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dgk
December 4th 16, 04:03 AM
Baby, my fairly feral girl, was sitting on the night table as she
often does in the morning, watching stuff outside and wishing she
could be out there. Suddenly I heard a peculiar yip sound, I looked at
her, and she was staring up the wall at a small lizard maybe 8' up. It
was too high for me to easily coax into a cup or box, so I figured
that I'd wait until something else happened.

The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
that high from a standing start.

It was not really a fair contest and within a few seconds Baby had it
in her mouth. Then she let it go, chased it, and so on. Finally she
just watched it on the rug and I swooped in, picked it up, and
transported it outside. It still had all its appendages and seemed in
surprisingly good shape considering what had just happened. It was
certainly still alive. I put it in the grass, wished it a good
journey, and went back inside where I saw Baby looking all over for
the lizard.

Cats really are astonishingly hard wired killers, and sadistic as
well. Maybe that's reading too much into it, there's probably a reason
that they've evolved to play with their food, but Baby wasn't even
hungry. She had no intention of eating it.

Oh, while this was going on, Scooter watched carefully, taking notes.
He closed in while Baby tortured the lizard, observing. All I can add
is, I'm glad that I'm bigger than the kitties.

Joy[_3_]
December 4th 16, 07:52 AM
On 12/3/2016 7:03 PM, dgk wrote:
>
> Baby, my fairly feral girl, was sitting on the night table as she
> often does in the morning, watching stuff outside and wishing she
> could be out there. Suddenly I heard a peculiar yip sound, I looked at
> her, and she was staring up the wall at a small lizard maybe 8' up. It
> was too high for me to easily coax into a cup or box, so I figured
> that I'd wait until something else happened.
>
> The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
> yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
> to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
> that high from a standing start.
>
> It was not really a fair contest and within a few seconds Baby had it
> in her mouth. Then she let it go, chased it, and so on. Finally she
> just watched it on the rug and I swooped in, picked it up, and
> transported it outside. It still had all its appendages and seemed in
> surprisingly good shape considering what had just happened. It was
> certainly still alive. I put it in the grass, wished it a good
> journey, and went back inside where I saw Baby looking all over for
> the lizard.
>
> Cats really are astonishingly hard wired killers, and sadistic as
> well. Maybe that's reading too much into it, there's probably a reason
> that they've evolved to play with their food, but Baby wasn't even
> hungry. She had no intention of eating it.
>
> Oh, while this was going on, Scooter watched carefully, taking notes.
> He closed in while Baby tortured the lizard, observing. All I can add
> is, I'm glad that I'm bigger than the kitties.

To do them justice, I don't really think they understand that the
critter they are torturing may be suffering. They just see it as a game.

John Kasupski
December 4th 16, 09:42 AM
On Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:03:44 -0500, dgk > wrote:

>The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
>yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
>to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
>that high from a standing start.

Startling, isn't it? I got my very first cat when she was a just-weaned kitten
and the first time I saw her, at about eight weeks old, jump from the floor
right to the top of a six-foot-high upright freezer, I was flabbergasted. I'd
heard cats were good jumpers, but I still wasn't quite ready for THAT...LOL!

John D. Kasupski
Niagara Falls, NY

jmcquown[_2_]
December 5th 16, 05:07 PM
On 12/4/2016 3:42 AM, John Kasupski wrote:
> On Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:03:44 -0500, dgk > wrote:
>
>> The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
>> yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
>> to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
>> that high from a standing start.
>
> Startling, isn't it? I got my very first cat when she was a just-weaned kitten
> and the first time I saw her, at about eight weeks old, jump from the floor
> right to the top of a six-foot-high upright freezer, I was flabbergasted. I'd
> heard cats were good jumpers, but I still wasn't quite ready for THAT...LOL!
>
> John D. Kasupski
> Niagara Falls, NY
>
They certainly can leap when they want to! Oddly enough, my cat Persia
(RB 2014) wasn't interested in leaping up on tall things. Neither is my
current cat, Buffy. I guess they already know they're worlds above us
lowly humans. ;)

