#BIGCAT SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: flat-headed cat part 2/3
The name “fishing #cat” actually fits the flat-headed cat better than it fits the actual fishing cat species! This is because the fishing cat only has partial webbing between their toes, while the flat-headed cat is semi-aquatic and has much more webbing. Flat-headed cats also boast teeth that face BACKWARDS! Their special backward-facing teeth help to keep the slippery prey (fish, frogs, and even crustaceans) from slipping out of their mouths. These two features make flat-headed cats the true holders of the “fishing cat” name. This unique species has more distinct features such a flat, elongated head, small ears, short tail, and unusually short legs compared to the length of its body.
Alongside those notably unconventional characteristics, the flat-headed cat has also a brownish-rust colored head and stocky, brown body, but their weight only ranges from 3.3-6lb! Their coat color, along with their distinct adaptations that aid them with catching their special prey, allow them to live near riverbanks and in the marshy, swampy forests of the Malay Peninsula and Indonesian islands #Borneo and #Sumatra.
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