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November 18, 2019 1:56 PM   Subscribe

Feral Cat Documentary is a 22m long video of a man in his backyard slowly getting to know a feral cat that hunts squirrels and birds in the wildlife refuge on the other side of his fence. Anyone who has tried to know a cat will know this story. It has a happy ending.

Pulled from the recent post by not_the_water of the AV club's 100 things on the web.
posted by hippybear (10 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I love the narrator's cadence when he's describing what's going on. He's like a backyard Marty Stouffer!

Our first family pet was a feral kitten that my mom brought home from work. It was a gorgeous cat - thick glorious orange coat. My parents would catch fish for him, and cook and freeze them for meals (this was not an act of love - but thriftiness - my parents would not pay for actual pet food when nature provided for free).

But for a 8 year kid, it was not a fun cat to have - it would alternate between the moods of 'Okay, you can look at me but don't try to pet me' and 'I am going to tear your finger apart! I said no petting!' So I was only a little bit sad when he ran away. But still - somewhat sad.
posted by helmutdog at 2:14 PM on November 18, 2019 [5 favorites]

only a little sad
but still, somewhat sad

I leave it to others to continue this poem
posted by elkevelvet at 3:26 PM on November 18, 2019 [6 favorites]

A ridiculously handsome kitty, that.
posted by bz at 4:08 PM on November 18, 2019 [2 favorites]

The glare in return from the cat after the pan up to the squirrel says "Really? You HAD to install a screen door?"
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:40 PM on November 18, 2019 [3 favorites]

I think this is the correct link for the n_t_w post.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:00 PM on November 18, 2019

[I subbed that link in for the broken one; hippybear, let me know if you want it to be something different.]
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 9:08 PM on November 18, 2019

everything is perfect, thank you
posted by hippybear at 9:10 PM on November 18, 2019

i hope the family that adopts that cat knows what they're in for. turning a feral cat into a house cat is quite a project.
posted by wires at 9:21 PM on November 18, 2019 [1 favorite]

Cats managed to domesticate another human. When will we learn?
posted by um at 10:58 PM on November 18, 2019 [6 favorites]

@elkevelvet with apologies:

only a little sad
but still, somewhat sad


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