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House Cat Stalking A Family Of Moose Accidentally Sparks A Showdown She Isn’t Ready For

House Cat Stalking A Family Of Moose Accidentally Sparks A Showdown She Isn’t Ready For

animals in the wild faced a lot of
challenges to ensure their survival they have to hunt or forage for food seek or
build shelters weather everything that nature throws their way and actively
tend to their packs or herds if they want to protect their progeny it’s a
cutthroat life and any interaction with another creature is usually a matter of
life or death domesticated animals on the other hand don’t need to rely on
their instincts as much they’ve got a warm bed to sleep in an endless supply
of food and friends whether they’re the furry or human kind but every once in a
while our pets can’t help but draw on their ancestors wild tendencies and it
often leads them into some very tricky and hilarious situations just take this
kitty for instance some house cats are born hunters be it an insect inside of
the home or a bird or squirrel just on a reach beyond the windowpanes felines
can’t help their natural instinct to chase and hunt down prey of course no
house cat truly needs to do this with a warm bed in a full food dish they’ve got
everything they need to survive no instincts necessary Tammie Simpsons
cat ginger seemed to accept this wholeheartedly not only had she never
indicated any desire to hunt but Tammy said that ginger didn’t even know how to
do it she hasn’t figured out how to hunt Tammy said despite the fact that she’s
seven years old thankfully Ginger’s lack of hunting
ability has never really bothered her owner her kitty always made it clear she
preferred lazing around to pouncing according to Tammy ginger also suffered
from serious anxiety whenever Tammy moved furniture or used
the vacuum cleaner or of a guest made a sudden movement ginger would fly into an
absolute panic she didn’t exactly have the demeanor to stalk anything and that
was all fine by Tammy she adopted ginger for companionship
not for her Mouse hunting skills so she didn’t mind that ginger shirked her
natural instincts in favor of domesticated life I was very sick for a
long time you know people exhausted me said Tammy ginger likes to cuddle and so
cats are good healing companions so that’s why it was so
surprising to Tammy when ginger began to develop an interest in something outside
moose the gigantic creature would sometimes show up in Tammy’s Alaskan
backyard and ginger seemed fascinated by them
she even meowed to be let outside when a mother moose and her calf appeared now
moose don’t typically go out of their way to target people or other animals
but they can be territorial especially when provoked if a moose spotted a dog
or a cat and thought they were behaving like a predator they can become quite
aggressive in charge causing injury or death
Tammy knew this and she was hesitant to let ginger outside for her own safety
but the cat was so insistent that Tammy eventually caved
she watched carefully as ginger faced off against the moose and her calf
it was almost if ginger was stalking them thankfully the momma moose didn’t
seem to mind their first encounter was so successful that Tammy felt
comfortable letting ginger wander near them if I pointed out to her I’m like
hey there’s a moose she’s out on the deck ready to watch them Tammy said
Tammy said that as soon as ginger spotted the moose all she wanted to do
was go outside and investigate ginger became so comfortable around her new
friends that she began to inch closer to them every time they stopped by one day
ginger was a bit too curious she moved closer to the moose who then
stood up the moment the ginormous moose mother began to approach the curious cat
ginger seemed to have second thoughts she quickly scampered back to the safety
of the house still ginger didn’t give up and she kept perfecting her hunting
skills after that she was even more curious about the moose family when
shook calves appeared alongside their mother Tammy loved watching ginger
become more brave but each visit also made her more nervous if the Moose felt
had all threatened this Kitty would be in huge trouble
ginger might not have been the best hunter but she certainly knew how to
make an entrance she’d start off by charging down the
hill toward the moose that might have seemed like an aggressive move but the
mother and her babies seemed more content to make friends than anything
else Tammy believed that the mother moves
left ginger alone because she can sense how excited ginger was to interact with
especially the babies it seems like when there’s Babies in particular she likes
to head out there said Tami well ginger made huge strides in overcoming her
anxiety the Moose and her babies also got an incredible opportunity to
socialize with a creature outside their species it certainly made for an unusual
experience that was because mother animals are usually very aggressive
toward anyone or anything approaching their camps young moose are very
vulnerable confirmed Jessie Coltrane from the Alaska Department of Fish and
Game the maternal instincts to protect their offspring is stronger at certain
times of the year too well that might be the case with most moose it definitely
was not the case here this was one momma moose who was just fine with ginger
she’s not bothering them Tammie said like I’ve never seen the moose get
really upset even once there were two calves she just didn’t care – Tammy none
of that was unusual while ginger might not have been much of
a hunter she did have her own particular quirks she likes to put paper in her
water dish and just kind of move it around she also loves hanging out in the
sink said Tammy ginger also had some funny ways of asking for attention – she
won’t meow or anything said Tammy she’ll get really close to your face and just
stare and eventually it wakes you up like you can sense something’s there
it’s very terrifying it makes me jump every time for such a scaredy cat she’s
sir seemed assertive meanwhile ginger and the moose family continued to enjoy
a very special bond while they made for an odd couple there was no denying that
they truly enjoyed being around each other’s company
even if ginger tried to hunt the moose at first have you ever heard anything so
sweet ginger might not be like most cats but her unique way of behaving helped
her meet some very special friends I hope you liked this video if so please
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36 thoughts on “House Cat Stalking A Family Of Moose Accidentally Sparks A Showdown She Isn’t Ready For”

  1. Great vid. I'd much rather socialize with animals than people any day of the week! Sad, I know, but true.

  2. Tammy is so blessed to have Ginger, She is awesome & doing a good job, Ginger is one curious feline & cute too esp.with the moose!❤🐶😄

  3. Awesome video. Mom just knew Ginger wasn't going to hurt them. Such a cute video. Ahhh the love of animal's.

  4. You don't want a hunting cat! Mine used to bring me live mice, dead birds, etc. Now I nurse his broken leg from fractures inflicted by a car hit. 2 months n still working on healing

  5. This is so adorable. I love seeing different species get along and become friends. The human race could learn a lot from animals.

  6. I think that the moose didn’t worry about ginger because the moose’s calf’s were bigger than ginger

  7. I live in a small mountain community. We have deer in our apartment yard daily. Our cats and deer get along great. The cats and deer often have nose to nose hellos. I have noticed that they like being around each other. There are times when there are several cats and deer just laying in the cool grass five or ten feet from one-another. Companionship comes in all forms…

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