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He's no scaredy-cat! Angry feline who took on an alligator
DailyMail ^ | January 24, 2012 | Mike O'brien

Posted on 01/24/2012 7:29:16 AM PST by aldabra

It looks like a good way for this cat to become a tasty snack.

But when the bold feline decided to take on an alligator in New Orleans, he came out remarkably intact.

He chose to take on the reptile at an wildlife park just as it was trying to eat some chicken, and began raining blows on its snout. ...

The cat may be the bravest or most stupid you've ever seen and a cynic may argue that the gator has been trained not to attack.

But who's ever heard of a trained alligator?

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: alligator; cat; kitty; kittyping
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Mine!


That's what you think!

Video at link.

1 posted on 01/24/2012 7:29:23 AM PST by aldabra
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To: Slings and Arrows

kitty ping


2 posted on 01/24/2012 7:30:42 AM PST by aldabra
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To: aldabra

I couldn’t watch all of it. Stupid humans laughing in the background and encouraging the cat.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 7:37:09 AM PST by lysie
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To: lysie

What would make you think a cat would interpret human laughter as encouragement? Any proof, anywhere? Please don’t project human emotions and feelings upon lesser creatures.
Bambi syndrome strikes again!


4 posted on 01/24/2012 7:44:01 AM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: aldabra

Many cats have had their common-sense defensiveness bred out of them. It’s how they get eaten by coyotes where I live...


5 posted on 01/24/2012 7:44:30 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: lysie

No kidding. Sissy-voiced, dim-witted morons hoping to see some blood in their spare time.

But you have to watch it all the way through (turn down the sound of the idiots, if you must). You’ll be pleased.


6 posted on 01/24/2012 7:44:50 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: aldabra
 

 

7 posted on 01/24/2012 7:48:12 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: aldabra

I think kitty is lucky the gator had the chicken to eat. Nevertheless, cats are pretty darn quick and agile. I have my doubts the gator could have done anything more than scare the heck out of kitty even if he’d tried.


8 posted on 01/24/2012 7:48:40 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: aldabra; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...


9 posted on 01/24/2012 7:51:06 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Doulos1
Please don’t project human emotions and feelings upon lesser creatures.

Our family cat likes to sleep on top of the television. Once she streatched and yawned causing her to fall off the television; and, we all roared with laughter. She then humped up an hissed at each of us in turn. She knew full well we were laughing at her.

Lesser creatures are more than some would like to think.

10 posted on 01/24/2012 7:53:28 AM PST by GingisK
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To: lysie

I watched all of it and was also shocked that no one jumped in to save the cat...and yes, they just sat back waiting for the cat to be killed. People can really suck.


11 posted on 01/24/2012 7:53:55 AM PST by Fawn (NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT!)
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To: lysie

I’m not a big “cat person,” but this is a stupid situation. This cat must be starving or some human dropped it into this situation. Either way, it is sad, not entertaining.


12 posted on 01/24/2012 7:56:28 AM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
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13 posted on 01/24/2012 7:57:56 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thanks for posting those pics. I remember that story. A cat in NJ treed a black bear.


14 posted on 01/24/2012 7:58:48 AM PST by aldabra
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To: aldabra

“But who’s ever heard of a trained alligator?”

Yeah, really! I think crocodilians rank somewhere below felines on trainability.


15 posted on 01/24/2012 8:02:44 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("No. But I will.")
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To: aldabra

“But who’s ever heard of a trained alligator?”

Yeah, really! I think crocodilians rank somewhere below felines on trainability.


16 posted on 01/24/2012 8:03:03 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("No. But I will.")
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To: GingisK

I’ve had cats knock down and break something. Quick as a flash they are on the other side of the room, casually grooming, and looking around, as if to say ‘how did that happen?’


17 posted on 01/24/2012 8:03:34 AM PST by aldabra
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To: aldabra

Just try teaching an alligator to “Sit!”. There was a month wasted before I realized that an alligator’s knees don’t work the right way. And “Fetch!”.....forget about it. Self-centered, greedy critters.


18 posted on 01/24/2012 8:05:18 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SkyDancer

Don’t mess with Kitteh.


19 posted on 01/24/2012 8:08:58 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: aldabra
A cat in NJ treed a black bear.

Twice, actually. ;^)

20 posted on 01/24/2012 8:10:46 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

I watched without the sound. Still, the event very well could have gone the other way. To me, it would be like someone watching a cat attempt to eat rat poison. What’s the thrill?


21 posted on 01/24/2012 8:17:06 AM PST by lysie
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To: lysie

A spunky (to say the least) cat bluffs an alligator away from the food and back into the drink.

I love cats and got a kick out of this tough little stray.

Beyond that, ma’am, I have no idea what might thrill you, nor do I care in the least.

Have a nice day.


22 posted on 01/24/2012 8:57:09 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: aldabra

With all the notice this film clip has received, I suspect we will see the 2 players starring in a sequel. Dollars to donuts the next episode will have a different ending......


23 posted on 01/24/2012 9:18:31 AM PST by wrench
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To: Slings and Arrows
My two cats would have double teamed the alligator. One would distract it while the other grabbed the chicken.

They chase each other all day long, but when it comes to food they stand united.

