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#6324188 - 09/13/18 10:20 AM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
odiferous Offline
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Registered: 08/23/18
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Loc: Central, NY
Very informative read, thank you.

I had this difference in hunting styles impressed on me while following tracks in the snow. The cats had more of a tendency to hunt right through the thick stuff and I've seen where coyotes and fox too, would circle outside of the thicker areas and down wind trying to pick up scent in the thickets and slamming on the breaks and going into sneak mode when they do. I've followed their tracks to where they took a big jump and caught rabbits after all this.

Thanks again Lazarus. The info you pass along here, is much appreciated.
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#6324201 - 09/13/18 10:49 AM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
virgil1972 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/17
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Loc: Wisconsin
Very nice read. I did not know all that.

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#6324217 - 09/13/18 11:20 AM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
mainer Offline
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Great content and well written, Laz! The "arms race" metaphor is a nice way of illustrating the co-evolution of predator/prey species, especially in terms of behavior. Thank you!
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#6324236 - 09/13/18 11:52 AM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
Vinke Offline
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Where can I buy the audiobook on this post
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#6324239 - 09/13/18 11:53 AM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
hippie Offline
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#6325138 - 09/14/18 04:56 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
glf Offline
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One reason for their slow gait has to do with how they detect prey. Cats, and most every other predator, visually detect prey.

I have watched cats hunt. I think they also listen closely for prey sounds. They also use their nose more than most give them credit for.

Just my observation.

Thank you for sharing. I have learned a lot from your posts.

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#6325159 - 09/14/18 05:32 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
snowy Offline
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That was good.

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#6325169 - 09/14/18 05:55 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: glf]
Lazarus Offline
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Loc: Nevadafornia
Originally Posted By: glf
One reason for their slow gait has to do with how they detect prey. Cats, and most every other predator, visually detect prey.

I have watched cats hunt. I think they also listen closely for prey sounds. They also use their nose more than most give them credit for.

Just my observation.

Thank you for sharing. I have learned a lot from your posts.


Agreed. Watch those ears when they hunt . . . they are constantly turning like radar towers, always listening for the slightest sound.
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#6326668 - 09/16/18 05:21 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
coolbrze Offline
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Registered: 02/15/07
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Loc: VA
Good info. Got a bunch of bobcats on trail cam this year on a new property. Going to hit them hard this Winter, well at least try to...

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#6326952 - 09/16/18 09:58 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
coloradocat Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
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Loc: Western Colorado
Great job mister!!!!! Good read.
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#6328810 - 09/19/18 03:29 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
Lazarus Offline
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Registered: 03/21/12
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Loc: Nevadafornia
Here are some examples of common patterns that I imagine cats are on the lookout for as they hunt.




Edited by Lazarus (09/19/18 03:37 PM)
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#6328813 - 09/19/18 03:37 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
Lazarus Offline
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Loc: Nevadafornia
And my attempts to mimic nature.

Top: Chukar
Lower left: Guinea
Lower Right: Turkey

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#6328825 - 09/19/18 04:01 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
TONY.F Online   content
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Tracy that's ingenius I saw the ones Michael bought! I thought that guy is a genius! No more water logged feathers!
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#6328857 - 09/19/18 04:56 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
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Registered: 02/11/14
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Those are cool. What are those on?

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#6328860 - 09/19/18 05:02 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
Lazarus Offline
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5 lb Tyvek
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#6328960 - 09/19/18 07:52 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
adam m Online   content
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Sweet. Looks good

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#6329045 - 09/19/18 09:39 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
trapper les Offline
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Great read !
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#6329051 - 09/19/18 09:44 PM Re: Why cats do this . . . [Re: Lazarus]
saskbone Offline
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Registered: 04/29/12
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Loc: Muskrat Lake,Saskatchewan
Meow! Tracey my cats thank you! Me not so much lol

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