Mother cat grabs her newborn kitten by the scruff of the neck

Mother cat grabs her newborn kitten by the scruff of the neck. Photo (believed) by Ilya Varlamov on Flickr

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Someone on Flickr has been lifting photos online and presenting them as his own on Flickr. This is one example. I am presuming that this excellent photo has passed into the public domain. If not please tell me and I’ll do something about it.

It has received a lot of views on Flickr because it catches the eye as it looks like the mother is eating her young. This is not the case. The mother is grabbing the newborn by the scruff to move him/her.