Felis silvestris cretensis

The mysterious wildcat Crete (ed. Felis silvestris cretensis) or fourogatos endemic subspecies of the African wild cat is the only species of felines encountered in Greece. The body of fourogatou is larger than the common cats, and the male reaches 50cm in length and the tail 30cm. The tail is closer to the base and the edge bushier. It feeds on rabbits, birds, insects and rodents, while living in rocky areas and secluded forest at an altitude of 900-1200m. Finally begets 4-7 microns, 1-2 times a year. In our region is found only in Samaria. Occurs rarely and until 1996 where through traps photographed considered 'ghost'.

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