Jill
(Saint Helena Island, SC)

jmcquown[_2_]
December 5th 16, 05:50 PM
On 12/3/2016 10:03 PM, dgk wrote:
>
> Baby, my fairly feral girl, was sitting on the night table as she
> often does in the morning, watching stuff outside and wishing she
> could be out there. Suddenly I heard a peculiar yip sound, I looked at
> her, and she was staring up the wall at a small lizard maybe 8' up. It
> was too high for me to easily coax into a cup or box, so I figured
> that I'd wait until something else happened.
>
> The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
> yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
> to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
> that high from a standing start.
>
> It was not really a fair contest and within a few seconds Baby had it
> in her mouth. Then she let it go, chased it, and so on. Finally she
> just watched it on the rug and I swooped in, picked it up, and
> transported it outside. It still had all its appendages and seemed in
> surprisingly good shape considering what had just happened. It was
> certainly still alive. I put it in the grass, wished it a good
> journey, and went back inside where I saw Baby looking all over for
> the lizard.
>
A blue-tailed skink found it's way into our house... was it last year
already?

http://srelherp.uga.edu/lizards/eumine.htm

I wondered what the heck Buffy was so fascinated with behind a box of
music CDs on the floor. I moved the box... oh! Buffy went one way, I
went the other. My goal was to catch it and get it outside. Her goal,
of course, oooh, a TOY! ;)

It managed to slip past both of us and ran into my bedroom. I still
have no idea where that skink went. Neither one of us managed to catch it.

Jill

dgk
December 6th 16, 04:09 AM
On Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:50:45 -0500, jmcquown >
wrote:

>On 12/3/2016 10:03 PM, dgk wrote:
>>
>> Baby, my fairly feral girl, was sitting on the night table as she
....hed it a good
>> journey, and went back inside where I saw Baby looking all over for
>> the lizard.
>>
>A blue-tailed skink found it's way into our house... was it last year
>already?
>
>http://srelherp.uga.edu/lizards/eumine.htm
>
>I wondered what the heck Buffy was so fascinated with behind a box of
>music CDs on the floor. I moved the box... oh! Buffy went one way, I
>went the other. My goal was to catch it and get it outside. Her goal,
>of course, oooh, a TOY! ;)
>
>It managed to slip past both of us and ran into my bedroom. I still
>have no idea where that skink went. Neither one of us managed to catch it.
>
>Jill

I sometimes leave the garage door open while I'm in the house, and
that means that sometimes lizards come in. A few days ago I was
looking for something to put my baby tomato plants into - something
that could let light in but with high enough sides so the wind
wouldn't kill them. They're still only a few inches tall. December is
apparently the time to start tomato plants in Florida.

My eyes noted a shiny black plastic storage bin that wasn't otherwise
occupied, so I picked it up and estutely noticed the rather large
lizard that had somehow gotten inside but couldn't climb up the
slippery plastic walls to get out again. Naturally I set it free
outside, but if it hadn't been for the tomato plants, that lizard
would have died in the container. I suspect that the lizard has no
idea how lucky he/she was.

The New Other Guy
December 6th 16, 04:18 AM
On Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:09:29 -0500, dgk > wrote:

>My eyes noted a shiny black plastic storage bin that wasn't otherwise
>occupied, so I picked it up and estutely noticed the rather large
>lizard that had somehow gotten inside but couldn't climb up the
>slippery plastic walls to get out again. Naturally I set it free
>outside, but if it hadn't been for the tomato plants, that lizard
>would have died in the container. I suspect that the lizard has no
>idea how lucky he/she was.

GLyN had a phase, a few years ago, when he seemed fixated on lizards.
When I caught him with one, I'd rescue it and set it free away from
our yard. Then he developed a fascination with birds, especially the ones
on the canopies over the yard. The noise they made up there would really
drive him batty, but he seldom managed to catch one.

Today, I heard from the next door neighbor that GLyN has recently become
the head of the local anti-gopher league, and is making sure that NO
gopher in the hood is save. He even creates his own 'blind' to rest in
near a hole, while he waits for a head to pop up and be in range.

