The Secret World of a Tabby Cat Criminal

Of course I’m joking. This tabby cat is not a criminal. But he has been filmed and in human parlance he is engaging in an act of theft: criminal behaviour. What is charming is that he takes the plush toy (a tiger?) to a quiet, secret spot where no one can see him and he plays with it.

PS-I have made a presumption which could well be incorrect. I have presumed that the plush toy does not belong to this cat. It may belong to him. But I suspect that it belongs to a child and that this cat is part of a family of which the child is also a part.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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4 Responses

  1. Sarah Hartwell says:

    Batman does this when I feed titbits. The others eat food where it falls (I scatter feed the tibits for them to forage) and Batman picks up his find and walks a few metres away, looking very much the “brave hunter.”

    • Michael Broad says:

      When my cat successfully hunts a mouse for example and I tryd to get it off him (rarely do I try this) he growls at me and runs off with it telling me in no uncertain terms that I am not to have it as it is his prey and that he is going to eat it.

  2. Susan Gort says:

    Love it! A couple of my furkids do the same thing-only they have hiding places in the house, as they don’t go outside.

    • Michael Broad says:

      I love the purposeful way in which this cat carries his “prey” to a quiet spot where he can play with it. It is the essence of cat behaviour. The wildcat is there for all to see.

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