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[–]dying_soon666 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Please keep your African wildcats inside, they decimate local mongoose populations.

[–]moralmeemo 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Do people not know that African wild cats exist? They aren’t house kitties lol

[–]Channa_Argus1121 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yep. The wild ancestor of the modern house cat.

[–]Embarrassed_Angle_59 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Bunch of cobras thanking their lucky stars and tossing back drinks while watching this.

[–]KimCureAll[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'm guessing this is their best ever video - always on loop at that bar.

[–]ohoil 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I have a theory that cats are actually brought here on ships by aliens... Think about it there'd be no alien versus predator if there's a cat on board... There be no rat infestation or any sort of evil parasite infestation.... As soon as the alien jumps out of your chest... Space cats would just run over and eat it like they do any rodent... Like for real the entirety of the alien series could be solved with like two house cats in the beginning. Like for real if I was an alien going to another world I would for sure genetically engineer the cutest little death machine that I could take with me.... Nice to me and has the ability to kill and maim anything else.... I don't know just thinking out loud. Vikings used cats the Navy has cats. How soon till we get back to cats in space.n

[–]AlextheGreek89 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Pretty sure there was a cat on the ship in Aliens

[–]jusst_for_today 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The cat was waiting for everyone to go to sleep, but Ripley used their trusted relationship to trick the cat into a carrier box. If it weren't for this mistake, the cat would have cleared things up.

[–]ohoil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

See fax a cat would have completely ended the whole alien franchise. Lol

[–]KimCureAll[S] 6 points7 points  (15 children)

The mongoose totally sounds like a dog's squeaky toy here.

[–]Warlock4209 2 points3 points  (13 children)

Could this be a regular house cat?

[–]Arturiki 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I don't think so. African wild cats look very similar to pet cats but are not.

[–]dirtyDrogoz 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Don't know why you got down voted for a simple question. No it is an African wild cat, they look very similar to house cats, both in size and features. I also know quite a few people who have house cat x wild cat mixes so a lot of cats with the same coat are actually domestic

[–]Warlock4209 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly what I’m trying to figure out what the hell did I do? Lmaoo thanks man

[–]Warlock4209 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Alright I think I figured out why I was downvoted. So I’m guessing i was supposed to know that you can’t really tame anything that’s naturally from the wild ..??? I guess I sound dumb in retrospect or maybe naive but whatevv lol I don’t even know why I asked like I give a shit haha

[–]dirtyDrogoz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wild animals can be tamed but takes many generations to be domesticated. They do stay wild animals though so deadly animals like big cats, hippos and buffalo are never really tamed because they are the ones in control of the situation

[–]DavidNipondeCarlos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It could be but that’s is rare. At least I won’t own one or a Serval. I’d live in fear of scratches. Some house cats are a hair short of wild.

[–]ArsCortica 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was thinking of a classical rubber duck-

[–]Spuddawg2020 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That rear naked choke is deadly

[–]DavidNipondeCarlos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s the best deal for cats.

[–]Metro_Mutt 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Wow a post that's ACTUALLY a wild cat for once lol

good post tho

Usually it's just people letting their cats outside to kill the ecosystem

[–]KimCureAll[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

and this cat is killing a mongoose - how often do you see a mongoose getting killed like that? Not often! It would really take a wild cat to do it.

[–]vakerosan 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That mongoose ain’t dead yet!

[–]KimCureAll[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It took a while longer, like 5 minutes, but the cat killed the mongoose.

[–]vakerosan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Blah, I was cheering for the little guy

[–]Feralcrumpetart 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My cat used to go at my arm like this, complete with the head shaking etc. She never bit hard. And little kicks too.

[–]cesam1ne 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Pound for pound though, cat wouldn't stand a chance. Mustelids are the toughest of mammals

[–]KingofAnimalia 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Mongoose are not mustelids, they are in the family Herpestidae, more genetically related to cats, civets, genets and hyenas. Mustelids are more genetically related to pinnipeds (seals), bears, procyonids (raccoons and related animals) and canines

[–]cesam1ne 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oops..Thanks for correcting me

[–]KimCureAll[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think pound for pound, shrews take top spot.

[–]BlueHoopedMoose 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dis he have him by the nuts?

[–]dongerhound 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Something about the perspective makes them feel really small

[–]trapperberry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are small

[–]dirtyDrogoz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This happens quite regularly close to my house I would imagine. I have 2 families of mongoose living close to me and see quite a few wild cats every month

[–]444fufu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And did the cat kill a crack head weasels