Caracal catches wildcat and devours it

Caracal catches wildcat and devours it. Photo: Simon Smith Photography.

People ask whether caracals eat cats and the answer is yes. They kill any mammal of the right size and are very good at catching birds in flight as they take off. The African wildcat is considerably more athletic than the standard domestic cat but was still no match for the super-athletic caracal which is the world’s highest jumping cat in my view.