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Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 29, 2009 08:34PM
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Cat vs Squirrel
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39 votes were received.
Cat22
 
56%
Squirrel10
 
26%
Just tell me which car that interior is from already! you dork!7
 
18%



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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: November 29, 2009 08:48PM
When I went to UT, the squirrells would come up to us and eat our chips, applecores, whatever! I'd spend time watching the feral cats hunt the fat squirrels!
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 29, 2009 08:50PM
ok.

My thoughts are whilst cats are natural predators, the adult squirrels would have had to fight their way to survival, right? Wouldn't that make them tougher?
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 29, 2009 08:50PM
depends upon the cat. most squirrels are a bit much for a cat to take on but a good hunter cat should be able to manage it





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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: Joseph C.
Date: November 29, 2009 08:53PM
I don't know about cat vs. squirrel -but moose vs. squirrel? That's easy-
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 29, 2009 08:53PM
Sequel: Cat vs. Moose.



It is what it is.
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 29, 2009 09:02PM
Depends on the cat... Depends on the squirrel...

Some squirrels aren't in good shape...




Max hasn't (to my knowledge) tackled a squirrel.
Chipmunks he's very proud of when he catches (they're a LOT faster than he is... so catching one is an accomplishment).



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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 29, 2009 09:17PM
Most squirrels are probably too quick to get caught by a cat out in the open, but if they are not paying attention or the cat can sneak up then it's over. In a cage match situation I think the cat would get him without too much trouble.
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 29, 2009 09:19PM
Really? I've always thought most cats are @#$%&!
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 29, 2009 09:24PM
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AAA
Really? I've always thought most cats are @#$%&!

The domesticated house cat is the most vicious killer in the entire animal kingdom because it can and does kill the largest selection of other species of animals than anything else on the planet, almost exclusively for sport, except perhaps for humans.
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: Octave Doctor
Date: November 29, 2009 09:25PM
I've known a few tough outdoor cats--none of them ever brought in a squirrel. Chipmunks, rabbits, birds, mice, snakes, yup--but no squirrels.
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: wolfcry911
Date: November 29, 2009 09:29PM
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/29/2009 09:34PM by wolfcry911.
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 29, 2009 09:42PM
Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: November 29, 2009 09:53PM
These guys catch squirrels all the time in my back yard. However, they miss more than they hit.

Sorry for the poor image quality. This was video from my camcorder, the only thing I had at the time with a decent zoom. The squirrel won this particular race.







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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: November 29, 2009 11:44PM
Any cat w/enough instinct in them takes the squirrel.
I had a cat who was the Scourge of Squirrel, she caught & ate them up like they were going out of style, even though she never missed a regular twice per day feeding at home. She was slim and not large in stature, but a hunter par excellence; even in old age when stealth & pure skilled technique made up for less speed.
And she never left much in the way of leftovers, ever.

She was a beautiful & admirable animal; the wild streak in her made me respect her even more.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/29/2009 11:47PM by Psurfer.
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 30, 2009 06:38AM
At the end, you were still talking about your cat, right? smiling smiley
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 30, 2009 07:07AM
My youngest son's Chihauhua, "Izzy" is a stocky little girl with legs that are shorter then her body is wide. And yet, for some odd reason, she caught and killed two squirrels in our fenced in back yard this summer. We still don't understand how she did it... pretty much all the other dogs seem to be faster than she is, especially the long legged Rat Terrier who wins the 'dog chase' games every single time.

And she NEVER catches the 20 toed cat that lives in our house.
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: billb
Date: November 30, 2009 07:24AM
We once had a cat that was fearless.
Rode a german shepard out of the yard.
No small animals except birds.

Lost a fight with a racoon. (vet agreed it must have been a racoon) , found her in the garage on the cool concrete with her belly beside her. Cost a grand to put it all back in.
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: kap
Date: November 30, 2009 08:41AM
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billb
We once had a cat that was fearless.
Rode a german shepard out of the yard.
No small animals except birds.

Lost a fight with a racoon. (vet agreed it must have been a racoon) , found her in the garage on the cool concrete with her belly beside her. Cost a grand to put it all back in.

Our tenacious fighter of a terrier mutt (now an elder) lost the battle over a bowl of cat food against two racoons. Brother found the mutt yelping in pain with a bloody back leg.



West San Gabriel Valley, California ... for the time being :-)



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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: wowzer
Date: November 30, 2009 10:12AM
Cats kill and eat squirrels all the time...just think about all those 'furballs' that they cough up...it aint all cat hair.



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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: blooz
Date: November 30, 2009 12:04PM
Malibu caught one that I know of last summer. I found the half-eaten body at the foot of my deck stairs.

He likes to let me know about his catches.



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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 30, 2009 12:42PM
I've never had a cat that killed squirrels. They caught just about every other small critter though. One cat would just wound them, and bring the prey to her kittens so they could have a go at it.
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: hal
Date: November 30, 2009 03:41PM
I had a gigantic cat - he was a stud - always top dog - never had to defend his territory - he was too big...

I once saw him stalking a squirrel... after a moment or two, he pounced. The squirrel started bolting up a tree, but 4 feet up, stopped, turned and hissed in a VERy serious tone.

Stopped my cat in his tracks - he turned around an jumped off the tree without looking back...

I'm sure he could have taken that squirrel, but it's clear that the squirrel was ready to fight to the death - my cat wasn't...
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Re: Cat vs Squirrel - who wins?
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 30, 2009 06:10PM
a top dog cat, eh? Good one. smiling smiley
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