On the French Island called Corsica, locals have talked about a fox-cat or “ghjattu-volpe” that roams around. For years, people thought this was just a myth but then one day, researchers caught one and believe it’s an entirely new species.

The fox-cat reportedly can take out entire herds of goats. Although similar to a housecoat, the fox-cat is much longer, measuring around 90cms. Its ears are larger, it has overly developed canines and the tip of its tail ends in a black tuft.

If you like collecting rare cats, perhaps you might be interested in adopting a fox-cat one day.

To learn more about the mythical fox-cat, click here.