Do fishing cats sometimes prey on livestock?

Fishing cat

Do fishing cats sometimes prey on livestock? I cannot find a clean answer but my distinct impression is, yes, this powerful and stocky small to medium-size wildcat does occasionally prey on livestock. Certainly, there are records of the fishing cat killing chital fawns, and hens and ducks are not infrequently preyed upon. They are …

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Fishing Cat May Be on the Verge of Extinction in Indonesia

National Geographic tell us that extensive camera trap surveys in key fishing cat habitats have failed to produce one positive sighting of this medium-sized, water-loving wild cat species. They therefore believe that the fishing cat has been extirpated in Indonesia. This follows, they say, the extinction of the Bali Tiger in the 1930s and …

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The wild cat species who failed to become the domestic cat

The DNA of all domestic cats has no trace of any wild cat species other than the African wildcat (also Near Eastern wildcat and Arabian wildcat – felis silvestris lybica). However, 10,000 years ago, there were a number of other suitable wild cat candidates who could have become the ancestor of the modern-day domestic …

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Fishing Cat Description

The fishing cat was considered by early taxonomists to look like the Indian civet, a cat-like creature. For this reason the scientists named this cat, Prionailurus viverrinus, after the viverrid family of which the civet is a part. The fishing cat belongs to a group that all have similar markings particularly on and around …

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