I have decide that this is a bat. This ginger tabby is inside what appears to be a public covered area of some sort. Perhaps it is part of a shopping mall or a transport system (rail or air). Also inside this area is a trapped bat (or bird). The bat wants to escape and the cat is feverishly interested in catching it. What an opportunity for a cat for a bit of excitement and he shows it. He chases wildly around and then conveniently the bat is on a path towards the cat who jumps up like the famed caracal to catch the bat in mid-flight.
This cat needs to be invited to the combine this yearpic.twitter.com/DqF76SqTsu
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 17, 2019
The caracal is the world’s best feline vertical jumper in terms of catching flying birds. They specialise in it. It is a video which could only have been created because a couple of ‘intruders’ happened to be inside a public building at the same time. They both should not have been there I suspect unless someone – a caretaker – let the cat inside deliberately to catch the bat as a convenient way of getting rid of it.
The movements of the flying creature – sharp turns etc. – indicate a bat to me but I happy to be corrected. The video is unclear.
The domestic cat has all the attributes of its wild cousins. They are not always demonstrated especially in full-time indoor environments but they are there ready to be expressed.