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Black-footed cat at Punda

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Black-footed cat at Punda

Unread post by RUG » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:47 pm

I heard from a reliable source, who apparently spoke to night-drive guides in Punda Maria, that they "regularly" see the black-footed cat (Felix nigripes, also known as small-spotted cat or anthill tiger) on night drives, especially on the S61 Klopperfontein road.

I thought this was really surprising, since I haven't ever seen a picture of this cat on this forum, let alone one taken in Kruger. My mammal guide also doesn't show it to be distributed in Kruger (although other mammal guides may).

If this cat is really regularly seen around Punda, that would be big news wouldn't it? To see such a rare creature, of which it isn't even certain whether it occurs in the area, "regularly"? But you'd expect it would have been caught on camera by now right??

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Re: Black-footed cat at Punda

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:12 pm

We do have a topic for it RUG Black Footed Wild Cat
but not really any real evidence of them being seen in Kruger.
Hopefully someone will be able to get a pic of it to share.

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