:)

Joy[_3_]
December 6th 16, 07:31 AM
On 12/5/2016 7:18 PM, The New Other Guy wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:09:29 -0500, dgk > wrote:
>
>> My eyes noted a shiny black plastic storage bin that wasn't otherwise
>> occupied, so I picked it up and estutely noticed the rather large
>> lizard that had somehow gotten inside but couldn't climb up the
>> slippery plastic walls to get out again. Naturally I set it free
>> outside, but if it hadn't been for the tomato plants, that lizard
>> would have died in the container. I suspect that the lizard has no
>> idea how lucky he/she was.
>
> GLyN had a phase, a few years ago, when he seemed fixated on lizards.
> When I caught him with one, I'd rescue it and set it free away from
> our yard. Then he developed a fascination with birds, especially the ones
> on the canopies over the yard. The noise they made up there would really
> drive him batty, but he seldom managed to catch one.
>
> Today, I heard from the next door neighbor that GLyN has recently become
> the head of the local anti-gopher league, and is making sure that NO
> gopher in the hood is save. He even creates his own 'blind' to rest in
> near a hole, while he waits for a head to pop up and be in range.
>
> :)

May I borrow him? My back yard is full of gopher holes.

The New Other Guy
December 6th 16, 08:35 PM
On Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:31:06 -0800, Joy > wrote:

>On 12/5/2016 7:18 PM, The New Other Guy wrote:
>> On Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:09:29 -0500, dgk > wrote:
>>
>>> My eyes noted a shiny black plastic storage bin that wasn't otherwise
>>> occupied, so I picked it up and estutely noticed the rather large
>>> lizard that had somehow gotten inside but couldn't climb up the
>>> slippery plastic walls to get out again. Naturally I set it free
>>> outside, but if it hadn't been for the tomato plants, that lizard
>>> would have died in the container. I suspect that the lizard has no
>>> idea how lucky he/she was.
>>
>> GLyN had a phase, a few years ago, when he seemed fixated on lizards.
>> When I caught him with one, I'd rescue it and set it free away from
>> our yard. Then he developed a fascination with birds, especially the ones
>> on the canopies over the yard. The noise they made up there would really
>> drive him batty, but he seldom managed to catch one.
>>
>> Today, I heard from the next door neighbor that GLyN has recently become
>> the head of the local anti-gopher league, and is making sure that NO
>> gopher in the hood is save. He even creates his own 'blind' to rest in
>> near a hole, while he waits for a head to pop up and be in range.
>>
>> :)
>
>May I borrow him? My back yard is full of gopher holes.

Sorry, he doesn't travel well. If he sees or hears a car, even a block
away, he disappears.

Bastette
December 6th 16, 11:22 PM
The New Other Guy wrote:

> On Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:31:06 -0800, Joy > wrote:

>>On 12/5/2016 7:18 PM, The New Other Guy wrote:
>>> On Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:09:29 -0500, dgk > wrote:
>>>
>>>> My eyes noted a shiny black plastic storage bin that wasn't otherwise
>>>> occupied, so I picked it up and estutely noticed the rather large
>>>> lizard that had somehow gotten inside but couldn't climb up the
>>>> slippery plastic walls to get out again. Naturally I set it free
>>>> outside, but if it hadn't been for the tomato plants, that lizard
>>>> would have died in the container. I suspect that the lizard has no
>>>> idea how lucky he/she was.
>>>
>>> GLyN had a phase, a few years ago, when he seemed fixated on lizards.
>>> When I caught him with one, I'd rescue it and set it free away from
>>> our yard. Then he developed a fascination with birds, especially the ones
>>> on the canopies over the yard. The noise they made up there would really
>>> drive him batty, but he seldom managed to catch one.
>>>
>>> Today, I heard from the next door neighbor that GLyN has recently become
>>> the head of the local anti-gopher league, and is making sure that NO
>>> gopher in the hood is save. He even creates his own 'blind' to rest in
>>> near a hole, while he waits for a head to pop up and be in range.
>>>
>>> :)
>>
>>May I borrow him? My back yard is full of gopher holes.

> Sorry, he doesn't travel well. If he sees or hears a car, even a block
> away, he disappears.

Smart cat!

