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Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by LordRusty, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    Take note of the the claws on momma's front paws. They don't retract at all ... not even a little bit!
    John.


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  2. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

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    Very nice, I love that picture.
     

  3. That's interesting John!
    Are they the only cats like that? Does that help with their speed?
     
  4. jasonb

    jasonb I think I'll keep her

    Yep thats how they get there traction at high speeds.
     
  5. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    Not only do Cheetah have non-retractable claws, but the pads on the underside of each toe, has a raised ridge running from front to back, as well as the center pad itself, which has three ... one in the center, and one on each side of the foot pad. These foot and toe pad ridges, in conjunction with the non-retractable claws give the Cheetah unmatched turning ability during a chase. Also, the hairs of their tail forms a flat surface, running topside to bottomside of the tail, and this feature acts as a rudder, which gives further stability to the cat. If you've ever seen this on a Nature show, you know what I'm speaking of. They are wholly, and truly built for speed!

    John.
     
  6. Curt

    Curt Family Life member of the NTA

    and extreamly pleasing to the eye.
     
  7. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    beautiful animals they are, thanks for sharing that info with us.
     
  8. Thanks John,
    You are a fountain of knowledge!!!!