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Reed Cat (House, Swamp Lynx)

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Reed Cat (Felis chaus)

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# 24 Sep 2015 22:46:55
Louiza

The reed cat (Felis chaus), sometimes called the house or the bog lynx, is a very common predator. A total of nine species of this animal are classified. Its distribution area includes vast areas of North Africa, Central Asia, as well as Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.

The total body length of the reed cat varies from in the range from 75 to 125 centimeters, weight - from 4 to 15 kilograms. About a third of the body's length falls on an elegant tail, at the end of which there are several black rings. Ears ending in trot-like brushes are rather large, legs are long.

Depending on the habitat, the color of the predator fur also varies. In South Asia, its color is dominated by reddish-brown shades, while the representatives of Central Asia and Africa have a gray or yellowish coat color, and in winter it becomes very thick.

A typical habitat for a reed cat is wetlands with an abundance of reeds, cattail and shrubs, but he fears open areas. Climbing trees is extremely rare and reluctant.

At first glance, the color of the animal looks uniform, but upon closer inspection, you can see a blurry picture (as in the photo above). It is noteworthy that newborn kittens have a clear striped pattern on the fur.

The predator to hunt mainly at night. Its main prey is waterfowl and birds living in the thicket, as well as small mammals like ground squirrels, hares, and even pigs of wild boars.

He does not shun poultry. The reed cat, unlike almost all other feline representatives, is not at all afraid of water, swims perfectly, which is often necessary during hunting or fleeing predators. The same trick can be repeated only by his relative - a cat-fisherman.

Reed cats mate in February and March. At this time, fierce fights take place between the males, accompanied by characteristic, not the most pleasant for the human ear, screams. After about two months, the cat brings from three to six kittens. The nest settles in dense thickets, the cat takes care of and protects the offspring. Kittens are very easily tamed, but this is rarely done. At about a year and a half, the animals become sexually mature, and ready for breeding.

It is noteworthy that the Egyptians raised reed cats in order to use them for hunting waterfowl. There are even preserved images that depict a small animal bringing prey to man. And so, as can be seen in the video below, the reed cat lives in nature:

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