Cat and Alligator interaction

#1by dochmbi » Aug 08, 2016 11:43 afternoon




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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duqvb-IRv9cI"d love to have actually a scientific explanation because that the actions these pets exhibit in this video. First of all, why space the alligators avoiding the cat? Aren"t alligators apex predators and also one could assume that they would as such not earlier down. Go alligators hunt food that might potentially pains them and also therefore advancement favored habits in which they would only assault if that was totally safe? I"m additionally curious around the actions of the cat itself. Exactly how come the doesn"t avoid big animals? many thanks for responses!
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Re: Cat and Alligator interaction

#2by CdesignProponentsist » Aug 09, 2016 12:57 to be


My guess is that prey animals will avoid any kind of aggressive animal not commonly on their menu. Every they require is a claw to the eye to be removed from the gene pool.As much as the cat not being afraid, it"s likely as result of his familiarity through the crocs. Additionally running is plenty of times an development for predation. And also again, the prospect of acquiring a claw come the eye is probably enough to deter many predators. The cat is more than likely taking benefit of this together a survive strategy.But that cat is certainly flirting with becoming Purina Croc Chow.
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Re: Cat and Alligator interaction

#3by laklak » Aug 09, 2016 6:32 afternoon


A guy who dead a cat through the tail learns something he can learn in no various other way. - note TwainThe skies is falling! The skies is falling! - Chicken LittleI never go without my dinner. No one ever before does, except vegetarians and people prefer that - Oscar Wilde


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The family tree from i beg your pardon our domestic cats space descended had few natural predators and also I"m unable to find any evidence the reptilians amongst them. So there"s no reason cats have to know, instinctively, to avoid alligators. Wolf are, in some habitats, a organic predator the Felis sylvestris, so that describes cats and dogs.Lacking a predator-prey relationship, there"s no factor for the cat come perceive alligators together anything however a potential challenger for resources. I don"t recognize if alligators have actually a very specific prey profile or not. Ns don"t know enough about "gators. However if something favor cats isn"t a part of alligators" prey profile, they"ve no factor to reaction to cat as if they room prey items. Going after organisms that aren"t on her list of known tasty morsels is constantly a risky proposition and most predators only deviate from their menus in instances of opportunity. An angry, hissing, slashing cat probably doesn"t look favor that type of situation. If one of those alligators to be to conference the cat resting on the coast it would probably be tempted to stray turn off menu.