They bamboozled me out of a can of tuna the other day.

24 posted on 01/24/2012 9:36:48 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Fightin Whitey
I should have been more clear.

The thrill comment was meant for the people watching and encouraging the cat.

This is our spunky guy.


25 posted on 01/24/2012 9:40:13 AM PST by lysie
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Bamboozled! ROFL

I have a friend who found a 5 lb female cat trying to haul away a 30 lb frozen turkey thawing in the kitchen.


26 posted on 01/24/2012 9:44:00 AM PST by aldabra
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To: Focault's Pendulum

The only thing my cats agree on is that my sleeping body is a great platform on which to have their squabbles.


27 posted on 01/24/2012 9:45:22 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: lysie

Beautiful kitty. How did you ever get kitty to wear a Santa hat?


28 posted on 01/24/2012 9:47:42 AM PST by aldabra
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To: aldabra

If an alligator gobbles up a cat does the alligator end up having to hack up a hair ball? Inquiring minds want to know.


29 posted on 01/24/2012 9:58:12 AM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: aldabra
Thank you.

My daughter did it. Trust me. She's spunkier than he is. She scares me sometimes. Ha! LOL

30 posted on 01/24/2012 10:01:14 AM PST by lysie
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To: Focault's Pendulum

LOL! Get the feeling you are kept for your thumbs? ;)


31 posted on 01/24/2012 10:26:58 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: lysie

Thank you Lysie for the kind message and the great picture.

The darndest thing is that I have a spunky one myself who is the spit ‘n’ image of your little Santa’s helper, right up to and including the deep golden eyes.

Mine does have a small white spot on his chest, and a couple white hairs just between his eyes, but otherwise he’s a ringer for yours. Hop (his name) started out as a feral kitty whose momma abandoned him out here by the house...I eventually live-trapped both of them, separately of course, and had them spayed/neutered. While Momma took off to continue the wild life little Hop took his taste of civilization and decided it was for him.

He has lived inside ever since (though he gets out to play for long periods most days), the only one of our several feral cats to make such an adjustment. They tell me it’s rare for a wild one to become so domesticated, and it makes the bond all the stronger, going both ways.

Again, I so appreciate the word from you and the photo. Thanks for reaching out.


32 posted on 01/24/2012 10:33:52 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: chris_bdba
LOL! Get the feeling you are kept for your thumbs? ;)

That and belly rubs.

33 posted on 01/24/2012 10:34:28 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: aldabra

I saw a cat do that once, once !


34 posted on 01/24/2012 10:37:21 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Slings and Arrows
Bears and alligators, faced down by a little pussy cat. Amazing! I saw the bear photos before, but not the alligator video. Whew!  
35 posted on 01/24/2012 10:45:29 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

You just know that the alligator’s buddies are giving him [CENSORED] about this.


36 posted on 01/24/2012 10:51:43 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He’ll never live it down. How long do they live? Forty or more years. That poor guy. Razzed forever.


37 posted on 01/24/2012 11:35:53 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Slings and Arrows
You just know they would make a GIF eventually...:)


38 posted on 01/24/2012 12:41:20 PM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Daffynition

http://users.wolfcrews.com/toys/vikings/


39 posted on 01/24/2012 12:44:25 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: Daffynition

Good GIF, that.


40 posted on 01/24/2012 1:15:37 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

:-)


41 posted on 01/24/2012 1:19:35 PM PST by lysie
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To: Slings and Arrows
Please Lord.....don't give kittehs opposable thumbs.

Amen.

42 posted on 01/24/2012 1:24:55 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: rolling_stone

LOL...**Valhalla I am coming!**


43 posted on 01/24/2012 1:53:06 PM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: lysie; Fightin Whitey

What a gorgeous kittay!


44 posted on 01/24/2012 3:54:10 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“...my sleeping body is a great platform on which to have their squabbles.” Our two blondes enjoy the “Oooff!” sound that results from their jumping from a high perch onto one of our solar plexi (plexuses? plexii?)


45 posted on 01/24/2012 3:59:15 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Silentgypsy

Thank you.


46 posted on 01/24/2012 5:25:14 PM PST by lysie
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To: GingisK
Our family cat likes to sleep on top of the television. Once she streatched and yawned causing her to fall off the television; and, we all roared with laughter. She then humped up an hissed at each of us in turn. She knew full well we were laughing at her.

Lesser creatures are more than some would like to think.


I know my cat, Whitey (she was born white except for grey ears and tail, she now looks like a Snowshoe Cat with blue eyes) once saw Obama on TV and she hissed and swatted at him on the screen.
47 posted on 01/24/2012 7:23:37 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Holodeck Computer: End Obama Administration simulation program, NOW!!!!)
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To: Nowhere Man
...once saw Obama on TV and she hissed and swatted at him on the screen.

Now, there is a cat with high intelligence! Cats might be able to read minds, even from a distance.

48 posted on 01/24/2012 7:28:07 PM PST by GingisK
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To: Daffynition; Slings and Arrows; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; JulieRNR21

Check Posting #30! It makes me proud to be a cat lover.


49 posted on 02/03/2012 4:46:54 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Cat: the other, other white meat.


50 posted on 02/03/2012 5:37:25 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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