Tag Archive for cats

Rare black bobcat confirmed in Canada

A mysterious photo appeared on Facebook showing what looked to be a solid black bobcat caught in a snare and dispatched by a trapper. The photo came with no hints of time, place or other details and was being posted in various places disconnected from a source. You could not see the hands of the…

Cats with jetpacks or something just as silly

Because if you strap something ON FIRE to a cat, he is obviously going to do what you anticipate… 16th-century manual shows ‘rocket cat’ weaponry. Fanciful illustrations from a circa-1530 manual on artillery and siege warfare seem to show jet packs strapped to the backs of cats and doves, with the German-language text helpfully advising…

Gruesome animal find in New Jersey driveway

This disturbing crime seems more complicated than just not liking cats. Mullane: Mystery of the decapitated cats. In a twisted mystery that has spooked a quiet Pemberton Township neighborhood, two black cats were decapitated, their intestines yanked out and wrapped around the animals’ hind legs. Then they were carefully placed in the driveway of a…

How nasty can cat poop be? Can it kill you?

Weird science: Kitty litter increases risk of suicide?. A small subset of suicide attempts may be linked to an infection that starts in the litter box. A new study suggests an association between Toxoplasma gondii and suicide attempts among women. As it turns out, about one-third of the population is walking around right now with…

Cats committing suicide? Not so fast.

Quake causes depression among cats of Turkey’s Van (PHOTOS) | Armenia News – NEWS.am. The powerful earthquake that hit Turkey’s Van City in 2011 also affected the psychology of the City’s cats. The cats are attempting to commit suicide on a regular basis, said Professor Abuzer Tas, a lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary Studies…

‘Black panther’ was a regular cat

Reported ‘black panther’ was a regular cat – UPI.com. A Louisiana wildlife official said a “black panther” reported near an office building outside of Covington was actually a domesticated cat. Maria Davidson, who manages the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries large carnivore program, said the feline, which was photographed Wednesday and reported to the…