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:
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….Follow @telescoper