As the cliche goes, never judge a book by it’s cover because it’s content may be in stark contrast with what you first perceive.
This saying can be applied to the adorable species of feline found in Africa. It called the black-legged cat (Felis nigripes) which is found predominantly in South Africa and it is one of the world’s best hunters. It is dubbed the world’s “deadliest cat”
Males can grow to reach a length of 36.7 to 43.3 cm (14.4 to 17.0 in) whereas females are smaller in size with a maximum length of 36.9 cm (14.5 in). Since these cats are relatively small in size, they hunt and consume smaller prey such as rodents and small birds. They have incredible stamina as they can travel up to 20 miles in search for their prey.
BBC’s “Big Cats” managed to capture footage of these incredible cats and you can watch the video below.
At first glance they look like ordinary house cats
The truth is…
This unassuming cat is the world’s deadliest feline
A mother cat known as Gyra was able to walk 20 miles at night in search of prey
Even though this cat is one of the smallest species found in Africa, they are known for being excellent hunters
Approximately 60% of their hunts are successful which is the highest hit rate of any wild cat
The hunting style of this cat has made it one of the best predators in the world
Who knew this adorable fur ball was actually a deadly hunter