Comment, Like, & Favorite
Photograph - Photography
The black-footed cat (Felis nigripes) is the smallest African cat and is one of the smallest cat species. Only the pads and underparts of its feet are black. It is this characteristic that gives the black-footed cat its name. The fur varies in colour from cinnamon-buff to tawny, and is patterned with black or brown spots that merge to form rings on the legs, neck, and tail. The skin, however, is unpigmented pink, unlike that of other spotted cats. The backs of the rounded ears are the same color as the background coat color. The eyes are very large. Black-footed cats are solitary and strictly nocturnal. They spend the day resting in dense cover, in unoccupied burrows of springhares, porcupines and aardvarks, or in hollow termite mounds. They emerge to hunt after sunset. Black-footed cats are highly unsociable animals that seek refuge at the slightest disturbance. However, when cornered they are known to defend themselves fiercely. Due to this habit and their courage, they are called "miershooptier" (anthill tigers) in parts of the South African Karoo.
March 15th, 2013
Viewed 102 Times - Last Visitor from Warsaw, 67 - Poland on 06/24/2014 at 8:41 AM
copy and paste to your website / blog - preview
black-footed cat framed prints, cat framed prints, african cat framed prints, small cat framed prints, striped cat framed prints, nocturnal cats framed prints, wild cats framed prints, feline framed prints, animals framed prints, wild animals framed prints, carnivorous animals framed prints, wildlife framed prints, african wildlife framed prints, photography framed prints, maria urso framed prints, nature framed prints, black-footed cat greeting cards, cat greeting cards, african cat greeting cards, small cat greeting cards, striped cat greeting cards, nocturnal cats greeting cards, wild cats greeting cards, feline greeting cards, animals greeting cards, wild animals greeting cards, carnivorous animals greeting cards, wildlife greeting cards, african wildlife greeting cards, photography greeting cards, maria urso greeting cards, nature greeting cards, black-footed cat prints, cat prints, african cat prints, small cat prints, striped cat prints, nocturnal cats prints, wild cats prints, feline prints, animals prints, wild animals prints, carnivorous animals prints, wildlife prints, african wildlife prints, photography prints, maria urso prints, nature prints, black-footed cat posters, cat posters, african cat posters, small cat posters, striped cat posters, nocturnal cats posters, wild cats posters, feline posters, animals posters, wild animals posters, carnivorous animals posters, wildlife posters, african wildlife posters, photography posters, maria urso posters, nature posters