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#251 jkaris

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 03:52 PM

Wow! Labor of love!

 

The amount of time and effort you put into this thread is insane.

 

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Posted 26 April 2020 - 12:51 AM

MUSTELIDAE FAMILY (Order- Carnivora):
-Mustelids are a group of small animals from the Order Carnivora, but is the most diverse of them, and has the most overall species. They cover everything from Arctic creatures (ermines), burrowers (badgers), arboreal hunters (martens), and even the waterways (the aquatic Otters), and vary greatly in size and shape (most are long and narrow, while Badgers & Wolverines are squat; the tiniest is the Least Weasel, which is barely larger than a mouse, while others can weigh 100 lbs.). Famous for their totally nifty fur (a reason the Ermine, Mink, Sable and others are farmed and skinned regularly), others are known for the particularly pungent odours they're capable of producing (though all but the Sea Otter have anal scent-glands for this purpose). It also contains some famous aggressive predators, and even the small, weedy Weasels are actually terrifying- think, they can kill RABBITS, despite being a tenth their size. These may actually be pound-for-pound the most hardcore group of animals on the face of the Earth!
 
-Many Mustelids are among the most-endangered creatures on the planet- the Black-Footed Ferret and the European Mink are in critical trouble- the Sea Mink went extinct so long ago that we've now no clue what it looked like, or what its habits were. Only the Ferret has been domesticated to any large degree, though Fur Farms are common for the softest-furred ones. Particularly-clueless environmental activists have released hundreds of Mustelids into the wild... not realizing that they are some of the most-effective rabbit hunters in existence. Local endangered Rabbit populations were presumably not impressed.
 

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-Badgers are a tiny step down from Wolverines, being a few pounds smaller, and more ground-dwelling. They're still tough as nails, though, and no animal in their right mind would screw with one. When enraged, there are few things scarier or more bitey. It's very much a scaled-back Wolverine that packs some Burrowing onto it- not enough to travel THAT far (1,800 feet in an hour doesn't sound like much, but YOU try digging that fast). The American, European & Honey Badgers are all similar in size and appearance (despite not actually being THAT closely-related), but the Honey Badger is now the most-infamous, owing to the popular YouTube video featuring a Honey Badger walking around, being bitten by cobras, killing them, then passing out, only to awaken and then EAT THE SNAKES, because of its inability to care.
 
-Honey Badgers are infamous throughout Africa for being tenacious, vicious attackers. Very territorial, they will attack Cape Buffalo who come into their range, not stopping until the animal has been driven off. They also practice "Surplus Killing", meaning that a single badger invading a chicken coop will often kill three-dozen animals. No living animal screws with them- their tireless nature in combat can lead them to drive off even LIONS, who know better than to risk injury dealing with the little buggers. The idea of a 29-lb. creature driving off a 400-lb. giant cat is pretty hilarious, but makes sense- Crazy beats Big any day.
 

 

 

 

 



Wow! Labor of love!

 

The amount of time and effort you put into this thread is insane.

 

Thank you!

Thanks! It was a lot of fun to write! I should have some more animal notes shortly!


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#253 Rubberhammer

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Posted 26 April 2020 - 08:02 AM

I used to trap mink with my father as a young child, and once had a badger attempt to fight my pickup.
I also find it funny that most people do not realize that skunks are mustelids as well. They will kill a housecat given the opportunity(most cats will avoid them based off smell alone)and are a lot tougher than most people give them credit for.
One of my favorite groups of animals,based solely on how mean they are. We have mink, badgers, skunks, and otters here where I live, and the reputation is not without merit.

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Posted 11 May 2020 - 03:01 PM

So here's some random Mustelids, with some pictures!
 
Nearly every member of the Weasel family is considered in a negative light, going right into the English language itself. A "weasely" person is cowardly and shifty- untrustworthy, and a "polecat" is a promiscuous woman. We "ferret" out the enemy, "badger" people to annoyance, and "skunk" out on the bill. The Japanese thought of them as yokai who, if they survived for 100 years, upgraded to even more powerful forms. This is largely because the animals are both extremely troublesome pests (easily killing chickens and other small domestic animals) and very difficult to catch, as well as having "underhanded" attack methods involving sneaking about and grappling larger prey with precision bites. Never mind the numbers of them that can spray you.
 

