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Thread #38653   Message #544669
Posted By: Jim Krause
07-Sep-01 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: Cat's hunting habits
Subject: RE: BS: Cat's hunting habits
My, what a lively discussion here.

I own a cat, a Domestic Longhair, sort of a miniature Maine Coon. She's declawed, too. We got her that way, alas. One of her favorite pasttimes is to go down to the basement and hunt crickets when it starts to get cold in the fall. Of course she presents them to us with a definite attitude saying "See, this is how it is supposed to be done."

She is also a master at the art of bluffing. She chased the neighbor's cat off the porch one recent summer afternoon. The neighbor's cat is still equipped with her claws.

We do let her out, but only for short periods of time. These little rambles of hers are supervised. And she's pretty good about coming in when it's time.

I haven't noticed any decrease in the songbirds about the neighborhood, yet. It would seem to me that the bird, assuming it to be healthy would have the upper hand, being able to fly away and perch in safety on the nearest electrical wire, or a higher branch of another tree.