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S.C. liger named world's largest feline
upi ^ | Sept. 13, 2013

Posted on 09/14/2013 11:13:07 AM PDT by JoeProBono

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.,- Guinness World Records announced the latest edition of its book includes a 922-pound South Carolina liger dubbed the world's largest living feline.

Sara Wilcox, public relations and marketing executive for Guinness World Records North America, said Hercules the Myrtle Beach liger, a hybrid of a lion and a tiger, appears in the 2014 "Guinness Book of World Records" as the world's largest feline, weighing in at 922 pounds and measuring 131 inches long and 49 inches tall at his shoulder, The Sun News (Myrtle Beach) reported Friday.

Hercules lives at the Myrtle Beach Safari wildlife preserve's area known as TIGERS -- The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species.

"We just knew that the largest living cat probably was the liger," Wilcox said. "We have not measured a liger before ... We are aware of other ligers."


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping; liger; lion; tiger; tigon
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1 posted on 09/14/2013 11:13:07 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 09/14/2013 11:14:04 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: JoeProBono

Good for keeping away nuisance... everything.


3 posted on 09/14/2013 11:16:13 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: JoeProBono

AWWWWWW!!!!!
Something tells me that that kitty’s quite the bed hog.


4 posted on 09/14/2013 11:16:37 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s a big.....kitty.


5 posted on 09/14/2013 11:17:31 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: JoeProBono

Brings new meaning to Caturday

What does a 800 pound cat get...


6 posted on 09/14/2013 11:18:50 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Perdogg

I’m not cleaning his litterbox.


7 posted on 09/14/2013 11:19:21 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JoeProBono

Kitteh iz not FAT.

Kitteh is FLUFFY.


8 posted on 09/14/2013 11:21:11 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: JoeProBono

“It’s pretty much my favorite animal. It’s like a lion and a tiger mixed... bred for its skills in magic. “


9 posted on 09/14/2013 11:21:25 AM PDT by Flag_This (Term limits.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Tiger cubs are cute!


10 posted on 09/14/2013 11:23:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I have to wonder if the bigger a Liger gets the more gentle it gets because it doesn’t get a Napoleon complex...

That being said I wouldn’t want to in the same county as this creature, LOL


11 posted on 09/14/2013 11:25:21 AM PDT by GraceG
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12 posted on 09/14/2013 11:26:06 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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13 posted on 09/14/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: JoeProBono

Ligers and Bears and ... and ..... oh, my!


14 posted on 09/14/2013 11:27:06 AM PDT by mikrofon (Nice K-k-k-kitty)
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To: JoeProBono

“Tiger cubs are cute!”

And tough on furniture!


15 posted on 09/14/2013 11:28:26 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0bama's America)
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To: JoeProBono

What do you call the owners of the largest feline?? LUNCH!


16 posted on 09/14/2013 11:28:43 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JoeProBono
That's nothing.

I crossbred my liger with my pet sparrow.


17 posted on 09/14/2013 11:31:56 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: JoeProBono

This one will need a beach size litterbox.


18 posted on 09/14/2013 11:34:07 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: JoeProBono

I bet this guy could go through a bunch of those little cans of cat food.


19 posted on 09/14/2013 11:35:22 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: JoeProBono

These animal handlers appear to have a death wish. I hope for their sakes that the odds don’t finally catch up with them.


20 posted on 09/14/2013 11:38:10 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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21 posted on 09/14/2013 11:40:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Just in case anyone's interested, here's the counterpart to the Liger, the Tigon:

Tigons don't get as big as Ligers because they don't lack a pituitary "shut off growth" gene like Ligers. (Tigons are male tiger, female lion children, btw. Ligers are the reverse.)

22 posted on 09/14/2013 11:42:53 AM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL—they have choker-chains on those critters.


23 posted on 09/14/2013 11:44:09 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: DemforBush
And, just for the heck of it, the Leopon (a leopard-lioness cross)


24 posted on 09/14/2013 11:45:26 AM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: DemforBush
So who would win a tiger v lion fight?* I've always heard that tigers would prevail.

(*No comments on Detroit sports teams, wise guys! LOL!)

