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What do YOU call this large cat?

 
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What do you call this large cat, native to both North and South America?





According to Guiness Book of World Records, this feline has the most names of any mammal. Many sources like this one, say it has

18 native South American, 25 native North American, and 40 English names for the same animal.



But, I can't find a list of all 40 English names, let alone the many South and North American names. I think it'd be awesome to have this list have more than 40 different names, in various languages! And, since I love apple polls, I figured I'd have fun and see what people call this animal, and also see if we can fill the poll with as many names for it as possible!
 
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I thought "cougar" has a whole new definition now.  
 
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HELLO KITTY
 
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There's no option for "Sir"?
 
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Neck-biter?
 
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Fluffy?
 
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Michael Helmersson wrote:There's no option for "Sir"?


Douglas Alpenstock wrote:Neck-biter?


John F Dean wrote:Fluffy?



I'm thinking that if you're talking about the animal to a friend, you probably use a different term? Or maybe you do turn to them and say, "Hey buddy, be careful hiking in this area, there's Fluffies around here!"

But, hey, it's my own apple poll, and apple polls are supposed to be fun, so I added an option for these sorts of names. I mean, why not!
 
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Whatever they want to be called?
Seriously though, it's so cool to know they have so many names. I might just have to change what I have been calling them!
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:I'm thinking that if you're talking about the animal to a friend, you probably use a different term? Or maybe you do turn to them and say, "Hey buddy, be careful hiking in this area, there's Fluffies around here!"


Haha, we're just teasing you a little Nicole.  Can I vote more than once?

"Neck biter" is just a way of acknowledging that it's incredibly rare to see them face to face. They are ambush hunters. The first indication of their presence is a strange biting sensation on the back of your neck. Down, Fluffy, down! Sit! No biting!
 
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Douglas Alpenstock wrote:

Nicole Alderman wrote:I'm thinking that if you're talking about the animal to a friend, you probably use a different term? Or maybe you do turn to them and say, "Hey buddy, be careful hiking in this area, there's Fluffies around here!"


Haha, we're just teasing you a little Nicole.  Can I vote more than once?



Teasing is fun, and this is the meaningless drivel, so this thread should be fun! And yes, you get two apple votes, and since you have pie, you get two thumbs up, too. (I set the apple limit at two, since I figured many people might call it two different names, like I know isopods as both roly polies and potato bugs)

"Neck biter" is just a way of acknowledging that it's incredibly rare to see them face to face. They are ambush hunters. The first indication of their presence is a strange biting sensation on the back of your neck. Down, Fluffy, down! Sit! No biting!



Thank you! Considering the interesting names that people apparently call this feline (painter? purple feather? deer tiger? I found all of those on various lists of this cat's names), I was actually wondering if Neck Biter was actually one of it's commonly used names, but I couldn't find it anywhere else online in reference for this kitty, so I grouped it in with the other fun names. But, if it's a name you've heard other people call this cat by, I'll totally give it its own line!
 
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I'm probably the only one who calls them that.
 
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Puma concolor. Our world would be simpler if we agreed to use the Latin name. My sister who lives in France, and I constantly refer to plants & trees by their Latin name because it it so much easier to make sure we are talking about the same thing. She can then look in her French Wiki and I check in my American Wiki.
 
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