The Deadliest Feline in the World Is Also the Most Adorable

This darling little cat is more lethal than a lion or a tiger.

A small but efficient cat

A small but efficient cat

The black-footed cat is the smallest wild cat in Africa. In fact, it's even smaller than many domestic cats. It measures between 12 and 20 inches (excluding the tail) and weighs between 2 and 5 pounds (less than Mittens, for sure).

But don't be fooled by that cute little face: the feline surprised everyone when it appeared on BBC's Big Cats series and was revealed to be the most lethal wildcat in the world.

How is that possible? Well, simply because they are extremely efficient hunters: 60% of their hunts end in a victory, and no other feline has such a high success rate. No, not even lions, cheetahs, or any other skillful feline.

Check out the video below to see this beautiful little wild cat with your own eyes. They're incredible!

by Andrea Heckler