This X-ray reveals that your pet has the posture of tiger or lion,
and is more agile than these astounding predators.
But it has something else that’s even more powerful.
Could this help answer a question that’s puzzling many of our urban cat owners.
Our cats no longer have to rely on their hunting capabilities,
as most well fed at home,
so why do they continue to hunt?
To help find out,
the team asked the cat owners to take photoes of any prey their cats bring home.
I could have things in three or four times a week in the Summer or the Spring.
他曾带回来过一只海鸥 一只负鼠 一只野鼠 嗯 很多老鼠
He’s brought in a seagull, a rat, a vole, em mice,
青蛙 在门边有一个水塘 一只乌鸦
frogs, there’s a pond next door, a crow.
What about the hamster?
Well, they…they…they’ve tried to hunt hamster several times
and there have been three near-death experiences with hamster
in cat-related activities.
So far, top of the hunting scoreboard for the urban cats
is one from the village.
When she leaves her house,
her GPS trace shows her doing a quick patrol of the neighbourhood,
before heading to the woods to hunt.
She travels up to two kilometers a day,
and is bringing back about three kills a week.
好的 这是三明治 她大概有一岁多了
Well, this is Sandwich, and she’s somewhere over a year old.
She’s a lovely cat, very friendly,
good company for my three-year-old girl.
But at night, she’s a bit of a…bit of a hunter,
brings back lots of her own dinner.
We’ve had mice and a bird, and a rabbit and rats
umm…and so far that’s all,
但 附近的田地有小羊羔 所以我们也不清楚
but there’s…there’s lambs in the field nearby, so we never know.
When she brings things that are third of her size back,
it does surprise me a little bit.
[his laugh and Sandwich growls]
Sandwich has some unusual hunting techniques.
It’s about two in the afternoon,
and she’s in the local woods.
Just listen to this.
She appears to be mimicking the sound of birds.
[chirping and chirruping countine]
No one is sure why cats do this,
could it be in an attempt to lure that prey down?
Sandwich’s hunting was useful once,
her owners had quite a mouse problem until she arrived.
But they don’t need her hunting skills any more.
We went through a spell of her catching something on a daily basis,
and she refused to eat any cat food at all really,
umm…and seemed to prefer umm… fresh produce.
我们喂她最好的东西 喂得饱饱的 防止她再这样做
Try to stop her doing it quite so much by overfeeding her and feeding her the best,
the most expensive cat food, but it hasn’t completely stopped her.