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    I think they just like things that move. Our cat goes nuts for a fluffy thing on the end of a piece of string.

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    Tim - what a fascinating shot. I trust that there was no untoward outcome for cat or snake. My two cats have never encountered a real snake, but they do seem to reserve a particular type of behaviour for long sinuous objects that they encounter with the curiosity and arching of the back as seen in your photo.

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    When he was younger, and a bit faster, my cat regularly brought home Slow Worm tails. When threatened, they shed the tip of their tails which keep wriggling. A predator, like my half witted cat, pounces on the tail while the 'snake' escapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Tim - what a fascinating shot. I trust that there was no untoward outcome for cat or snake. My two cats have never encountered a real snake, but they do seem to reserve a particular type of behaviour for long sinuous objects that they encounter with the curiosity and arching of the back as seen in your photo.

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    Unfortunately the snake (Leopard snake) was already dead. It was by the side of the road, probably hit by a car but the young cat wasn’t taking any chances.

    My cats sometimes bring live snakes into the house and let them go. We once had a Leopard snake appear from under the computer keyboard; that gave the wife a fright

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    Re: Play thing

    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Tim - what a fascinating shot. I trust that there was no untoward outcome for cat or snake. My two cats have never encountered a real snake, but they do seem to reserve a particular type of behaviour for long sinuous objects that they encounter with the curiosity and arching of the back as seen in your photo.

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    Not only cats. We had hens on the farm and throw them some left-over rice and they would eat it in a henly manner. Peck, peck and all that. But....throw them some left-over spaghetti and they'd go nutso - leaping and squarking and flapping their wings at each other to get in FIRST!! No doubt at all that they thought I was throwing them a nice, big clump of worms.

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    A few days ago I watched one of our hens swallow a mouse whole!

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