Body size comparison

Cougar/Puma/Mountain Lion;

Muscular back end. Long curved thick, rope-like tail. Smallish head. Rounded ears (Can appear pointed.) Colour; Grey through to russet red. Never been a Black or melanistic puma recorded.


Muscular lean body. Long tail that curls at the end. Square jaw line. Long whiskers. Rounded ears. Colour; Spotted or Black.

Eurasian Lynx

Colour Grey to reddish brown with dark spots and a White under-belly. Pointed ears with long tufts. Short tail with a black tip.

Domestic Cat

Many varieties and colours. Generally has a square shaped body mass. A rounded face with pointed ears. Straight tail, with curl or kink at the end.

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