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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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In 2010 there followed Paw Tracks at Owl Cottage, which charted the renovation of the home Denis re-bought with Catherine - years after moving out in the wake of Toby Jug's death - and introduced us to his new Main Coon cats.
Top right: Prize winning Maine Coon cat Tinie Tempah sits on display
This Maine coon cat lives with Diana and Stewart Donaldson in Hawick, Roxburghshire.
MARLEY, a pedigree Maine coon cat, is quite adept at using a mouse pad when he catches up with all the latest "mews" online.
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.
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.
Celebrated true-crime writer Ann Rule has her writing cat Fluffbutt Rule, and Hoag has her Maine coon cat Gryphon.
Evergreen Circle, lost male Maine coon cat with black collar.
With three shorthaired and five longhaired cats, Debbie Salerno, chairperson of the board for Maine Coon Cat Rescue in Hazlet, NJ, knows all about cat hair.
She was also a prolific reader who especially loved a good detective novel while sharing the company of her adored Maine Coon Cat, "Cassie".
He took great pleasure in raising a select breed of bantam chickens, and tending to his exotic fish; but most especially he enjoyed the companionship of his Maine Coon cat, Nick, who was with him throughout his illness.