Cactus Cat - (Latin name: “Cactifelinus Inebrius”)
• About this Critter:
Lumberjacks that yarned about their visits to Americas Southwest told of a near extinct creature that resembled a bobcat or a lion with prickly green fur like a cactus, roaming in Americas Deserts (particularly in abundance between Prescott and Tucson & old Mexico) - Said to be very Territorial with peculiar mating habits, sustaining itself & attracting mates by slashing cacti with its spurs and then getting “pickled” on cactus juice: it would then spend the nights yowling at your doorstep mewling to be let in. (Mines an example of a domesticated kitten.)
• History & earliest appearances: The earliest illustrated mention of the cactus cat is William T Cox's Fearsome CreaturesIt also appears in Henry H Tryons fearsome critters & other bestiaries. It seems to be a desert variant of the 'wampus cat' & other 'cryptid big cats' that where said to prowl America's nature.
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