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 Post subject: Is my cat a bengal ?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:51 pm 
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11 ... ire-field/


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat a bengal ?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:02 pm 
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ha! Someone posted on one of our neighborhood group sites that they saw a "wild cat" roaming their street turned out to be their neighbor's Bengal! Where I live I wouldn't let my cats out (not only the risk of cars, but bobcats, and coyote) but apparently this neighbor who is a few blocks from me lets his Bengal out every day.

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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat a bengal ?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:36 am 
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Perhaps I should make clear for those not from the UK - you often get a "sighting" of a big cat in the UK, though there aren't any native wild cats at all.

Generally it is a mis-identification of a particularly large/fluffy moggie. There was a case a couple of years ago where the police had a helicopter searching and had brought in armed police to search the woods for a lion - it was found to be a big ginger maine coon. The owener watched the news with tthe scary big cat footage, looked at tiddles laid out on the rug in front of the fire then called the police.


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat a bengal ?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:44 am 
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Haha! Yes, in Uk no native wild cats apart from Scotland I think where there are a few small wild cats still?????? Not sure though. There are sometimes sightings of supposed escaped pumas from zoos etc. Just love the names they give them......like The Beast of Bodmin Moor :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat a bengal ?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:28 pm 
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I recall an article about a savannah which had escaped from the owner and "terrorized" the neighborhood. Unfortunately, it was shot and killed because people were so misinformed. There are male bengals that weigh 30 pounds. It's just sad -- so how do we train people? I swore Raiden was a bobcat when I first saw him as we had sightings in our neighborhood. The vast majority of people have never seen a bengal in person or even a savannah -- and a savannah is a very large cat.


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat a bengal ?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:23 pm 
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The chances of it getting shot/coming to harm in the UK are very slight - that would end a police marksman's career, likewise for any one with a ( rare ) firearms license - they are only permitted to shoot on a specific piece of ground and it is a criminal offence for the bullet to leave that ground. Shooting someone's pet cat would mean that they'd lose their licence.


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat a bengal ?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:17 pm 
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I don't even know if the veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow and posted the trophy on Facebook ever lost her license. If she didn't, I would make sure nobody took their cat to her for treatment.


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat a bengal ?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:20 pm 
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I actually recently saw a follow up on her Sherry and I believe she temporarily lost her license. Still disgusting to me that they would ever let her practice again after the way she flaunted the poor dead cat all over FaceBook :evil:

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