EGYPTIAN WEASEL: So similar to the Least Weasel that it was only listed as a separate species in 1992. Omnivorous enough to have 50% of its diet be plant matter.
LONG-TAILED WEASEL: North American weasel, varying in size across its range from 14-22 inches. Turns white in winter.
COLOMBIAN WEASEL: Very rare weasel known only from a few scattered specimens. Though to inhabit the rainforests of northern South America.
AMAZON WEASEL: The largest South American weasel.
MOUNTAIN WEASEL: Lives in the mountains of Asia. 
 
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YELLOW-BELLIED WEASEL: Chinese species with a distinct, yellow-colored underbelly. About 10 inches long.
JAPANESE WEASEL: Among the few mammalian predators left in Japan.
INDONESIAN MOUNTAIN WEASEL: These live on Java & Sumatra at high elevations, and are about 12 inches long.
MALAYAN WEASEL: These 12-14 inch Weasels live in the Thai/Malayan area in a wide swath across the islands.
SIBERIAN WEASEL: A medium-sized (11-15 inch) Weasel native to Asia. Their fur is often used for calligraphy pens.
 
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BACK-STRIPED WEASEL: A 12-14 inch Asian Weasel.
 
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BLACK-FOOTED FERRET: These animals are incredibly rare, and were once extinct in the wild owing to falling Prairie Dog populations and a plague- they are considered a success story of bringing captive creatures back to the wild. There now exist a thousand or so repatriated populations. They are quite similar to the Polecat & Mink in size and shape, just having more distinctive color separations on their fur.
 
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FERRET-BADGER: Small, 3-7 lb. mustelids with five species: Bornean, Chinese, Javan, Vietnam & Burmese Ferret-Badgers. All but the Bornean (which is Endangered) are relatively-common, and live typical mustelid lifestyles, eating a variety of things. They pretty much all look like Ferrets, to me- long and slender, with triangular heads.
 
PATAGONIAN WEASEL: Small, 12-14 inch mustelids from western South America. More closely related to Grisons and African Polecats.
STRIPED POLECAT: Also called the "Zorilla", these long, striped mustelids hail from Africa. About 28 inches long and 2-3 lbs., they're standard-issue small mustelids. Aggressive and territorial, they will spray through their anal glands.
 
SAHARAN STRIPED POLECAT: These Polecats are white with brown stripes down their sides. These mostly eat eggs, small birds & mammals, and lizards. 
 
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AFRICAN STRIPED WEASEL: Looks exactly like a weasel with skunk colors. One of the smallest mammalian carnivores in Africa, about 11-13 inches long.
 
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MARBLED POLECAT: Named for it's distinct black-spotted brown back, these live across Eurasia.
 
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LESSER GRISON: Living further south than the much larger Greater Grisons, these max out around 5 lbs. Some have been tamed to hunt wild Chinchillas.
 
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HOG BADGER: The long-nosed Hog Badger gets its name from the broad, flat end of its snout. Hailing from China, it's about as big as the other Badgers (15-31 lbs.)
 

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GREATER GRISON: The large Grisons are part of the family Ichtonychinae, a mustelid type found across Europe & Africa. Bigger and stronger than weasels, they are robust and can live in various habitats, from high elevations to semi-aquatic ones.
 

 


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#255 Jabroniville

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 02:01 AM

SKUNKS:

There are a variety of Skunks beyond the "striped" variety shown in the Battle Beasts- many of which would make great figures in their own right.

 

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HUMBOLDT'S HOG-NOSED SKUNK: A South American Skunk that weighs about 8 lbs. They have long, bare noses that help them ferret out insect prey.

 

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MOLINA'S HOG-NOSED SKUNK: A South American Skunk with an immunity to Pit Viper venom.

 

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STRIPED HOG-NOSED SKUNK: A Central & South American Skunk.

 

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HOODED SKUNK: Hailing from Mexico & Central America, these have a very wide, white back. They're a bit smaller than Striped Skunks.

 

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STINK BADGER: The Sunda & Palawan Stink Badgers are closely related to Skunks, and look sorta like shrews with white stripes on their backs- they have really pronounced, pointy snouts. They both hail from the Malaysian Peninsula, and are about 3-8 lbs.

 

 

 

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Spotted Skunks are actually my favorite overall- these little white streaky-spots are really cool, and I think they're cute as hell. Why aren't these more famous? 


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 11:26 PM

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-Many Otters are no smaller than all but the tiniest Weasels. Most are largely-unknown and rarely seen.
 
Tiny Otters:
SMOOTH-COATED OTTER: A South Asian species weighing 7-11 lbs. Related to the Asian Small-Clawed Otter.
 
