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coon cat,

name for a breed of large domestic catscat,
name applied broadly to the carnivorous mammals constituting the family Felidae, and specifically to the domestic cat, Felis catus. The great roaring cats, the lion, tiger, and leopard are anatomically very similar to one another and constitute the genus
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 (also called Maine cats), for the coatimundicoatimundi
or coati
, omnivore of North and South America related to the raccoon. The coatimundi has a long snout, an elongated body, and a long bushy tail banded with dark rings. The coat color varies from yellowish brown or reddish brown to black.
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, and for the cacomistlecacomistle
, small New World mammal, genus Bassaricus, related to the raccoon. There are two species, one found in Mexico and the SW United States, the other in Central America. The North American cacomistle, B.
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Encouraged by wife Catherine - who, along with two new Maine Coon cats, shares 18th Century Owl Cottage where he used to live with Toby Jug - Denis, who'd previously written only academic books, self-published his story in 2004 before it was picked up by a mainstream publisher, Constable, and reissued in 2009.
Tissue Doppler imaging in Maine Coon cats with a mutation of myosin binding protein C with or without hypertrophy.
Top right: Prize winning Maine Coon cat Tinie Tempah sits on display
Attendees will see pedigreed cats of many different breeds including: Abyssinians, American Bobtail, American Curl, American Shorthair, American Wirehair, Balinese, Birman, Bombay, British Shorthair, Burmese, Chartreux, Colorpoint Shorthair, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Egyptian Mau, European Burmese, Exotic, Havana Brown, Japanese Bobtail, Javanese, Korat, Laperm, Maine Coon Cat, Manx, Norweigian Forest Cat, Ocicat, Oriental, Persian, Ragdoll, Scottish Fold, Selkirk Rex, Siamese, Siberian, Singapura, Somali, Sphynx, Tonkinese, Turkish Angora, and Turkish Van.
Miranda James' FILE M FOR MURDER (9780425246184, $7.99) is set in Mississippi and tells of Charlie, a librarian with a rescued Maine coon cat who finds himself drawn into trouble when he returns to his hometown.
This Maine coon cat lives with Diana and Stewart Donaldson in Hawick, Roxburghshire.
But, while the real star is here next week, this Tinie is a prize-winning Maine Coon cat known more for his distinctive pointy ears than his singing.
9:58 a.m.: Worcester Street, missing Maine coon cat.
A LARGE Maine Coon cat sparked panic in St Osyth, Essex, last year when locals mistook it for a lion.
Daisy, a two-year-old American Main Coon cat, was found on a footpath close to Manchester Road yesterday.
1:43 p.m.: Evergreen Circle, lost male Maine coon cat with black collar.