Pallas’s Cat

Too busy for a proper post today as I’ve got a lot to do before going off for a spot of annual leave. I’m therefore resorting to a standard ploy in such situation, posting a video of a cat. The short clip below features no ordinary cat, however. It’s an example of Pallas’s Cat, Otocolobus manul, a wonderful – but sadly endangered – creature which lives wild in the steppes of Central Asia. Here’s a fine specimen captured in a still photograph:

Pallas_Cat

Although it appears very stocky because of its long fur, it’s actually no bigger than an average domestic cat.

The clip is a valuable reminder to us all that even the coolest and most dignified animals on Earth  can be hilarious when placed in an unfamiliar situation. This one has clearly just spotted a camera outside its lair….

 

2 Responses to “Pallas’s Cat”

  1. Bryn Jones Says:

    Are you sure that’s not Bagpuss?

  2. “Although it appears very stocky because of its long fur, it’s actually no bigger than an average domestic cat.”

    Even domestic cats appear bigger than they really are because of their fur.

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