Domestic cat protects chickens as if they were her kittens

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The video is unsurprising to me although it is unusual because this domestic cat could treat these young chickens as prey animals rather than her offspring. It is unsurprising because I see so many of these sorts of videos in which the conventional roles of predator and prey are upturned and we have the maternal instinct taking over the relationship. But in order for this to happen these two species of animal must have been raised together because you have to train the brain to do the opposite to what a predator has inherited.

Domestic cat protects baby chickens as if they were her kittens
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1 thought on “Domestic cat protects chickens as if they were her kittens”

  1. Hi Michael,
    I ran across one of your old posts regarding a rare cat sighting.
    I’ve seen this type of cat just recently and can’t find any information on it across the internet. Do you have any additional information?

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