This pigeon is protecting her baby kitten and will attack if you come near her


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/07/this-pigeon-is-protecting-her.html


#2

A dedicated pigeon-mother. But she’ll have a tough time with the whole mammals and their milk thing.


#3

She’ll be in for a surprise in a few months when that kitten grows up.


#4

That kitten is in for a lifetime of therapy.


#5

I was raised by wolves, so this isn’t a stretch for me.


#6

Usually, cats will remember who their fams are.


#7

Maybe she’s just saving it for later.


#8

Without milk, that kittens not growing up.


#9

Papasamulus!


#10

(also @OrangeTide)

Nonsense. That is obviously a pigeon of means - look at how fancy its nest is. It can definitely afford a wet nurse to feed the kitten.


#11

Hmmm… the kitten looks old enough to have been weaned; while endearing, I’m not sure this story has a good ending…


#12

I don’t necessarily think it does, i doubt the kitten would attack the pigeon and i’m sure that it is smart enough to look for food provided by the humans taking care of it and the birds.


#13

Intentionally? Probably not, given that the little guy seems cool having the pigeon perched on top on him in the first place. But kittens play hella rough, and they grow rapidly…


#14

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#15

The kitten isn’t looking too happy about this…


#16

But did you lick your lips and pounce on them once you had grown up?


#17

I was wondering why Sheridan was in royal blue, but then I remembered it was a blanket from the episode where he and Ivanova slept in the office because they wouldn’t pay the increased rent on their apartments.


#18

That kitten has stockholm syndrome


#19

It’s okay! Pigeons can produce a sort of milk too!


#20