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The Blackberry Cat (Felis nigra) is the same size as a regular housecat, but more robust, with a typical body weight of 15 kilograms. They can be found all over Europe. It is jet black, with sometimes a slight tawny tone at the tips in sunlight, and it walks with its long feathery tail erect. While their diet and behavior resembles that of regular housecats, they display extraordinary intelligence, alertness, and cunning. It is nearly impossibly to surprise, trap, or capture one, although like normal cats, they find catnip to be irresistible.
There is debate among paranaturalists whether or not the Blackberry cat is an Awakened housecat, or another entity entirely, one of the so-called faerie entities. Blackberry cats are given the same superstitions as black cats, and it is generally considered bad luck to have one cross your path. Some places in Europe burn all black cats, for fear of coming under the ire of the Blackberry Cat. It is illegal to transport a Blackberry Cat outside of Europe, or to keep one as a pet given the danger they posess to everyone around them.
The Blackberry Cat is regarded with such fear is that they have the ability to telepathically control others, more often than not in dangerous and life threatening manners for nothing short of the animals own amusement.