Squirrel plays with cat

November 7, 2014 • 2:53 pm

It’s the end of a long week, I have finished the copyedits of the Albatross, and I’ve prepared an evolution talk for Truman State in Missouri (where I head Monday), and so it’s time to kick back with a drink and a FELID.  Here’s this Friday’s offering:

Don’t ask me the circumstances here: a predator playing with its prey, and the prey being fearless. The video’s notes may have the explanation:

Parents had a pet baby squirrel who ran away once he was full grown. He comes back to visit every once in a while though. This time he got reaquainted with his old friend! 🙂

One person I showed this to suggested that the squirrel might have had salacious intent, but I refuse to believe that!

13 thoughts on “Squirrel plays with cat

  1. No salacious intent. This is definitely a case of pure play. You know for sure when the cat turns over. Hardly a defensive move on the felid’s part! Amazing.

  2. The squirrel has no salacious intent. Its playing. Probably a juvenile who would, at that age, be playing with its nest mates. However, the cat seems to be a female in heat.

  3. I wonder what the cat, now acclimated to at least one squirrel, would do if another one popped up on the roof?

  4. If the squirrel had any salacious intent he would have gone straight for the neck, he went for the butt and that weird spot in front of the tail that makes cats pull a funny face. He knew what he was doing, all play.

    When I first read this post I read it as “…and so it’s time to sit back and drink a FELID.”

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