For generations, local shepherds on the Mediterranean island of Corsica have shared stories about the “ghjattu volpe,” or “cat-fox” that attacks sheep. Amazingly, the cat-fox was actually identified in 1929. Scientists may even declare them a new subspecies after almost 100 years thanks to new genetics research.

So if you happen to spot a cat attacking an animal and running away, it could be an ordinary cat or it could be the legendary cat-fox or Corsica. Perhaps one day we might even get a chance to see a cat-fox in a cat show next to all the other odd cat breeds that seem to exist around the world.

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