Shepherds in Corsica (Italy) thought for a long time that a wild and unusual monster roamed the area. The creature in question was a hybrid of a cat and a fox. It was one meter long and had deadly fangs, according to them, and it had attacked their goats overnight. It’s one of Corsica’s most popular urban legends, yet despite fabricated proof, nothing significant could be found to prove the cat-reality. fox’s
At least, not up until recently. The fabled cat was recently captured by ONCFS scientists, and it does appear to be a cat-fox combination. That is, however, the only component of the story that has shown to be genuine.
The animal is known as the ghjattu volpe (cat-fox in English), and it resembles a household cat more than a fox. It is, however, significantly larger and has much longer teeth than an ordinary cat. Its wiskers are short and its ears are large. The tail is very unique, with four rings and a lovely black tip.
The National Hunting and Wildlife Office’s Pierre Bendetti is ecstatic about the discovery. Because of its nocturnal habits, he believes it’s a new feline species that hasn’t been identified before.
Don’t worry, the animal was apprehended without violence. According to current estimations, Corsica has just 16 of these cats. Scientists believe that in a few years, the new breed will be recognized and protected, and we share their optimism.