Friday, February 23, 2007

Tiger Cat, Tiger Ocelot or Oncilla

The tiger cat has a slim, graceful body with long legs and a long tail. Its coat is a light yellowish-brown with striking dark brown spots, which may form rosettes or chains of rosettes. Its tail is ringed. The tiger cat may be found in the forests of Central and South America, where it hunts by day and by twilight, from trees, and seeks small rodents and birds. Weight: 5-8 pounds Head/Body: 22 inches Tail: 13 inches. Tiger cats are sometimes found in the dense equitorial forests of Southern Brazil.

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