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Woman Attacked by Her House Cat

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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 08:44 PM
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Woman Attacked by Her House Cat


An Idaho woman suffers bites and bruises after her pet cat attacked her.


Alternative (to ABC website) Video

Ummm.....okay!

If I had to guess, this cat was in distress for whatever reason. I think had she just left the cat alone she'd be okay. I was always taught never to approach an animal that is injured because of this reason right here.




posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:04 PM
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I once unknowingly frightened a cat of mine who was performing a threat display for the benefit of a dog that was hidden from my view by the corner of the house. I came up to the cat with a walkman headset on my head, so I couldn't hear her yowling and went to pet per, and she spun around and jumped on me, digging all twenty of her claws into my arm. I let out a scream that was heard six blocks away!!! Cats are temperamental creatures with shockingly quick reflexes and instincts that are much closer to the surface than most domesticated creatures. This just happens sometimes. I recommend a well-stocked first aid kit and remembering to keep the gate shut.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:06 PM
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Originally posted by UberL33t
If I had to guess, this cat was in distress for whatever reason. I think had she just left the cat alone she'd be okay. I was always taught never to approach an animal that is injured because of this reason right here.



I think you're right. Cats don't normally attack people unless they've been instigated or if they are sick or frightened.

From the woman's description, I would say that the cat must have been suffering from some sort of attack (maybe a stroke or something) when she tried to pick it up. The cat probably felt it was under attack and when she picked it up, the fight or flight response took over.

It's a shame the report doesn't go into the cat's medical condition or even speculate on what may have brought on the attack. I hope someone gives the cat a thorough medical examination before they jump to conclusions and just put it to sleep.

In the end, the report comes off as a warning that cats can turn on you at any point, which is very misleading IMO.

Show me a few dozen more stories of cats suddenly turning on their owners before I'll believe this is a real threat. I doubt that even a handful of other cases could be found, and most of those could probably be explained by illness or disease.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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You call that an attack? Pfffft. It probably just wanted a cheeseburger.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:19 PM
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The woman has too much fats. It's trying to tell her, "go slim down and give me and my babies more food!".



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:51 PM
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Our cat wakes up about 4am, gets bored around 430am then paws at the closet door until one of us plays with it, if we don't, it attacks my wifes head. I find very humorous, my wife, not so much. Cats will attack as a form of play, out of boredom, fear, injury, or maybe because the are are angry, evil balls of fur and claws that are sent from the underworld to torment humans and balls of yarn.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 10:37 PM
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Originally posted by jacksmoke
Our cat wakes up about 4am, gets bored around 430am then paws at the closet door until one of us plays with it, if we don't, it attacks my wifes head. I find very humorous, my wife, not so much. Cats will attack as a form of play, out of boredom, fear, injury, or maybe because the are are angry, evil balls of fur and claws that are sent from the underworld to torment humans and balls of yarn.


Wow! My cat used to do this to me! Just out of nowhere---he'd run up and bite my arm and run away quickly. I was afraid to take a nap if he is inside house. That was when it started happening. After a few episodes of this, I got a squirt bottle and pretended to be asleep and when I saw him looking at me real hard from under the table and I just knew he was about to attack, I would meet him with a water squirt just as he ran up.

Then, he started eyeing the squirt bottle. He would jump on the table and knock it off! Where ever I tried to hide it...he would go in search of it and bat it around.

He seems to have outgrown his hit and run tactics but I still don't trust him. I think he needs a psychologist.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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Funny this thread should show up today, I have 2 fairly deep scratches across my right forearm that one of my cats gave me last night


It was my fault, I wasn't holding him very securely and when he tried to jump down he slipped.

I've also had a frightened cat claw and bite into me, it pays to stay out of their way unless they are completely calm.

I love my cats, I have 4, but getting scratched is part of being a cat slave,


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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 01:00 AM
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I'm glad I am not the only one being attacked by my cat. I think my cat too is psychologically disturbed, maybe with bipolar or something as he can be ever so friendly, purring, and wanting to just sleep on or next to me.

But at other times he'll hide and wait for me to walk around a corner, and jump on me. Or if I am walking across a room, from nowhere he'll come running from behind and jump onto my legs, claws outstretched. Other times he will attack my feet, trying to bite pretty hard. Still other times he will attack my hands or arms if I'm just watching tv.

He'll also paw my face at anywhere from 5am to 7am in bed just to wake me up and annoy me.

The attacks are sporadic and unpredictable - like he completely changes his personality from friendly, purring lazy furrball, to hunter-killer and I'm the prey.

I feed him well, play alot, and am always very good to him..but I feel like his attacks are a little bit more than just cat-play at times.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 01:04 AM
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I dunno what's going on with cats - but its wierd stuff! Look what I just saw yesterday!

It starts at about 58 seconds.

Personally I think this cat is a Hero defending her 'human kitten'!

Regardless - I'm stocking up on catnip!

