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Wild Cat

Felis sylvestris

lt is larger than the domestic cat,  although it is often difficult to tell the two species apart. The wildcat can be distinguished from the domestic cat by its striped markings. lt is brown in colour with black stripes. The females are a lighter color  than the males. A subspecies (Felis silvestris cretensis) exists ίn Crete but was until 90’s considered extinct . It was discovered on Mount Psiloritis in 1996.

Foto: Chr. Karantzolas