So, if you have a few minutes, the BBC has a 16-question quiz designed to see if you can tell house cats from wildcats by their appearance. Greg Mayer, who found this, called it to my attention and then boasted:
I got 15 of 17 correct, after correcting one of their IDs (tame hybrids don’t count as house cats in my book).
I’m a bit baffled, as there are only 16 cats shown!
So, keeping in mind Greg’s caveat, take the quiz by clicking on the screenshot below. There are no answers to click on, so get a pen and paper, make a column of numbers from 1 to 16, and then write either “w” (wild) or “h” (house) next to each. The answers and IDs are at the end of the quiz.
Be sure to read the identification notes in the answers; you’ll learn something.
My own score was 14/16; I missed two, undoubtedly including the one that Greg missed. As the Angry Cat Man, I should have scored 100%.