When you think about the deadliest creatures in the animal kingdom, I venture to guess that you think that the domestic cat is somewhere pretty low on the food chain and pythons, lions, tigers, bears, crocs, and the like are pretty high up there. But, these assumptions are all based on appearance alone. And as we all know, appearances can be deceptive.
Now, what if you were to shift your definition of 'deadly' and think about it in terms of which animal has the highest percentage of successful kill rate? Some folks over at the BBC decided to do just that and let me tell you, the results were nothing if not surprising. As it turns out, the world's deadliest cat is an adorable, feline known as GYRA. So what makes her so special?
- She weighs five lbs
- She can walk 20 miles in one night in search of prey
- She has a 60% successful kill rate
- She lives in Africa surrounded by far more notorious killers
Put these qualities together and you have a deadly killer hiding in the body of an absolutely adorable kitty. Who says small can't be tough? Next time you meet a new critter, think before you judge a book by its cover.
Til' next time,