What is this cat? Prob purebred. Seen in my village!

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Well, I don't think the cost of the cat would be a factor in my decision whether to let it out...
I don't feel comfortable having any cat roam freely, but that's just me and my level of risk tolerance.
The Bengal that lives in my neighborhood wears a collar with tags, and is an indoor-outdoor neutered cat.
 

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Well, I don't think the cost of the cat would be a factor in my decision whether to let it out...
I don't feel comfortable having any cat roam freely, but that's just me and my level of risk tolerance.
The Bengal that lives in my neighborhood wears a collar with tags, and is an indoor-outdoor neutered cat.
I agree 100 % when I was 15 years old my cat friskee came home with her throat torn open by a racoon. I never let my cat out anymore. I'm 64 now.
 
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i couldnt let any cat of mine run loose seen to many dead on the roads or get snatched by coyotes unless i had the space to build a zoo sized enclosure in my yard
Yeah. We too have our residents as inside only. Even if we dont have coyotes here, and the traffic is low here. But several of our neighbours had lost cats to the railway nearby. Even the cat whom WAS very cautious and run home at once when she heard the train coming... Apparently, that once she didnt hear the train... Focused on hunting mice??
 

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Yeah. We too have our residents as inside only. Even if we dont have coyotes here, and the traffic is low here. But several of our neighbours had lost cats to the railway nearby. Even the cat whom WAS very cautious and run home at once when she heard the train coming... Apparently, that once she didnt hear the train... Focused on hunting mice??
not mice hockey pucks :lol:
 

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Thats a Bengal for sure and very nicely patterned..it would be a much too expensive cat to be roaming around like that..
Must have escaped...is anyone trying to catch it?? There are only a very few breeders near you Stefan..maybe call them up and they might recognise the cat and know its owner.
 
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Thats a Bengal for sure and very nicely patterned..it would be a much too expensive cat to be roaming around like that..
Must have escaped...is anyone trying to catch it?? There are only a very few breeders near you Stefan..maybe call them up and they might recognise the cat and know its owner.
The riddle is solved. Other neighbours recognized it, knew she is a bengal, and yes, the cat lives nearby the photo place, and is allowed to stroll out sometimes. I presume she is spayed.

If she is purebred bengal or halfbengal I dont know, as natural children tends to inherit the pattern even if it detoriates with generations going. Very probably halfbengal: whom is letting out a cat bought for 1500 dollars?
 

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There's quite a few Bengal and Savannah owners that let their cats roam, some because it's the norm for their area/culture, some because they like the idea of a "wild" cat freely running and hunting and others that can't handle the cats otherwise due spraying/yowling/escaping behavior so it's easier to simply let them loose. I would be a nervous wreck with my cats out loose unsupervised. We lost an indoor outdoor cat and had another badly injured when I was a child and it was traumatizing to me.
 

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If she is purebred bengal or halfbengal I dont know, as natural children tends to inherit the pattern even if it detoriates with generations going. Very probably halfbengal: whom is letting out a cat bought for 1500 dollars?
My best guess in this cat's case would actually lean more towards purebred Bengal, because of the clarity of the pattern (absence of visible ticking in the ground color) and the warm color tones. Cats that are half Bengal often inherit some rosetting, but tend to have more of the grayish color tones and background ticking that are typical of domestic cats.

You might be surprised at how many people buy expensive pedigreed cats and then let them roam freely outdoors, especially people who are attracted to a breed because they feel it is "wild" (such as a Bengal) or "natural" (such as a Maine Coon). I often have people contacting me about kittens who have had a previous pedigreed cat that was hit by a car, attacked by a hawk, etc... this doesn't make me eager to sell them a kitten!
 

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My best guess in this cat's case would actually lean more towards purebred Bengal, because of the clarity of the pattern (absence of visible ticking in the ground color) and the warm color tones. Cats that are half Bengal often inherit some rosetting, but tend to have more of the grayish color tones and background ticking that are typical of domestic cats.

You might be surprised at how many people buy expensive pedigreed cats and then let them roam freely outdoors, especially people who are attracted to a breed because they feel it is "wild" (such as a Bengal) or "natural" (such as a Maine Coon). I often have people contacting me about kittens who have had a previous pedigreed cat that was hit by a car, attacked by a hawk, etc... this doesn't make me eager to sell them a kitten!
I’ve seen people complaining about their Maine Coon bringing them dead animals on a near daily basis, and asking how to train it out of them as their borderline abusive methods hadn’t worked. I swear, some people don’t deserve to be pet owners.
 
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