:O




peace

[edit on 5-5-2010 by silo13]



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 01:12 AM
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In the end, the report comes off as a warning that cats can turn on you at any point, which is very misleading IMO.


Sorry I have to disagree.

Cats, though people might think they are domesticated? Well, in my opinion they are not and never will be. And even the best and most loving cat will turn on it's owner for a mixed variety of reasons. Most cats will turn and do a 'bite and hold' inflicting injury, sometimes great injury - just for being overstimulated.

By the way - take another look at the video. The cat is a mommy. She's got kittens, or had them - you don't see the kittens live, only in a still shot...

Had the owner gotten rid of her kittens?

Did the mother cat feel her kits were being threatened or the owner was coming between her and her kittens?

She's a lactating mother, maybe a first time mother - whatever reason I'm sure it plays a great deal into why she attacked. They may be small but mother cats have the heart and courage of any lioness when they've got their babies.

peace

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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 01:13 AM
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That cracked me up. I love how the kid was just standing there watching, until the stupid babysitter picked the kid up. Real bright, picking up a baby while the cat is attacking you.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 01:21 AM
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Yeah, the kids reaction is pretty priceless.
I couldn't believe what I was seeing when she picked up the kid after a bit, lol, I thought it was going to get really ugly then!

As for the cat in the original video - I'd love to know if she still had her kittens of if the woman (*cough choke*) got rid of them or something? Maybe has a hungry rottweiler? I don't know but something about that woman and the whole set up makes my skin crawl. Poor cat.

peace



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 01:45 AM
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that cat was protecting the baby. you could see how careful it is not to hurt the baby at 1:05



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 02:03 AM
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My cat did something similar a few years back. She was under a lot of stress, not only had we just moved but then I got a roommate. My roommate had birds she wasn't aloud to eat. She was very unhappy about it. There had also been a lot of other stressors at the time, not only things that would stress her out, but she was picking up on my stress. Being denied her predator's instinct just sent her over the edge. I still have scars but unlike that lady in the video I understood where my cat was coming from. cats don't just turn for no reason, even if we don't understand what it was there is always a reason. Cats are creatures of habit. They don't adjust well to change. I am wondering if maybe the cat was pregnant again. Animals can get just as hormonal as human pregnant women. What ever it was, that cat had a good reason and probably can't understand why it is now in a shelter.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 02:39 AM
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I know the feeling of being chased by a cat! It`s not good!

It`s like I`m back to cavemen era and I feel like a prey!
My cat does that when I want to play with her and I`m moving my toes.

Anyway, when I was little, she was threatening my dog, again, and I wanted to take her out of there but she didn`t hear me. So, when I touched her she freaked out and dug her upper fangs into my hand. Funny thing, it didn`t hurt
I was smiling and there was a lot of blood.





[edit on 5/5/10 by sandri_90]



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 02:47 AM
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Originally posted by FortAnthem

Originally posted by UberL33t
If I had to guess, this cat was in distress for whatever reason. I think had she just left the cat alone she'd be okay. I was always taught never to approach an animal that is injured because of this reason right here.



I think you're right. Cats don't normally attack people unless they've been instigated or if they are sick or frightened.

From the woman's description, I would say that the cat must have been suffering from some sort of attack (maybe a stroke or something) when she tried to pick it up. The cat probably felt it was under attack and when she picked it up, the fight or flight response took over.

It's a shame the report doesn't go into the cat's medical condition or even speculate on what may have brought on the attack. I hope someone gives the cat a thorough medical examination before they jump to conclusions and just put it to sleep.

In the end, the report comes off as a warning that cats can turn on you at any point, which is very misleading IMO.

Show me a few dozen more stories of cats suddenly turning on their owners before I'll believe this is a real threat. I doubt that even a handful of other cases could be found, and most of those could probably be explained by illness or disease.


Not always the case. My cat Brak will attack if the food bowl takes too long to be filled. Or if we take to long to do anything really. The funny thing is he attacks my wife much more readily than myself. It is just his personality. He is not spoiled or anything.

Sometimes cats are just buttholes.


www.youtube.com...



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 03:04 AM
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As anyone who ever had to give a domestic cat a pill can attest, you need to keep the first aid kit close at hand and well stocked at all times. Even in play a cat can do major damage with the finely tuned weapons it has at its disposal and if ever one goes ballistic on you (it happens) you're going to be harmed considerably. But even with all that to worry about, they have an affectionate side that makes up for most of the scratches, cuts and bites you might receive in owning one (actually it's more like the reverse of that - they treat you like a lesser cat that's good at providing meals on cue
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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 03:14 AM
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They are cats, afterall. Not dogs!

Cats will always be independent and bossy, no matter what. Unlike dogs, they can still live with humans and keep their whole "biological imperative" intact.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 03:14 AM
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A cat scratched its owner and thats on ATS??


my dog nipped my hand last week, wonder if thats a sign of something too?

I honestly saw this and double checked the date to make sure not April 1st. Slow news day on here then.........




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