Liger Liger Burning Bright
I have a sequence in my upcoming novel where the protagonist, Clay Golem, an 8′ blue behemoth, fights two big cats in a cage underneath the second floor office of a local mob boss reached through a trapdoor in the floor of the office. I had an idea the cats were big—like Sabretooth Tiger big—but I didn’t really have a good image of what that might look like.
The term ‘big cat’ just got an extreme refurbish thanks to the appearance of this massive feline. Everyone meet Apollo, a lion-tiger crossbreed who just earned the title of the ‘world’s biggest cat.’
This gentle giant is a liger – a hybrid combination of a male lion and a tigress. Apollo recently gained notoriety after he took a walk alongside Mike Holston and wildlife conservationist Kody Antle, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The footage was than uploaded on YouTube and immediately went viral.
“This big guy’s name is Apollo and he is the biggest cat on the planet. Now the question is, what would this thing eat? I believe it would eat everything in sight, anything in sight,” Mike said. I think a pack of these things would take down a herd of elephants on the regular for a snack. Such a majestic beast, and it can get up to 40 miles an hour in a couple of steps,” the ex football star added.
It helps to have a visual to refer to when I’m writing my fight sequences. These cats are BIG.