African wild cat dives 30 feet out of tree followed by chasing Caracal

Caracal chases African wild cat out of tree and follows
Caracal chases African wild cat out of tree and follows. Video screenshot.
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This caracal is hunting the African wild cat. The former is larger and more formidable than the latter but not by a lot. Clearly though the caracal considers the African wild cat prey. The wild cat climbs a tree to try and escape. The caracal follows forcing the wild cat to jump from the top. This looks like about 30 feet. He/she lands okay and makes off at top speed but the caracal also dives from the tree and follows catching the wild cat. We don’t see the end but it appears that the caracal got his prey. It is not common in my experience to see one wild cat preying upon another. Both leaps are highly impressive showing us the amazing agility of the cat in general.

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3 thoughts on “African wild cat dives 30 feet out of tree followed by chasing Caracal”

  1. Yes I’m learning first hand that cats can and do prey on each other. My neighbor has a Bengal who goes toward my cats without hesitation. She is on leash and obeys when restrained, but isn’t dissuaded from lunging repeatedly. She does the low crouch, the wiggle butt, the dilated pupils, the whole thing. My cats? They don’t hesitate to run, of course. They are separated by our street. Mine were curious about “TigerLily” at first, but after being chased once and my cautioning them not to engage, they stay clear. I asked about the name and pointed out that tigers have stripes, not spots, but they paid $2,000 for her so… For a family that wasn’t die-hard cat fans, it was an interesting purchase.

    • Perhaps people who are not cat fans are more prone to adopting (purchasing) an attractive ‘object’ such as the Bengal cat. True fans are less concerned with appearance. Bengal cat behavior can be tricky. There is a potential issue there. I had this weird notion that wild cats don’t prey on each other in the interests of preserving the family of cats. A survival thing.

      • This Bengal is young and inexperienced. My cats don’t look like her (no spots) so she may think they are fair game; but I think she’s primarily just curious.


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