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Scottish Wild Cat

A Capable hunter, the wild cat hunts rabbit, mice etc at dawn or dusk but you are most likely to see the remains of fur or feathers, a sign that the predatory wildcat has been near. Wildcats are territorial, and except at mating, they are solitary.

The Scottish Wild Cat is not to say the least quite rare, you may see a hybrid wild cat but due to its interbreeding with ferral and domestic cats, today the pure wildcat species is only a few hundred.

To distinguish the difference, the pure Scottish wildcat has a bushy, blunt tipped tail, whereas domestic cats have a slender tapering tail. They are also bigger than the domestic cat.

Wildcats are very timid and avoid contact with humans at all costs. One wildcat will have a terrain ranging over about 3 square kilometres.