Turkeys circling dead cat video


This 3 March 2017 video from Massachusetts in the USA says about itself:

Why These Turkeys Circling A Dead Cat Remind Us How Amazing Nature Can Be

Jonathon Davis was on his way to work when he came upon the bizarre scene. A flock of more than 15 turkeys were filmed circling around a dead cat in the middle of a busy road Thursday outside Boston. Animal Planet‘s David Mizejewski spoke to Inside Edition about the awkward video. Davis posted the video on Twitter with the caption: “These turkeys trying to give this cat its tenth life” and it went viral in a flash. Some are calling it a “death dance.”

Good Iberian lynx news


This 2016 video is called Iberian Lynx | Full Documentary.

From the Olive Press in Spain:

Endangered Iberian lynxes making comeback in Spain

A total of 440 Iberian lynxes are thought to have been living in the country in 2016, up from 404 the previous year

By Chloe Glover (Reporter)

21 Jan, 2017

AN ENDANGERED big cat is making a comeback in Spain.

A total of 440 Iberian lynxes are thought to have been living in the country in 2016, up from 404 the previous year.

The good news was revealed by Andalucia’s Junta, which is co-ordinating a national re-introduction programme.

It said the biggest concentration can now be found in the Montes de Toledo in Castilla La Mancha.

Numbers have also increased in the Andalusian zones of Guarrizas in Jaen and Guadalmellato in Cordoba.

Programme co-ordinators hope that figures will increase further this year when 40 lynxes will be released across five provinces.

Lynxes have been struggling to survive on their own due to a disease that is wiping out rabbits, their primary food source.

Cats and birds in the USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

5 December 2016

Peter Marra, head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, talks about the threats free-ranging cats pose to biodiversity and public health throughout the world, and proposes possible solutions to this thorny problem. Marra’s new book, Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer, covers mounting scientific evidence that in the U.S. alone, free-ranging cats are killing birds and other animals by the billions. For more information, see our FAQ page, Outdoor Cats And Their Effects On Birds.

Magpie drives away cat, video


This 25 November 2016 video shows a magpie driving a cat out of a tree.

H.J. Brem in the Netherlands made this video.

Black bear, feral cat in North Carolina, USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

9 November 2016

A wily feral cat and a big Black Bear share the same game trails at night high in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

Cat kills rare dusky thrush


The rare thrush, dead, photo by Jacqueline Boersema

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Cat kills rare dusky thrush

Today, 14:53

The rare dusky thrush (Turdus eunomus) that was signaled on Wednesday for the first time in Beijum [in Groningen] is dead. A local resident found the animal dead this morning in the garden. Her cat had killed the bird, which had caused so much enthusiasm among birders.

The dusky thrush is a protected species. On Tuesday it was spotted for the first time.

Bird watchers were delighted about the bird and looked for the animal in Groningen city. The resident Ms Boersema resident was surprised by the birdwatchers. “I came out of the bathroom and looked out the window. I saw there were suddenly 150 birders.”

This morning the dusky thrush was in her garden. Lifeless. “I was shocked and thought it cannot be … ?!” When she compared the dead bird with a recent photo, she concluded that it was indeed the rare Siberian dusky thrush.

She suspects that her cat has caught the bird and left the prey for her. For the time being the protected thrush is in a bowl. The Beijum woman will not bury it yet. “Maybe some taxidermist wants it,” she told RTV Noord.

The thrush when it was still alive, photo by DvhN/ Jos Welbedacht and Marcel van Kammen

This bird species had been seen in the Netherlands only twice before: in 1899 and in 1955. They nest in Siberia and usually winter in South East Asia.

Dogs, cats new world records


This video says about itself:

Most tricks by a cat in one minute – Meet the Record Breakers

7 September 2016

Didga the Australian skateboarding cat and her owner Robert performed a total of 20 tricks in one minute to earn themselves a place in the Guinness World Records 2017 book.

Didga, who was adopted from a cat shelter, can even take on the challenge of a real skateboarding park.

The tricks include:

1. Sit
2. Give left paw
3. High-five
4. Give right paw
5. Wave
6. Sit-up
7. Lay down
8. Go onto one-side
9. Roll-over
10. Back to sit
11. Stand
12. Shuffle right
13. Shuffle left
14. Spin 360
15. Come (walk to me)
16. Stop
17. Step on the coin
18. Jump into hands
19. Go from hand, down to knee, then onto the skateboard
20. While the board is moving, jump over the bar and land back onto the board, a.k.a. “hippy-jump”

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Ludo from South Yorkshire is the longest cat in the world. “Because he is 118 centimeters long, he is very clumsy,” says his owner. “He often tries to hide, but cannot.” Ludo is of the Maine Coon breed. …

And Lizzy is the biggest dog in the world. This Great Dane in Florida is 96 centimeters high. She is so large she cannot eat from her tray if it is on the ground. Therefore, the tray is always put on a chair.