This cat is medium-sized, reddish brown in colour with faint orange white spots and unique black tufts on its ear tips. To communicate these animals purr, tweet, growl and hiss when threatened. Should you be fortunate to spot one (they are nocturnal and extremely shy), you would do well to treat it with the same respect you would for its larger cousins since the caracal is a deadly predator and will attack if it feels cornered or threatened.

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