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Fixedwheelnut

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Tigers
« on: August 26, 2008, 01:19:24 am »
 Fifteen years ago a friend of ours worked with big cats in a Zoo and my Misses got to go in with them and as I finally have my scanner half working here are two pics.





 Despite me rubbing steak over her she still came out  ;D

 They are only cubs as well.
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Re: Tigers
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 09:45:46 am »
Great pics !

Cubs or not, I'd be worried if they got a bit playful :o

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Re: Tigers
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 07:17:17 pm »
  He said I could go in as well,  :hand: I hate normal cats let alone big fekkers ;)

 There was two keepers in there, once they are over a year old they stop going in with them, especially now as that was before the tragedy at another Zoo.
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Re: Tigers
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008, 08:30:21 am »
I'm always surprised by how much big cats can look and behave like normal domestic cats, only scaled up a bit!  In those photos, which are rather good, they do just look like very big moggies, and you just want to scratch them behind the ears!  I guess it's more about how little we have changed the average house cat, and that they aren't really all that much different from their larger, totally natural relatives.
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Re: Tigers
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2008, 08:44:55 am »

I'm always surprised by how much big cats can look and behave like normal domestic cats, only scaled up a bit!

I know a couple of house cats who will just sink their claws in a little, just test you with their teeth — nothing terribly vicious, but enough so you tell them quite quickly to stop.

Re: Tigers
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008, 08:47:05 am »

I'm always surprised by how much big cats can look and behave like normal domestic cats, only scaled up a bit!

I know a couple of house cats who will just sink their claws in a little, just test you with their teeth — nothing terribly vicious, but enough so you tell them quite quickly to stop.

Presumably Tigers, Lions, and other big cats do the same, only after a little scratch from them, you probably need hospitalisation. ;D
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Re: Tigers
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2008, 09:05:17 am »
If you spend too long looking at the teeth and claws of your average felis catus, you'll get scared.  They're a finely honed killing machine and if your average cat decided it wanted a chunk of you, you'd be toast.

Big cats terrify me.
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Re: Tigers
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008, 09:19:58 am »
Fantastic pics! I'd love to stroke a tiger.

I've got playful with semi-tame cheetahs in Botswana and that was amazing. Obviously they're not big enough to cause much damage to a healthy adult, but still a bit scarey. They did behave exactly like domestic cats though - they purred incredibly loudly!

Those tigs are huge considering they're only cubs!!
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