A second filial (F2) Savannah Cat whose name was “Trouble” was, at November 2011, the Guinness World Records tallest domestic cat at 19 inches to the shoulder. This made him a fraction taller than the famous “Magic“, a female first filial (F1) Savannah cat who is 17.1 inches to the shoulder. Magic is still alive and as far as I am aware still the world’s tallest domestic cat. She lives in California.
Trouble escaped his home at the age of about four years and was tragically killed. I wrote about it on September 13, 2012.
The picture below is therefore of some interest. I bumped into it on my travels across the Internet. You can see that it was taken on a farm where I presume Trouble’s owner lived and probably still lives. His owner/caretaker/guardian was Debbie Maraspini.
You can see in the photograph how majestic Trouble was. It is nice to see his size in comparison to the size of a human being who I presume is Debbie. The other photographs that I have do not show this comparison so it is difficult to get a feel for the true size of this magnificent domestic cat who was tragically killed at such a young age.
The following two links provide a little bit more information about this cat and were written at the height of his fame. His name was prophetic. High filial Savannah cats can be a handful so in some ways his escape from his home (off his leash) is unsurprising.