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Angel and Neptune Taken at Whf, Wednesday 31st Ocotober

Fishing cats have grey coats with black stripes on their face and the middle of their back, and black spots on the main body.
They have a mid lenght tail and proportionately small head to body size.
Webbed feet to aid swimming.
Fishing cats are one of only 4 cats that have non retractable claws.

Weight
Males 15-20kg
Females 10-15kg
Diet Fish, frogs, small mammals and birds are all on the menu!

Breeding
Fishing cats are fully mature at c18months. As they are from reasonably tropical habitats they are not particulary seasonal breeders.
Gestation is approximately 90 days. 1-4 kittens; dependant for approx. 9 months before beginning to find own food.
Longevity In the wild approx. 12 years; and approx. 15 in capativity.

Interesting Facts A fishing cat will pat the surface of water to draw fish to the surface; then either fish them out with a paw, or dive in and grab with their mouth.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:18-250mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:31 Oct 2012 - 5:00 PM
Focal Length:178mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Angel & Neptune, Fishing cats
Username:Misty56 Misty56
Uploaded:1 Nov 2012 - 2:24 PM
Tags:Captive, Cats, Fish, Pets / captive animals, Reeds. Uk, Strips, Water, Whf, Wild
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ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 9137 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 - 3:23 PM

Lovely capture at the end of our day at WHF - good to see you again.

Val

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 4:18 PM

Stunning photo Elaine (I think these were my favourities of the whole day) mind you they were all equally brillaint. Bob

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 4:49 PM

Wow I've never heard of Fishing cats but aren't they beautiful.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 9:09 PM

Lovely image and good timing Elaine
was good meeting you
Lillian

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 11:26 AM

Excellent image Elaine - I think these were among my favourite cats. A great shot showing them in their environment.
Ann

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