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one of our cats is 20 pounds but he is strong and does not look like he is fat, I bet you he will pull his weight with lady bobcat. I want a litter of those pointy ears, they look cute.
Have you ever heard regular cats mating? They sound like babies
You know, that's a good question. I have never heard of it. I'll see what I can find out.

BTW, that post doc I knew had several caged, hand-raised bobcats. The males never became friendly though they didn't attack. they just sort of pretended you weren't there or tried to spray you to establish dominance. I asked the guy if I could piss on one of them he said, "Sure, let me open the cage." Ha! Never-mind.

In contrast, the females were far more tolerant of people. They readily allowed the post doc to stroke their fur -- gently and slowly. I could go in the cage with them and they pretended I wasn't there. I got the message, having had similar treatment from lots of human females. At least they don't piss on you.

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Ever seen a bobcat, Prof? They don't look all that much like feral cats -- a very different animal.
Yep. No mistaking it. You think to yourself, "Hey...that looks like a Bobcat."

The little ear tufts give them away.
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You know, that's a good question. I have never heard of it. I'll see what I can find out.

BTW, that post doc I knew had several caged, hand-raised bobcats. The males never became friendly though they didn't attack. they just sort of pretended you weren't there or tried to spray you to establish dominance. I asked the guy if I could piss on one of them he said, "Sure, let me open the cage." Ha! Never-mind.

In contrast, the females were far more tolerant of people. They readily allowed the post doc to stroke their fur -- gently and slowly. I could go in the cage with them and they pretended I wasn't there. I got the message, having had similar treatment from lots of human females. At least they don't piss on you.

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That is what we call a "coyote sandwich".
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That is what we call a "coyote sandwich".
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one of our cats is 20 pounds but he is strong and does not look like he is fat, I bet you he will pull his weight with lady bobcat. I want a litter of those pointy ears, they look cute.
Have you ever heard regular cats mating? They sound like babies
The Bengal breed of cat is a mix of the ALC (Asian Leopard Cat) and a domestic cat. Ours was 2 generations from the wild, and ended up being too aggresive for our kids.

They are very cool. It would jump into the bathtub and swim with the kids.

Also terrorized them at night though.
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The Bengal breed of cat is a mix of the ALC (Asian Leopard Cat) and a domestic cat. Ours was 2 generations from the wild, and ended up being too aggresive for our kids.

They are very cool. It would jump into the bathtub and swim with the kids.

Also terrorized them at night though.
That's is just so funy. Our smallest/youngest cat (just like pic above) is like that eventhough the 20 pounder is the alpha dude, hell even my big dog submits to his will. The little one though is spoiled rotten and she knows how to manipulate everyone
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Yep. No mistaking it. You think to yourself, "Hey...that looks like a Bobcat."

The little ear tufts give them away.
Have you ever noticed how long their legs are? All out of proportion to a domestic cat. Tufted ears, stub tail, and walks on stilts. They're also very quiet, but have you ever heard one roar? It'll send chills down your spine. Most folks couldn't tell a bobcat roar from that of a mountain lion.

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That's is just so funy. Our smallest/youngest cat (just like pic above) is like that eventhough the 20 pounder is the alpha dude, hell even my big dog submits to his will. The little one though is spoiled rotten and she knows how to manipulate everyone
I can't tell you how many cat owners have given us a funny look when we tell them about giving away our Bengal. They all say, "Yeah...all cats are like that..."

My wife gets pissed because she felt guilty about giving away the family pet despite our three daughters insisting that we get rid of it. People don't understand what it was like. Imagine a 3, 5, and 7 year old begging you to give the cat away so we could get a "regular" cat.

They were afraid of the thing when it was 5 months old.

I kept saying no, it will calm down. Then it started going after me. I am not talking about playful nips on the ankle. It would leap on me in the middle of the night and sink it's teeth into my chest. At 5 months old.

I still cried when we gave it away, though.
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