Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mating season

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The sound of feline commotion high in the wild sumac tree outside my door sent me scampering for my camera, hoping for Camera-Critters fodder.
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There was high-pitched screaming and deep-throated growling and death-defying acts of aerial balancing.
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"Hissy fit" and "catfight" came to mind, although those terms I think refer to females only.



I feared my favorite girl-cat was going to take a nose dive.
Enlarge the photo and you see her front claws in the wood, hanging on for dear life, with hind legs and tail up in the air.
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In the end both cats got down safely and simmered down.
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4 comments:

Spiderdama said...

hehe, well captured. Cute cats

spacedlaw said...

They have a king of rough seduction. Good capture.

Kay said...

I thought they did this only in spring. I guess mating season can be anytime?

Dina said...

Spacedlaw, hehe yes, or she is playing "hard to get."

Kay, I read that the female cats have estrus very 14-21 days and it lasts 7-10 days.