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HAIRY-NOSED OTTER: This is one of the least-known and most-endangered Otters, found scattered across Southeast Asia (mostly Indonesia). They're about 11-18 lbs., and eat mostly fish, water snakes and crabs. Their name comes from the fact that they don't have the "button nose" common to most of Carnivora- their noses just look like the rest of them, covered in fur.
 
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ASIAN SMALL-CLAWED OTTER: The smallest Otters, these weigh only 6-7 lbs. and are usually less than two feet long!
 
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SPOTTED-NECKED OTTER: A central African Otter weighing 6-14 lbs., they're named for white blotches on their chest and throat.
 
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MARINE OTTER: This rare and largely-unknown Otter lives along the most western edge of South America, living in oceanic habitats. It's one of the smallest Otters, and is the smallest marine mammal in the world, weighing only 6-11 lbs. They apparently live in small groups, as they're typicaly only seen in groups of three.
 

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-Probably the best-understood Otter is an 11-30 lb. River Otter that lives across much of North America. They typically live 8-9 years in the wild, but regularly make it past 20 in captivity. Despite being so small, they have killed Beavers and hibernating Alligator Snapping Turtles, but this is rare. They were once MUCH more common (found in every major drainage area in North America), but are still very common (so common it's literally called the "Common Otter").
 
Other Small Otters:
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EURASIAN OTTER: An extremely-widespread, but Near-Threatened species, the Eurasian Otter is 15-37 lbs.
 
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NEOTROPICAL OTTER: These River Otters are from Central & South America, and are about 11-33 lbs.
 
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SOUTHER RIVER OTTER: Hailing from the very southern tip of South America, these River Otters also inhabit marine environments. They're about 11-22 lbs. Vigorously hunted for their pelts, they live in only seven isolated environments across Argentina & Chile.

 

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-The Sea Otter is an endangered marine Otter nearly as large as the Giant, benig about 30-99 lbs. They forage the ocean floor, and are a major keystone species that controls sea urchin populations. Extensive fur-hunting (they have the thickest fur of any mammal) led to only 1-2,000 animals existing, but they've bounced back a bit, and formerly lived all along the western edge of North America and far eastern Asia. Sea Otters keep well in zoos & aquariums, and so are commonly seen. They are unique among mustelids for not having anal scent glands, nor living in dens- they are completely aquatic. Like Giant Otters, they use rocks as tools for breaking open shells. The famous "Otters Holding Hands" video was of a pair of Sea Otters at the Vancouver Aquarium: https://www.youtube....?v=epUk3T2Kfno.
 
-Statistically, a Sea Otter is almost the same as a Giant Otter- it's fatter and heavier, but not as long.
 
Other Large Otters:
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AFRICAN CLAWLESS OTTER: The second-largest freshwater Otter (weighing 26-80 lbs.), they lack claws and have partly webbed feet. Their greatest threats are crocodiles, fish eagles and pythons.

 

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-Otters are the only Mustelids to escape a villainous reputation entirely- they're largely-seen as adorable, friendly forest critters. There are a handful of types, with the Giant Otter, a South American Mustelid, being the largest (around 71 lbs.). Otters are actually worldwide, existing on all major continents save Australia & Antarctica- proof that the world was once linked together. They all resemble each other greatly, with other varieties merely being smaller- the North American & European River Otters are around 20 lbs. maximum, and an African variety being around 35 lbs. The smallest is the Oriental Small-Clawed Otter (11 lbs.), while the Sea Otter is almost as big as the Giant Otter, but is quite Endangered (it lives in a small area between Asia & North America).
 
-Otters are the only animals other than Primates known to regularly-use tools to feed. They are known to use rocks and other tools to crack open hard Crustacean shells. Otters are quick and spritely, able to avoid predators and catch small, fast-moving fish.
 

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 07:11 PM

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 09:12 PM

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Small Cats:
ASIAN GOLDEN CAT: These pretty-looking 20-35 lb. cats live in Southeast Asia. They can and will kill prey much larger than themselves, such as Water Buffalo calves.
AFRICAN GOLDEN CAT: These cats are often spotted, and are closely related to the Serval & Caracal. They eat small birds and mammals, including Tree Hyrax. They're about 12-35 lbs.
BAY CAT: These are slender, short-eared, endangered cats from Borneo. Very little is known about them, but they're suspected to be about 6-9 lbs. They are forest-dependent in one of the most rapidly-deforested places on Earth, which is why they're so endangered.
 
