 to 3.2 kg), and has an unusually wide face.
Sand cats sleep in their burrows during the day and come out at night to hunt small rodents, birds, lizards, insects, spiders, and even venomous snakes. They hunt by skulking around with their ears close to the sand, using their super-duper hearing ability to detect animals digging or slithering underground. When they hear one, they start digging really fast to get to the prey animal before it escapes.
Sand cats regularly go weeks at a time without drinking water, getting the moisture they need from the bodies of the prey animals they eat. The photo below is a wild sand cat... not a domestic cat.
- Sand cat - DepositPhotos
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