A day in the life of a wild feline involves stalking apprehending and eating many small prey items a day. Here are some interesting things about cat stalking behavior.
If a cat leaps from loose or rocky ground the results can range from comical to dangerous.
Cat stalking prey. Kapper outdoors 1 563 266 views. Cats stalk as part of their hunting routine. Vashi loves to go outside on his leash occasionally he will find something to stalk or chase.
As cats are born hunters they often kill live prey such as mice or birds. While this looks cruel the cat is acting in self preservation rather than malice. Stealthily tracking prey is an essential step in a cat s pursuit of food.
With their silent gait laser like focus keen senses and flexible body structure cats are natural stalkers. Usually when cats walk they alternate their back legs but when jumping or pouncing they use both together says dr. However in our homes the closest thing to prey is a stuffed mouse or toy.
Here is a video of our large f2 savannah cat vashi stalking his prey. In this video vashi is sneaking. Before killing a small animal a cat will seemingly play with it first.
Cats might also be wiggling to test the strength of the ground before they leap. Beautiful bobcat in our yard as our cat runs in the house. Bobcats stalking prey behind our home in hendersonville nc.
Apprehension consists of chasing whatever humans are willing to drag around and eating is an anticlimactic affair in which the bowl just sits there and seems to fill itself.