Somewhere hiding in this photo is a tortoiseshell cat named Lion. The pretty kitty playing in the fall leaves is the latest viral image to make the rounds of social media.
Lion’s mom Avery Shrader shared the viral image to social media after snapping the photo and being unable to find the cat she knew was right there!
Avery told The Dodo that Lion loves to take full advantage of her camouflage abilities. “Lion’s favorite hobby is … laying on the stairs so she can bite you when you step on her.” Oh, Lion, be careful with your secret powers.
Tortoiseshell cats have fantastic natural camouflage with their multicolor hues. Like calico cats, most torties are female, as the combination of genetics needed to create the pattern all reside on the X chromosome. How cool is that?
Hat tip: The Dodo