Saturday, April 2, 2016

Cat confrontation

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Several outdoor cats come through "my" yard regularly.
When the females are in heat there is pandemonium around here.
Loud, eerie yowling!  Cats chasing each other up trees or onto roofs!
Hissy fits with real hissing. 
Violent fights, with two cats locked in battle.
Here in the photo, two even crouched outside my window screen, growling and staring each other down.
I chased them away before the fur could fly.
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(Linking to Camera Critters, still going strong after eight years.)
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12 comments:

Gosia k said...

cats somwetimes can be agressive but I love them

Dina said...

Gosia, I love cats too. Especially when they are acting normal, haha.

VP said...

This would be interesting to observe: it's the Middle East after all...

Dina said...

VP, wait, you mean Livornese cats don't act the same?? Or are you hinting at the Middle Eastern proclivity for harems?

sandyland said...

yep know it well except mine are so old now they do not bother

William Kendall said...

Cats are such adorable superior life forms, after all!

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

My (and I use that term loosely) stray cats, Tom and Princess have yet to return to our home in Greece. However, in their place we've had a band of the 'neighborhood boys' who have yowled and howled and fought their way through the yard several times. I guess it is a spring ritual!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I love cats, but this situation is less than ideal. Do you have organizations that help with feral cats?

Janis
GDP

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You have no idea how familiar this is to me also :) My two little ferals, who are spoiled rotten, regularly have to see fellow ferals off their property :) You lead an interesting life Dina, when I think we've been in this same house for the last thirty years. When we were growing up in Africa we moved so many times for my dad's work that I vowed when I had children they would grow up with the stability of long term friendships, and they have, but sometimes I wonder if it was all a little too safe, I hope not :)

crystal said...

I know how you feel. That's what it's like here too. Lots of stray cats in my neighborhood. I started feeding just one and now there are 9 ... eeek! I'm trying to get them all spayed and neutered but I still have a few more to catch.

Dina said...

Sandyland, :) yes, getting older has many advantages.

Friends, for all I know, these might be the neighbors' cats. I'm not going to mess with them. Stray cats are just a fact of life all over Israel. Most of them look surprisingly good. Some folks and some organizations would like to neuter them all, but it's a losing battle. Just too many.

Perth DP, stability is good for kids, I suppose. I had my several decades in the same place when I was wife and mother; I did my time.

Kay said...

I take it they were both males?