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native cat

n
(Animals) Austral any of various Australian catlike carnivorous marsupials of the genus Dasyurus
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Noun1.native cat - carnivorous arboreal cat-like marsupials of Australia and Tasmanianative cat - carnivorous arboreal cat-like marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
dasyure - any of several more or less arboreal marsupials somewhat resembling martens
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Thus, an article in the Portland Guardian and Normandy General Advertiser, published in 1856, referred to 'the valueless wombat opossum or native cat' (Anon 1856: 3).
Two rare swift parrots, a yellow-tailed black cockatoo and five quolls -- a carnivorous native cat -- were among the animals still on the loose in what was described as a devastating blow for the zoo s breeding programme.
On a 1977 trip to Gilbert Springs with an Aranda contemporary, Malbunka, and Gary Stoll, superintendent of the Hermannsburg Mission, Strehlow was astonished and incredulous when the 'missionised' Malbunka began singing verses of the native cat Dreaming, so familiar to Strehlow from recordings he had made 44 years ago.
This is the largest native cat in the western hemisphere with males weighing as much as 136 kg.
Though no specific date was given for the thornbill trial, it acted as a precursor for a study undertaken in November 1936, to find the elusive 'native cat' (or Quoll, Dasyurus spp.) which was otherwise 'almost extinct in most parts of Victoria' but 'fairly numerous in the stony country near Lake Corangmite' (Littlejohns 1939: 10).
l The Scottish Wildcat is the only surviving native cat in Britain.
It is hardly to be wondered at that these native cats are modestly retiring, when you wake at night to hear your shoes being dragged off across the floor by some huge rice-fed rodent, and I don't blame them at all for having right angles at the end of their tails.
FLORENCE - Cougar sightings along Kingwood Street have prompted the city of Florence to issue a warning to residents, asking everyone to keep an eye out for the large native cats.