Joyce

--
I will not sniff at my male human's feet after he takes his shoes off,
freeze my mouth open in disgust and then sniff my private parts to compare
odors. -- Cat Resolutions

Joy[_3_]
December 7th 16, 12:28 AM
On 12/6/2016 11:35 AM, The New Other Guy wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:31:06 -0800, Joy > wrote:
>
>> On 12/5/2016 7:18 PM, The New Other Guy wrote:
>>> On Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:09:29 -0500, dgk > wrote:
>>>
>>>> My eyes noted a shiny black plastic storage bin that wasn't otherwise
>>>> occupied, so I picked it up and estutely noticed the rather large
>>>> lizard that had somehow gotten inside but couldn't climb up the
>>>> slippery plastic walls to get out again. Naturally I set it free
>>>> outside, but if it hadn't been for the tomato plants, that lizard
>>>> would have died in the container. I suspect that the lizard has no
>>>> idea how lucky he/she was.
>>>
>>> GLyN had a phase, a few years ago, when he seemed fixated on lizards.
>>> When I caught him with one, I'd rescue it and set it free away from
>>> our yard. Then he developed a fascination with birds, especially the ones
>>> on the canopies over the yard. The noise they made up there would really
>>> drive him batty, but he seldom managed to catch one.
>>>
>>> Today, I heard from the next door neighbor that GLyN has recently become
>>> the head of the local anti-gopher league, and is making sure that NO
>>> gopher in the hood is save. He even creates his own 'blind' to rest in
>>> near a hole, while he waits for a head to pop up and be in range.
>>>
>>> :)
>>
>> May I borrow him? My back yard is full of gopher holes.
>
> Sorry, he doesn't travel well. If he sees or hears a car, even a block
> away, he disappears.

Yes, most of the cats I've known have have hated the car.

Will in New Haven[_2_]
December 7th 16, 03:44 AM
On Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3:42:15 AM UTC-5, John Kasupski wrote:
> On Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:03:44 -0500, dgk > wrote:
>
> >The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
> >yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
> >to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
> >that high from a standing start.
>
> Startling, isn't it? I got my very first cat when she was a just-weaned kitten
> and the first time I saw her, at about eight weeks old, jump from the floor
> right to the top of a six-foot-high upright freezer, I was flabbergasted. I'd
> heard cats were good jumpers, but I still wasn't quite ready for THAT...LOL!

I didn't know my Feather(RB) could jump until my friend dropped by the apartment with his Airedale. Feather got from the floor to the top of the refrigerator, seemingly without occupying any of the space in between, instantly.

--
Will now in Pompano Beach
"Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died." - Steven Wright

Matt Ferrari[_5_]
December 11th 16, 12:49 AM
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 8:44:14 PM UTC-6, Will in New Haven wrote:
> On Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3:42:15 AM UTC-5, John Kasupski wrote:
> > On Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:03:44 -0500, dgk > wrote:
> >
> > >The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
> > >yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
> > >to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
> > >that high from a standing start.
> >
> > Startling, isn't it? I got my very first cat when she was a just-weaned kitten
> > and the first time I saw her, at about eight weeks old, jump from the floor
> > right to the top of a six-foot-high upright freezer, I was flabbergasted. I'd
> > heard cats were good jumpers, but I still wasn't quite ready for THAT...LOL!
>
> I didn't know my Feather(RB) could jump until my friend dropped by the apartment with his Airedale. Feather got from the floor to the top of the refrigerator, seemingly without occupying any of the space in between, instantly.
>
> --
> Will now in Pompano Beach
> "Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died." - Steven Wright

lol at your signature line haha steven wright

jmcquown[_2_]
December 11th 16, 01:11 AM
On 12/10/2016 6:49 PM, Matt Ferrari wrote:
> On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 8:44:14 PM UTC-6, Will in New Haven wrote:
>> On Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3:42:15 AM UTC-5, John Kasupski wrote:
>>> On Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:03:44 -0500, dgk > wrote:
>>>
>>>> The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
>>>> yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
>>>> to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
>>>> that high from a standing start.
>>>
>>> Startling, isn't it? I got my very first cat when she was a just-weaned kitten
>>> and the first time I saw her, at about eight weeks old, jump from the floor
>>> right to the top of a six-foot-high upright freezer, I was flabbergasted. I'd
>>> heard cats were good jumpers, but I still wasn't quite ready for THAT...LOL!
>>
>> I didn't know my Feather(RB) could jump until my friend dropped by the apartment with his Airedale. Feather got from the floor to the top of the refrigerator, seemingly without occupying any of the space in between, instantly.
>>
>> --
>> Will now in Pompano Beach
>> "Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died." - Steven Wright
>
> lol at your signature line haha steven wright
>
>
That *is* funny! I'd forgotten all about the very droll Steven Wright.

