A cat-fox species discovered in Asco forests of Corsica.

 

A new species called ‘ghjattu volpe’ by locals has been discovered on the Mediterranean island in Asco forests of Corsica.

The cat fox or fox cat as it is known is much bigger than a normal house cat with a black-tipped ringtail with either two or four rings. Its ears are wide, short whiskers and razor-sharp teeth. It measures a metre long from its head to the tail and it has stripes on its front legs. Shepherds claim that the feline would attack sheep and goats during dark hours.

According to CNN, “many wildlife rangers from France’s National Hunting and Wildlife Office have located 16 of the golden striped creatures in remote areas of the French island”.