Watch: Kitty thinks it can scare a rat, but the rat turns out to be the bully who goes after the cat


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/07/watch-kitty-thinks-it-can-sca.html


#2


#3

If not today, then when?


#4

The best part is how some passersby are completely oblivious to the drama playing out right there on the street in front of them.


#5

Maybe tomorrow.

The rat probably had a super terrible day at his rat job and he just had enough.


#6

That was great, thanks for sharing. I find it very peculiar that passersby are very relaxed about this. I guess a rat is a common sight in Luxembourg.
For those interested, this is exactly where it happened: https://goo.gl/maps/MgfJPAfzpWm


#7

That’s a pretty recent-looking house that Jack built.


#8

Toxoplasmosis gondii overachiever :grey_question:


#9

The rat race can be tough.


#10

You had one job


#11

Rat’s don’t give a rats ass.


#12

All it takes is one solid nip to the nose to turn that predator into a scaredy cat.


#13

Evolution in action.


#14

ISTR that even among cats kept for pest control, most won’t seriously challenge rats, preferring the easier prey of mice and chipmunks.


#15

Not all cats are created equal. Until recently I had 2, one would have done exactly like the cat in the vid, the other (who passed) would have had that rat dead in seconds. He bagged a squirrel even as he was circling the drain, a true badass.


#16

Fake.

  • How did they know to even start recording this?
  • Yeah, right, the rat chased the cat directly towards the camera.
  • Rat pursues past the point of its own safety.
  • Suspiciously photogenic maximum contrast cat.

Do they think we are so gullible? Sheesh.


#17

Exactly what is was thinking. From the Wiki article:

T. gondii has been shown to alter the behavior of infected rodents in ways that increase the rodents’ chances of being preyed upon by felids.[10][13][14] Support for this “manipulation hypothesis” stems from studies showing T. gondii -infected rats have a decreased aversion to cat urine.[10]


#18

To be fair, that was a Rodent of Unusual Size.


#19

Any chance those two are anipals?

If not,

Who shall bell the cat?

I nominate that rat!


#20

You fail as a cat!