25 posted on 09/14/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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To: Ken H

In the circuses of Ancient Rome, exotic beasts were commonly pitted against each other. The contest of the Asiatic Lions, the smaller version of the African Lion, against the tiger was a classic pairing and the betting usually favoured the tiger. A mosaic in the House of the Faun in Pompeii shows a fight between a lion and a tiger. At the end of the 19th century, the Gaekwad of Baroda arranged a fight between a lion and tiger before an audience of thousands. The Gaekwad favoured the lion, and as a result had to pay 37,000 rupees as the lion was mauled by the tiger.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_versus_lion


26 posted on 09/14/2013 11:55:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

That is one big liger.


27 posted on 09/14/2013 11:59:04 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: JoeProBono
Interesting. Discovery Channel paired various animals in theoretical showdowns. IIRC, they said a gorilla would beat up a tiger.

I'd have to go with polar bears as the baddest land animal.

28 posted on 09/14/2013 12:04:43 PM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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To: JoeProBono
I once tried to manhandle a 4 lb. cat and got torn to shreds.

Don't want to get anywhere near a 1/2 ton one.

29 posted on 09/14/2013 12:06:54 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Zhang Fei
These animal handlers appear to have a death wish. I hope for their sakes that the odds don’t finally catch up with them.

No kidding! I guess that they haven't read The Book of Deadly Animals by Gordon Grice where he writes about a Liger in Broken Bow, Oklahoma killing its keeper in 2008.

30 posted on 09/14/2013 12:21:57 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: JoeProBono

He looks like an enormous version of my ginger tabby. They even share the same belly shape. I wonder if they share the same laid back personality?


31 posted on 09/14/2013 1:13:14 PM PDT by Roses0508
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32 posted on 09/14/2013 1:21:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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33 posted on 09/14/2013 1:29:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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Lol rf. I wouldn’t want him “making dough” on my chest.


34 posted on 09/14/2013 1:33:13 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Slings and Arrows

NOT cleaning the litter box!


35 posted on 09/14/2013 1:38:08 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment. You have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.)
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Lol rf. I wouldn’t want him “making dough” on my chest.

LOL! Or meowing to get you out of bed to feed her...........

36 posted on 09/14/2013 1:41:03 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Hot Tabasco

Here, kitty kitty....


37 posted on 09/14/2013 2:02:19 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ve seen Jackalopes bigger than that, though.


38 posted on 09/14/2013 2:03:04 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

ROTFLMAO!


39 posted on 09/14/2013 2:06:44 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: JoeProBono

Thats a lot of pussy......

Ah I mean pussy cat.......


40 posted on 09/14/2013 2:44:49 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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41 posted on 09/14/2013 3:53:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Your pics are killing me....so adorable, lol.

Concerning the one about fighting animals in ancient Rome, I read that animal populations, and even some species, were wiped out in order to supply the Coliseum with entertainment. Very sad.


42 posted on 09/14/2013 3:55:33 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: DemforBush
Tigons don't get as big as Ligers because they don't lack a "pituitary "shut off growth" gene like Ligers. (Tigons are male tiger, female lion children, btw. Ligers are the reverse.)"

Ligers are supposed to have a particularly laid-back, mellow disposition. I wonder if that's the case with the tigon.

43 posted on 09/14/2013 3:56:46 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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44 posted on 09/14/2013 3:57:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: elkfersupper

One of those things could disembowel you on accident.


45 posted on 09/14/2013 4:07:09 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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46 posted on 09/14/2013 4:11:24 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: JoeProBono

I would say Hercules needs a personal trainer. :-)


47 posted on 09/14/2013 8:02:16 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Ken H

I’d bet on the tiger. Bigger, stronger, used to operating as a solo predator (rather than a pride), etc.

Plus, tigers are just plain *cool*, so I have to root for ‘em. :-)


48 posted on 09/14/2013 9:29:39 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I only found one source on this, so take it for what it is, but according to this site, Tigons are very, very aggressive creatures.

http://www.virginmedia.com/science-nature/wildlife/hybrid-animals.php?ssid=3


49 posted on 09/14/2013 9:33:47 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: JoeProBono

Whoa, that’s a big kitty.


50 posted on 09/14/2013 10:39:18 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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