Cats are among the world’s most beautiful animals, ranging from the powerful tiger to an affectionate tabby. Cats are diverse, adapting to their environment, whether it’s a jungle or a small house. This adaptability makes them ideal pets, and they fill our lives with joy and fond memories.
In a field of gold
sun light trickles from dappled fur
padding among reeds
radar ears alert to every sound
tiny feet tripping on wire
leap with God’s grace
and turn up empty-pawed
dust off disappointment
there’s always next time.
A feature named ‘The Hunter’s High Road.’ Check back to see an animal that represents the apex of predatory evolution. Carnivores come in a range of shapes and sizes, using a variety of tricks to catch their prey. Some are powerful, some are beautiful. All are deadly.
Big cats are some of the most successful predators on the planet, using their strength, speed and agility to catch prey. One of the most mysterious is the jaguar, whose habitat varies from dense rainforest to open scrubland. They are ambush predators who live a solitary life, feeding on animals ranging from deer to sloths.
It is a heartbreaking matter but this case can serve as powerful exposure to stop other cruel acts from happening.
“The revulsion about the lion Cecil’s death is an indication of changing times.” — Thom Hartmann
Walter Palmer, Minneapolis area dentist, paid some guides to tie a carcass to their vehicle to bait a protected lion, a beloved mascot for Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. He shined a spotlight on Cecil to shoot him at night, bow-hunting. What is not widely known by non-hunters is that bow-hunting, like trapping and hounding, causes an extremely cruel and torturous death. Palmer and his guides wounded the lion, but he was left to die slowly, killed 40 hours later by rifle. It is common once an animal has been wounded with an arrow to allow him or her to bleed out slowly, to weaken that animal for an easy kill a day or more later. Baiting, killing using lights, killing a father with a pride — this is extremely sick behavior. The Wisconsin…
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A weekly feature named ‘The Hunter’s High Road.’ (Somewhat late this week) Each Tuesday check back to see an animal that represents the apex of predatory evolution. Carnivores come in a range of shapes and sizes, using a variety of tricks to catch their prey. Some are powerful, some are beautiful. All are deadly.
Predators rely on all kinds of tools to hunt their prey – strength, speed, cunning, environment and tenacity. On the plains of Africa, one animal becomes the embodiment of speed to chase after its prey. The Cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world, reaching up to 110-120 kilometres per hour in short busts. These big cats are among the most evolutionary robust animals in the world.
Coarse, short fur speckled with 2-3 cm round black spots provide camouflage on the savannah. Black ‘tear marks’ dotted around the corner of the eyes keep sunlight out and lets the Cheetah see for long distances. A lithe build makes it perfectly built for high speed chases in short bursts.