|Published:||Sep 28, 2010 3:41 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 28, 2010 12:41 PM EDT|
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Move over Picasso. Bella the Tiger is now an artist.
Bella and 17 other large felines who live at Big Cat Rescue - a nonprofit sanctuary in Tampa - are creating "paintings" using their paws, snouts and whiskers as part of the organization's annual fundraiser.
Sanctuary volunteers put nontoxic, children's finger paints on a canvas, then spray it with Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men. Volunteers say the scent attracts tigers, cougars and lions like catnip attracts kittens.
The big cats paw at the canvas and create a unique piece.
The "art" will be auctioned off during Big Cat Rescue's Oct. 8 event in Tampa.
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