Will... when did you move to Pampano Beach?!

Jill

jmcquown[_2_]
December 11th 16, 01:21 AM
On 12/6/2016 9:44 PM, Will in New Haven wrote:
> On Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3:42:15 AM UTC-5, John Kasupski wrote:
>> On Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:03:44 -0500, dgk > wrote:
>>
>>> The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
>>> yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
>>> to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
>>> that high from a standing start.
>>
>> Startling, isn't it? I got my very first cat when she was a just-weaned kitten
>> and the first time I saw her, at about eight weeks old, jump from the floor
>> right to the top of a six-foot-high upright freezer, I was flabbergasted. I'd
>> heard cats were good jumpers, but I still wasn't quite ready for THAT...LOL!
>
> I didn't know my Feather(RB) could jump until my friend dropped by the apartment with his Airedale. Feather got from the floor to the top of the refrigerator, seemingly without occupying any of the space in between, instantly.
>
Will, when did you move to Pompano Beach? Or is this a "winter home"?

Jill

Rusty[_2_]
December 13th 16, 08:19 PM
On Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:03:52 PM UTC-5, dgk wrote:
> Baby, my fairly feral girl, was sitting on the night table as she
> often does in the morning, watching stuff outside and wishing she
> could be out there. Suddenly I heard a peculiar yip sound, I looked at
> her, and she was staring up the wall at a small lizard maybe 8' up. It
> was too high for me to easily coax into a cup or box, so I figured
> that I'd wait until something else happened.
>
> The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
> yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
> to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
> that high from a standing start.
>
> It was not really a fair contest and within a few seconds Baby had it
> in her mouth. Then she let it go, chased it, and so on. Finally she
> just watched it on the rug and I swooped in, picked it up, and
> transported it outside. It still had all its appendages and seemed in
> surprisingly good shape considering what had just happened. It was
> certainly still alive. I put it in the grass, wished it a good
> journey, and went back inside where I saw Baby looking all over for
> the lizard.
>
> Cats really are astonishingly hard wired killers, and sadistic as
> well. Maybe that's reading too much into it, there's probably a reason
> that they've evolved to play with their food, but Baby wasn't even
> hungry. She had no intention of eating it.
>
> Oh, while this was going on, Scooter watched carefully, taking notes.
> He closed in while Baby tortured the lizard, observing. All I can add
> is, I'm glad that I'm bigger than the kitties.

Take a look at this picture of cat and a lizard
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/photos/view/animals/family/27740669

Winnie

Joy[_3_]
December 14th 16, 01:07 AM
On 12/13/2016 11:19 AM, Rusty wrote:
> On Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:03:52 PM UTC-5, dgk wrote:
>> Baby, my fairly feral girl, was sitting on the night table as she
>> often does in the morning, watching stuff outside and wishing she
>> could be out there. Suddenly I heard a peculiar yip sound, I looked at
>> her, and she was staring up the wall at a small lizard maybe 8' up. It
>> was too high for me to easily coax into a cup or box, so I figured
>> that I'd wait until something else happened.
>>
>> The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
>> yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
>> to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
>> that high from a standing start.
>>
>> It was not really a fair contest and within a few seconds Baby had it
>> in her mouth. Then she let it go, chased it, and so on. Finally she
>> just watched it on the rug and I swooped in, picked it up, and
>> transported it outside. It still had all its appendages and seemed in
>> surprisingly good shape considering what had just happened. It was
>> certainly still alive. I put it in the grass, wished it a good
>> journey, and went back inside where I saw Baby looking all over for
>> the lizard.
>>
>> Cats really are astonishingly hard wired killers, and sadistic as
>> well. Maybe that's reading too much into it, there's probably a reason
>> that they've evolved to play with their food, but Baby wasn't even
>> hungry. She had no intention of eating it.
>>
>> Oh, while this was going on, Scooter watched carefully, taking notes.
>> He closed in while Baby tortured the lizard, observing. All I can add
>> is, I'm glad that I'm bigger than the kitties.
>
> Take a look at this picture of cat and a lizard
> https://www.theweathernetwork.com/photos/view/animals/family/27740669
>
> Winnie
>

That's adorable!

