Acavar said that the cat had foot-long saber teeth in its mouth. Now, the only cats known to have that were the saber-toothed cats which are supposed to have gone extinct thousands of years ago. Acavar thought that the cat was a living saber-tooth, to be specific, a smilodon.
|Charles R. Knight Smilodon painting, 1903|
It is said that, fearing ridicule for saying he had seen an animal supposed to be extinct, Acavar instead said that the cat was a "mutant jaguar." But was it really?
If anyone out there knows more about this strange cat seen by Juan Acavar in 1975, let me know!