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BLACK-FOOTED CAT: The smallest cat in Africa, these are only 3-5 lbs. on average! They live in arid steppes & savannahs in the southern part of Africa, and probably split off from the Felidae line second, after the Jungle Cat. Named for its black foot-pads.
JUNGLE CAT: Pan-Asian cat that also lives in bits of Africa- the breed that split off from the lineage first. They are very sandy/reddish-brown, and weigh about 4-35 lbs.
CHINESE MOUNTAIN CAT: A very fuzzy, bushy-tailed Chinese cat, very rare and known only from six zoo specimens and a few skins until about 2007. They weigh about 14-20 lbs.
 
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SAND CAT: These tiny 3-7 lb. cats live across arid and desert regions across Africa and the Middle East. They are very susceptible to respiratory infections in more temperate, damp regions, and so have to be kept carefully in zoos.
 
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LEOPARD CAT: These spotted cats have been bred with domestic breeds to create the Bengal Cat. They are more slender, longer-legged, and a bit wilder than domestics, and live throughout Southeast Asia. They vary a lot in size, weighing from 1-20 lbs.
SUNDA LEOPARD CAT: A Javan cat a bit distinct from the standard Leopard Cat.
 
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FLAT-HEADED CAT: An adorbz, tiny wildcat native to the Malaysian Peninsula, these are highly Endangered (only 2,500 mature adults remain). They're named for the "extreme depression" of their skull- they have strong jaws and long, sharp teeth, ideally used for capturing fish. They're about 3-6 lbs.
 
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RUSTY-SPOTTED CAT: These brownish, tabby-colored cats hail from India & Sri Lanka- at only 2-3.5 lbs., they are Asia's smallest wild cat, and rival the Black-Footed Cat for the title of world's smallest.
 
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MARBLED CAT: These cats have really beautiful rosettes, resembling the Clouded Leopard's. They hail from the Himalayas, living at high altitudes, and are about 4-11 lbs.
 
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Called "The original Grumpy Cat" for a reason.
 
PALLAS'S CAT: These hilariously grumpy-looking cats hail from western Asia, and have low, flat heads and wild, grizzled fur- it's a comedic look, overall. 5-9 lbs., they hunt mostly small mammals.
FISHING CAT: These grey-ish cats are from South Asia, and are medium-sized- 11-35 lbs. They have webbed feet and very little exposed claw, making them ideal for aquatic hunting.
 
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ONCILLA: Resembling the Margay & Ocelot, the Oncilla is a small (3-7 lb.) cat with numerous rosettes that lives in South America. It's also called the Tiger Cat & Tigrillo.
SOUTHERN TIGER CAT (Tigrina): Looking like the Oncilla, but slightly darker, this lives on the eastern part of South America. Often interbreeds with the Geoffroy's Cat.
ANDEAN MOUNTAIN CAT: Very floofy (to use the scientific term) gray cat from the Andean mountains in South America. They max out at around 12 lbs.
 
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KODKOD: The fuzzy, spotted, distinctively-named Kodkod hails from Chile, and is the smallest cat of the Americas, weighing about 4-5 lbs.
GEOFFROY'S CAT: About as big as a domestic cat (4-11 lbs.), they have dark spots. Unlike most of these, it is very common and thriving. They were named for a French zoologist.
 
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PAMPAS CAT: Looking like a very grizzled housecat, the Pampas Cat lives throughout South America.
 

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-Among the more odd and unusual-looking cats, the obscure Jaguarundi is a small South American wildcat, looking slender and elongated like a member of the Weasel family. Also unusually, they are more active by day, hunting small animals on the ground in a variety of habitats, including scrub, rainforest, desert and savanna. Twice as large as a housecat, they max out around 15 lbs., and are most closely related to Cougars & Cheetahs.

 

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-Margays greatly resemble the larger Ocelots, and are 4-8 lb. micro-predators from South America. Unusually, they are capable of turning their paws around, making them one of the few cat species skilled at climbing upside-down (curved claws are generally bad at this). A Margay has been observed mimicking the calls of Tamarins to enable better hunting- highly rare behavior in cats.
 

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-The Ocelot is a small wildcat from South America & Mexico- their amazing coat makes them among the coolest-looking of all animals. The largest thing they can kill is small deer and Anteaters, though. They are easily mistaken for Margays & Oncillas, but are much larger. They are solitary and crepuscular creatures, and may fight to the death to defend their territories. They are often stereotyped as pets for peculiar rich folks, as Salvador Dali had a pet ocelot named Babou (for which the ocelot in Archer is named)- they are extremely active and demanding of their owners' attention by comparison to other cats, and can be quite destructive. Despite that, they're among the most adorbz things ever, especially as babies: https://www.youtube....?v=EEorZqv7eZw. When my sister and I went to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, she freaked out over the face of the one ocelot on exhibit.
 