Joy

dgk
December 16th 16, 04:17 AM
On Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:19:30 -0800 (PST), Rusty >
wrote:

>On Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:03:52 PM UTC-5, dgk wrote:
>> Baby, my fairly feral girl, was sitting on the night table as she
>> often does in the morning, watching stuff outside and wishing she
>> could be out there. Suddenly I heard a peculiar yip sound, I looked at
>> her, and she was staring up the wall at a small lizard maybe 8' up. It
>> was too high for me to easily coax into a cup or box, so I figured
>> that I'd wait until something else happened.
>>
>> The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
>> yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
>> to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
>> that high from a standing start.
>>
>> It was not really a fair contest and within a few seconds Baby had it
>> in her mouth. Then she let it go, chased it, and so on. Finally she
>> just watched it on the rug and I swooped in, picked it up, and
>> transported it outside. It still had all its appendages and seemed in
>> surprisingly good shape considering what had just happened. It was
>> certainly still alive. I put it in the grass, wished it a good
>> journey, and went back inside where I saw Baby looking all over for
>> the lizard.
>>
>> Cats really are astonishingly hard wired killers, and sadistic as
>> well. Maybe that's reading too much into it, there's probably a reason
>> that they've evolved to play with their food, but Baby wasn't even
>> hungry. She had no intention of eating it.
>>
>> Oh, while this was going on, Scooter watched carefully, taking notes.
>> He closed in while Baby tortured the lizard, observing. All I can add
>> is, I'm glad that I'm bigger than the kitties.
>
>Take a look at this picture of cat and a lizard
>https://www.theweathernetwork.com/photos/view/animals/family/27740669

Yikes - brave lizard.
>Winnie

Bastette
December 16th 16, 05:02 AM
dgk wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:19:30 -0800 (PST), Rusty >
> wrote:

>>On Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:03:52 PM UTC-5, dgk wrote:
>>> Baby, my fairly feral girl, was sitting on the night table as she
>>> often does in the morning, watching stuff outside and wishing she
>>> could be out there. Suddenly I heard a peculiar yip sound, I looked at
>>> her, and she was staring up the wall at a small lizard maybe 8' up. It
>>> was too high for me to easily coax into a cup or box, so I figured
>>> that I'd wait until something else happened.
>>>
>>> The lizard then moved up another 6" or so. Baby let out a pair of
>>> yips, and simply jumped 6' or so right up the wall, knocked the lizard
>>> to the floor, and the chase was on. I had no idea a cat could jump
>>> that high from a standing start.
>>>
>>> It was not really a fair contest and within a few seconds Baby had it
>>> in her mouth. Then she let it go, chased it, and so on. Finally she
>>> just watched it on the rug and I swooped in, picked it up, and
>>> transported it outside. It still had all its appendages and seemed in
>>> surprisingly good shape considering what had just happened. It was
>>> certainly still alive. I put it in the grass, wished it a good
>>> journey, and went back inside where I saw Baby looking all over for
>>> the lizard.
>>>
>>> Cats really are astonishingly hard wired killers, and sadistic as
>>> well. Maybe that's reading too much into it, there's probably a reason
>>> that they've evolved to play with their food, but Baby wasn't even
>>> hungry. She had no intention of eating it.
>>>
>>> Oh, while this was going on, Scooter watched carefully, taking notes.
>>> He closed in while Baby tortured the lizard, observing. All I can add
>>> is, I'm glad that I'm bigger than the kitties.
>>
>>Take a look at this picture of cat and a lizard
>>https://www.theweathernetwork.com/photos/view/animals/family/27740669

> Yikes - brave lizard.


That lizard doesn't know the cat is a predator, and the cat doesn't know
the lizard is food. Apparently, they're friends.

Joyce
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