Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Mighty Hunter

Awhile back, I gave you a WoW post about Oribel checking out the birdbath. We have decided she can "roam the yard" as long as she has a chaperon/supervisor. She seems to have decided that there is not much need for a lot of roaming once the warm patio bricks have had a though rolling on. From there she slinks across the yard to hang out here under the feeder pretty much for hours if we let her. Last Thursday DTE and I were on the porch watching her be so distracted by a rabbit, she missed hearing the turkeys move in on her. It was amazing how flat and still she could make herself as soon as she realized those very large birds were only four feet away! After the turkeys left and she was able to return her attention to the rabbit, she decided that she would try to sneak up on it; DTE and I wondered if she knows that sneaking doesn't work very well when at least half of your tail is twitching. Poor Oribel would sneak forward toward the rabbit about six inches and the rabbit would move off by about the same amount. The rabbit continued to torture her in this fashion for fifteen or twenty minutes. I missed out on pictures of those adventures as my camera was in the house and I knew that turkeys, rabbit, and cat would all startle and run if I opened the door to go get it.

Fortunately on Saturday I had my camera outside with us when a rabbit zigzagged back and forth, getting closer to her with every move.





 
It is a bit hard to get really great pictures of stuff happening in the yard from the deck, especially when there is a birdbath in between the camera and the subject (they will biggify). She did a really great job of holding her tail still that night. Fortunately the rabbit still has the upper hand and remained uncaught. The Mighty Hunter does seem to be very good at catching flies, moths, and the stray grasshopper in the house though. Well, she catches them when she is awake.

Don't forget to check out the other cats via Mister Linky at Whiskers on Wednesday.

6 comments:

Anita said...

CUTE! I can't believe that rabbit came so close to her! She looks so funny all flattened out! Jazzy does that too. :)

Channon said...

I'm glad Anita posted above me, because I kept thinking how much she looks like Jaz!

Monica said...

.... I want a bunny!! And to snuggle Miss Oribel!

Bubblesknits said...

Wow! I can't believe she was still enough for the rabbit to come so close! That's impressive! :-) Although, those turkeys are big enough that the Great Hunter might become the Great Hunted. lol

momlee said...

Do the birds visit the birdbath (probably not) or the feeder when Herself is there?

Gandalf and Grayson said...

That is one brave rabbit!!!