Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mating season

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.
There was high-pitched screaming and deep-throated growling and death-defying acts of aerial balancing.
"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.
In the end both cats got down safely and simmered down.


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.