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disneymamom February 08, 2014
nice write up Brain. nice photo! thank you for sharing..Cheryl
 
shellandshilo February 15, 2014
Oh cool just so lovely to hear humans and animals living peacefully together the way it should be and thank you for taking the time to give us loads of amazing info on your photos all of them are gorgeous
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UnkleFrank February 16, 2014
Excellent capture. Great colors and clarity. Nicely done. Thanks for the history on these beauties.
 
animals February 22, 2014
BEAUTIFUL/SO BEAUTIFUL

African Wildcat - Felis Silvestris Cafra © Brian Basson Photography 2014

The Wildcat Felis silvestris ranges over Africa, Europe and central Asia to India, China and Mongolia. It is the most common and widely distributed wild cat spe...
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The Wildcat Felis silvestris ranges over Africa, Europe and central Asia to India, China and Mongolia. It is the most common and widely distributed wild cat species in the world. Their size, coat colour and pattern vary from continent to continent. Cats in drier areas tend to be pale or tawney with faint markings while those from humid areas tend to be darker and more heavily spotted or banded.

All domestic cats are descendants of a group of Wildcats from 9,000 – 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent of Western Asia. This area is believed to be the origin of agriculture, when nomadic tribes first began to settle and grow crops. The grain was stored in granaries that attracted rodents, which in turn attracted Wildcats. With no further need to forage widely for food, the cats and humans began an alliance that is still in place today.
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