Monday, 11 April 2016

Five Interesting Facts About Maine Coon Cats



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As cat lovers or even mere cat observers, we all know about the Maine Coon. Big, beautiful, and well, that’s about it. Or is it? While we can’t tell you the origins and date of birth of the species (what feline or female wants anyone to know that anyway? here are five Interesting facts about this most intriguing of felines.

Five Interesting Facts About Maine Coon Cats

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Five Interesting Facts About Maine Coon Cats

How did the Maine Coon come to have its name? Several tales are floating about regarding the derivation of the name. One stems from a legend of a domestic cat released outside (released or escaped is what I still am wondering...) and this feline interbred with a raccoon. The result was the Maine Coon. This tall tale was initiated because of the Maine Coon characteristics resemble that of a raccoon. This is biologically impossible; however, with the Coon's luxuriant tail and the fact that brown tabby is the most common of their colorations, a myth was born. Another tall tale is that the Maine Coon received its name from a ship's captain. Captain Coon was responsible for this domestic cat reaching our New England shores.

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