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Old 14 June 2010, 11:34 PM
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Default Cat versus catfish in a bathtub

Comment: What Happens Next?

PICK A, B, C OR Dů.



A. Leopard-Kitty Falls into the Bath

B. Shark-Fish Jumps up and Bites Leopard-Kitty

C. The Guy Holding the Camera Falls into the Bath

D. Leopard-Kitty Becomes Possessed, Dives into the Water, has a Massive
Underwater Crash-Tackle Fight and Catches the Shark-Fish, Carries it to his
Food Bowl and wants it to be Cooked.

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Old 14 June 2010, 11:52 PM
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I don't know much about cats, but I'm willing to wager a bet that what's pictured isn't a normal housecat. I know that the serval is fairly common as far as "exotic pets" go, and while that's not what's in the OP, it could be something similar. In any case (but especially if it's not a domestic cat), not all felines are averse to swimming, and it looks like the catfish was intended to be a meal for kitty. In other words, the ever popular "real photos, inaccurate description."
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Old 14 June 2010, 11:55 PM
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I believe that's actually a leopard cat, which are known to attack fish in the water like that.

http://www.indiantiger.org/wild-cats/leopard-cat.html
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Old 15 June 2010, 12:01 AM
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This one is my favorite.





It's an LOLCAT moment.
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Old 15 June 2010, 01:06 AM
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Thwacky?!?!?! Is that you?!?!?!
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Old 15 June 2010, 01:36 AM
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I don't know much about cats, but I'm willing to wager a bet that what's pictured isn't a normal housecat. I know that the serval is fairly common as far as "exotic pets" go, and while that's not what's in the OP, it could be something similar. In any case (but especially if it's not a domestic cat), not all felines are averse to swimming, and it looks like the catfish was intended to be a meal for kitty. In other words, the ever popular "real photos, inaccurate description."
Yeah. I mean would the guy take pictures if the catfish was meant to be a meal for humans and not for bobkitty?
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Old 15 June 2010, 01:59 AM
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Fishing Cat

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/As...gCats/fishing/
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Old 15 June 2010, 02:05 AM
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In other words, the ever popular "real photos, inaccurate description."
More misleading, or omitting important details, then inaccurate. IMHO.
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Old 15 June 2010, 07:32 AM
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Fishing cats are being kept as pets and crossed with domestics to create new breeds (Viverral and Machbagral being 2 hybrid breeds early in development). The question is, was the catfish in the bath to give the cat enrichment or was it there while a tank or pond was being cleaned out?
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Old 15 June 2010, 09:38 AM
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More pics of the same cat:
http://www.hemmy.net/2007/10/21/extr...s-fishing-cat/
WARNING: Some graphic pics of it killing a chicken, too.
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Old 15 June 2010, 10:26 AM
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The question is, was the catfish in the bath to give the cat enrichment or was it there while a tank or pond was being cleaned out?
I don't know about the cameraperson, but if my cute kitty were attacking my pet fish, I don't think I'd be idly snapping shots of it if I wanted the fish to live.

The mere existence of the photos pretty much proves that either the fish was intended for the cat, or at the very least that the owner didn't mind the cat getting the fish.
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Old 15 June 2010, 10:32 AM
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More pics of the same cat:
http://www.hemmy.net/2007/10/21/extr...s-fishing-cat/
WARNING: Some graphic pics of it killing a chicken, too.
Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!!! What on earth is that favourite toy it's got? The black thing.

Seventh one down in the series - LOLcat time. You can just picture the poor domestic cat going "Oh crap - it's tasting me!" HEheheh.
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Old 15 June 2010, 11:16 AM
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The posters here have correctly identified the fish, but whoever captioned the photos has obviously never seen a catfish. "Shark?" Seriously? I guess it kinda looks like a shark in the last picture.

That black toy looks like the pump from a inside a toilet.
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Old 15 June 2010, 12:20 PM
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This is like the feline equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel...
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Old 15 June 2010, 01:31 PM
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Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!!! What on earth is that favourite toy it's got? The black thing.

Seventh one down in the series - LOLcat time. You can just picture the poor domestic cat going "Oh crap - it's tasting me!" HEheheh.
looks like the hand pump from a blood pressure cuff. http://www.schoolkidshealthcare.com/product/992.html with a different style of release handle
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Old 15 June 2010, 02:01 PM
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The posters here have correctly identified the fish, but whoever captioned the photos has obviously never seen a catfish. "Shark?" Seriously? I guess it kinda looks like a shark in the last picture.

That black toy looks like the pump from a inside a toilet.
There are types of catfish that are called sharks. Like the ID shark, which may actually be what that is
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Old 15 June 2010, 02:09 PM
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The only thing I've ever had a house pet kill and bring back was a mouse, and it was a bloody, nasty mess (no thank you, kitty). The fish seems amazingly unbloodied, considering the water cat was using teeth and claws on it, and although there is some very minor blood in the chicken pictures, all of the kills seem very clean. Is it because the cat hasn't begun eating yet? It just seems like a half-eaten animal would be one heck of a mess to clean up.
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I believe that's actually a leopard cat.


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They are known to raid poultry and to tackle aquatic prey in the water
Yep, I've seen that in the other pics. There wasn't much left of that chicken.
I'm not really sure that species is supposed to be kept as a pet, though.
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Old 15 June 2010, 02:43 PM
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I'm not really sure that species is supposed to be kept as a pet, though.
I interpreted this as the catfish and was all set to agree because...ew. Gross fish. But the kitty looks so cute! I know, I know. Cute things don't ALWAYS make good pets.

Just don't tell me the slow loris can't be a good pet. Please? That would totally dash my hopes and dreams.
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Old 15 June 2010, 03:35 PM
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Just don't tell me the slow loris can't be a good pet.
What is a "slow lor--"


OMG! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Oh. Sorry. It slipped. Carry on.
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