posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 01:13 AM
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
A cat versus a rooster is one of things we call down here "rooster wins." But against a hen? Different story. That cat caught a weasel, which would
easily be able to take down a hen.
The thing a lot of people forget is that cats are lazy... they're not going to go hunting for real as long as they have food available for just
meowing. They'll chase, and if the prey is small enough, they'll catch... ours cats over the years have caught mice, rats, lizards... and never ate
one (maybe a nibble here and there). They just caught it out of instinct, but they really weren't interested in it for food.
I saw ours one night when it was inside the house (before we moved to this house) chasing something around, leaping and twisting in midair. I finally
realized it was a bird that had gotten inside and was desperately trying to get away from the cat. Finally it tried going down the hall, the cat
followed, I heard a commotion, and the cat came back out of the hallway with a bird in its mouth. It carried it around, played with it a while (until
we could get it away), and then forgot about it and went to sleep.
But let a cat go without food for a week or two, and it changes its behavior greatly. When it gets serious, a cat can take down a full grown hen and
will eat most of it. They're starving and they still have that predatory streak when they need it, as opposed to Fluffy who is well fed and just wants
to play with her food instead of eat it.