-Ocelots are the mid-pointed between the other Wildcats and larger animals like Lynxes and Cheetahs. As such, they're PL 4.

 


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Posted 02 October 2020 - 08:55 PM

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-Servals are closely-related to Caracals, and occupy Africa as well, but are spotted cats with extremely long legs relative to their bodies. Like Caracals, they are fairly common and wide-ranging, and mostly hunt small rodents, which their long legs help them attack, as they loom over long grasses. They have partially been "domesticated" via breeding with Domestic Cats, creating the giant-sized, vicious, semi-wild Savannah Cat breed.

 

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-Distantly-related to the African Golden Cat & Serval, the Caracal is a desert predator. Its stats do not differ greatly from the Lynx- it simply switches out Arctic Adaptations for Desert ones. Their size and stealth make them one of VERY few predators still largely within its range from hundreds of years ago, and is generally allowed to be hunted with no restrictions! Given the fates of most of the cats in Africa, Europe and Asia, that's a big feat.
 

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BOBCAT: North America's smallest Lynx, the Bobcat is about twice as large as a domestic cat. They have very spotted coats in grey or brown, and like most Lynx, hunt rabbits above all else. They likely evolved from European Lynx arriving from the Bering Straight Land Bridge 20,000 years ago- a second population formed the Canada Lynx.
 
IBERIAN LYNX: A small Endangered Lynx known only to small parts of Spain. Only 326 individuals remain, up from 100 only two decades ago. Yellowish or tawny, they're about 15-22 lbs. They mostly eat rabbits, but also chast Deer fawns.
 
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CANADA LYNX: Arriving in North America millennia after the Bobcat, the Canada Lynx is an 11-37 lb. hunter. They almost exclusively hunt and kill the snowshoe hare, which makes up 97% of the diet of some specimens.

 

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-Lynx are a good example of low-level Wild Cats that still have a bit of size to them- they share stats with most of the "mid-size" brethren at PL 5, making them the rough equal of the slightly-larger Wolves (who often break 100 pounds- these cats never do), leaning heavily towards accuracy rather than power. They strike like lightning, hitting from secret locations, and attack with extremely sharp claws before applying a final, lethal bite. The only thing keeping them from higher PLs and greater levels of power is their small size- 50 pounds is generally not enough to threaten a full-size human, though it's more than enough to cause a lot of damage. Despite their size, they can do +2 damage with their claws- a College buddy of mine had a braclet made from the smaller Bobcat's claws in his backpack one day, and I accidentally grabbed hold of it while searching for a schoolbook- hurt like a britch.
 
-The Eurasian Lynx is the only Lynx species that prefer ungulate prey, usually deer and the like- their smaller relatives are rabbit-specialized hunters.

 

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-Cheetahs are famously the fastest land animal on Earth, able to hit speeds of 62 mph from a starting position, accelerating faster than a RACE CAR in the process! Their slender, wide-chested bodies are idealized for huge speeds, but their stamina is crap- prey nearly always escapes if it can run for more than 10-20 seconds. Its record-breaking speed makes it famous the world over regardless of it's weaknesses (it can't effectively hunt anything larger than the small antelopes- even a Wildebeest could cripple one), and they've been used by nobles for years to aid in hunts, similar to a Greyhound. A peculiar adaptation is to keep their heads perfectly steady when running- when viewed from the front, this creates an unnatural-looking effect, where the animal's head is stationary while the body moves rapidly around it.
 
-Cheetahs also have to be on the lookout for other predators- as Hyenas, Leopards & Lions can easily overpower them, they are often left vulnerable when exhausted from the chase- many a kill is taken by a larger animal. Their comparative weakness has led to some clever workarounds- it is now very common for groups of brothers to team up against larger prey. One incident that's popular on animal shows featured a trio of brothers making a light chase of an Ostrich- since a fully-grown male Ostrich has nothing to fear from a single Cheetah, it just casually jogged in front of one Cheetah, all "whatever". But then it realized its mistake, as it noticed the other two brothers closing in- in a panic, it was like "CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP" and revved up... but once you've given Cheetahs a slow start, you're done for- he was taken down by all three and slowly strangled to death.

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