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Black Footed Wild Cat

Unread post by Henk » Mon May 04, 2009 10:00 am

I read about this cat over the weekend and was wondering if any of you had sightings of them in our parks.

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Re: Black Footed Wild Cat

Unread post by Shidzidzii » Mon May 04, 2009 12:41 pm

I have seen one in Mapungubwe NP .

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Re: Black Footed Wild Cat

Unread post by Henk » Mon May 04, 2009 2:30 pm

This is one that I found on the internet.
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Small-spotted cat

Unread post by michaelpr » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:25 pm

Small-spotted cat / Black Footed cat / Anthill tiger / Felis Nigripes

Has anyone on this forum ever seen or taken a photo of the Small-spotted cat?
It must be very rare. I can't find a lot of photo's of it on the internet.
If you have some photo's, please post them.
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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread post by davejenny » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:21 pm

I've never heard of a small spotted cat with regard to African mammals - the closest cat that has small spots is the Black-footed Cat - maybe that's what you're wanting?

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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:10 am

Felis nigripes / Small spotted cat / Black footed cat / Anthill tiger

Same animal. Rarely seen.

Not easy to spot ....
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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:13 am

On my trip to Mapungubwe there were posters asking about sightings of this lovely little cat. It looks very beautiful, but extremely shy.
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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread post by michaelpr » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:28 am

Yes, it seems that the small-spotted cat is the same as the Black-Footed cat:

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(from http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/catalog ... kfoot.html)

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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread post by Malealea » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:59 pm

small spotted cat???? Anyway a black footed cat does not exist in Ktruger, it is to wet and moist. It mainly occur in Semideserts or in Mountain Areas like the Maluti Mountains. this cat is a litle bit smaller then the African Wild cat. The african wild cat is the onlxy enemy.

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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread post by Eagle Owl » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:01 pm

Hi Michaelpr.

Must tell you that the exact same day you posted this question I believed I saw a small spotted cat on the S21 near the N'twamhiri waterhole in the Krugerpark. For a few weeks I was sure that it was exactly that, a small spotted cat, just to discover that they are not found in the Krugerpark.
Now I believe it was an african wild cat. Still a thrilling experience as we are not likely to find the smaller cat species when we visit the Kruger Park.

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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread post by michaelpr » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:18 pm

Hi, Eagle Owl, some people say that there are small-spotted cats in Kruger, so maybe..... :mrgreen:

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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:46 pm

They are secret creatures, probably the most secret of all cat species. A Brown Hyena has been seen recently close to Sabie Game Reserve. Who knows what we miss. :huh:

I stopped at road kill recently close to Mapengubwe.. it broke my heart, but I do think that it might have been our dear, elusive, creature.
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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread post by Spotted Cat » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:10 pm

I believe we had seen a Small Spotted cat on the S100 a few years ago. It DEFINITELY was not a cheetah cub and DEFINITELY not a leopard cub :shock: .... sorry, no pic, but I could clearly see it with my binoculars.
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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread post by michaelpr » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:25 am

Wow Spotted Cat! Are you sure it wasn't a serval?

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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread post by Spotted Cat » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:15 am

Hi michael, no - ears were different. :)
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