CactusCat - [Fearsome Critter]
CactusCat - [Fearsome Critter]
CactusCat - [Fearsome Critter]
CactusCat - [Fearsome Critter]
CactusCat - [Fearsome Critter]

CactusCat - [Fearsome Critter]

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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 Creatures[1910]It also appears in Henry H Tryons fearsome critters[1939] & 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.



Sticker Art by @Samkalensky (yo thats me!) - Part of my Fearsome Critters & Cryptids Sticker Collection, weather resistant 4" Glossy sticker. Check my shop & follow @samkalensky for many more!