Sunday, October 16, 2011

Feral Egyptian Mau in Kuwait

cat-on-rocks-2 by octal
cat-on-rocks-2, a photo by octal on Flickr.
Is this an Egyptian Mau stray cat at a Kuwaiti dock?

This cat looks very like the feral Egyptian Maus that you you in Egypt on the streets. There they are persecuted but in the USA they are selectively breed to look amazing.

This cat has a distinct wild cat appearance with the prominent spots and leg banding. It reminds me of the African wild cat actually. The cat is rangy, slender etc.

It seems to be quite plausible that there are domestic and feral cats in the Middle East that are descendants of the African wild cat.

One well known informal purebred wild cat hybrid is the Bahraini Dilmun.

Via Flickr:
Cat walking across rocks on kuwaiti marina

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