Hunter and Prey

My cat Hurry, on the job in the back yard. He's caught a roof rat and is determined to take it somewhere he can sit down and guard.

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  • DJuniorFan 8y

    Way to go, kitty! Nice catch, BJ!
  • John 8y

    Great Life & Death drama in this photo, Sis!
    Big kudos to Hurri, teerribly sorry for the family of the mousie :)
    I remember you were on the phone with me when this photo op presented itself. Glad you posted it!
  • cobalt123 8y

    Yes, all my shots were taken while I was holding the cellphone to my ear while shooting with one hand, LOL.
  • Anikó 8y

    This is a master-cat!
    The World Through My Eyes
  • Daniel Greene 8y

    Love it! The rat looks like it's still alive in your cat's mouth (I see an open eye).
  • cobalt123 8y

    Yes, at this point and for another 1/2 hour, the roof rat was still alive. Then the drama of catch and release happened, repeatedly, until Hurry lost interest when the little fellow finally quit moving.
  • ScottS101 8y

    Good Kitty! They are so proud when they display their hunting prowess.
  • sallylondon 8y

    I loved your story of how you captured the capture!!! What a great photo.
    Thanks for posting in the 'Yippee, I caught it!' theme at:
    The World Through My Eyes
  • Pegster22 8y

    Can you send your kitty to my house?? I could use him to get rid of a few rats in area. LOL Great shot!
  • avyakata 8y

    I could tell from the thumb he'd caught something and he was quite proud of himself. The little varmint does look rather despondent. I love how the stillness of the grass and the motion of the cat have been reversed with this shot.
  • kdsglass 8y

    Good kitty!! It's amazing how primal our pets can look when they've captured prey.
  • T Glow 8y

    ..........superb capture !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Mr. Greenjeans 8y

    Great catch...pun intended...^+^!!!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • --Tico-- 8y

    The cat looks determined not to be distracted by you taking photographs...a real hunter at work!
  • W9JIM 8y

    Nice shot!
  • Sean Duan 8y

    great catch! ;-)
  • Lisa Marie Perez 8y

    awww he brought you a gift..
  • Dreamheart(Danielle W.) 7y

    My cat can only catch baby mice! I feel bad for the babys but she looks so proud when she catches one. Nice shot!
  • me-likey 5y

    Thanks for using a CC license! Your photo was used here:
  • Swamp Angel 4y

    Reminds me of my good, ol' cat, Heathcliff some thirty-odd years ago. When he was a kitten, he would come in to the yard each evening with some type of prey that he had caught which was generally at least TWICE his size. I guess it paid off for him since he reached a lean, mean weight of 26 pounds (hardly any fat to be seen on his frame - the neighbors said our cats were mutants). I miss that ol' cat.
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