Woman Shared Breathtaking Pics Of Her Maine Coon Cat & Her Size Is Beyond Belief

Lotus, owner of a Maine Coon, posts pictures of her giant brown and white cat, on her recently created an Instagram account. Although the habits and behaviour are the same as those of a domestic feline, this cat is much larger than your average cat, as you may well see in the pictures. There are many things that this majestic creature likes, including pampering himself, outdoor relaxation, sleeping on the couch, and even allowing his photos to be taken. Let’s read through more about this beautiful Maine Coon.

 

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This species of cat is native to North America, to be more specific, Maine. Being one of the largest cat species known, a male Maine Coon can weigh from 7 to 11 kg, and females can weigh from 5 to 7 kilos. Maine Coon has long fur that is longer on its throat, belly and hind legs, allowing it to live in rigid environments and protect itself from humidity and snow. These cats have shorter fur on the back and neck for protection from tangles from the undergrowth. They also have round legs with tufts of hair, hairy ears and a thick tail, making them purrfect for living in cold environments.

 

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There are legends which have been passed down regarding these creatures over the centuries. One legend states that the Maine Coon is a cross between a Raccoon and a Lynx, which justifies the second part of its name “Coon.” Another legend says that Maine Coon cats look like this due to Queen Marie Antoinette freeing her six Angora cats during the French Revolution in Maine.

Although there are many legends regarding these majestic creatures, it is also commonly known that these creatures are a mix between Nordic longhair cats which arrived in North America with the Vikings and their contemporaries.

 

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Although it has the appearance of a wild cat, they have adapted to the domestic life and does not scorn it at all, and he has already comfortable to its many “comforts”. Nowadays, this breed is continuously expanding, and is featured at cat shows very often. After you’ve seen these regal animals, you have to admit you are dying to have one too.