Île du Levant Wildcat or Lynx de la paille is a mystery cat of Western France. Wildcat like the other Mediterranean species, though somewhat l arger. Weight, 22 pounds or greater. Several times in 1958, Bernard Heuvelmans observed one attacking feral domestic cats.

Scientific nameEdit

Felis silvestris levantina, given in 1986 by Bernard Heuvelmans.

Possible explanationEdit

  • Large subspecies of African wild cat (Felis silvestris libyca), the probable ancestor of the domestic cat.

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