Backyard Safari

Last summer I tried to get out of mowing the grass one last time before it got cold, letting it ride during late August, all of September, and into mid October.  It didn’t get cool enough fast enough, and the result was a big, tall weed filled jungle that I was forced to make one last cut of before Halloween.

But before I did that, while waiting at my window for some squirrel pics on October 12th (if I dated these correctly), I happened to catch one of the local hood cats prowling through my thick underbrush…


Maybe I should climb this tree to stalk my territory.

No gazelles this way.

No gazelles that way.

Must keep prowling for prey…

I found my dinner!

Uh oh, I better get out of here!


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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16 Responses to Backyard Safari

  1. we agree… that sound appeared everywhere… :o)

  2. Rivergirl says:

    Our neighbor’s cat comes over to hunt in our rear field as well. They love that long grass.

  3. According to the song, The Lion Sleeps Tonight…but apparently not other big cats. 🐅

  4. They do love that jungly grass. The birds and squirrels love it too. It’s full of seeds. Mmmm, yum. And of course, it begin full of birds, the cats love it too.

    • Plenty of places to hide for both the hunter and prey…

      • Domestic cats are exceptional hunters. The are pets, but in their cute little heads, they are just one DNA step from a tiger. They may even be better hunters. They kill millions of birds every year. I was surprised at how effective they are, but I should not have been. All of our cats, when we still let them outside, were mighty hunters.

  5. noelleg44 says:

    He was just hangin’ out. Probably new the long grass would entice mice!

  6. draliman says:

    You’re lucky you even managed to see the cat before it pounced…

  7. Well cats love to hide (or at least think they’re hidden!) and I bet he/she was on the hunt! Nice of you to allow the jungle to grow one last time before you viciously whacked it down for the final whack of the year – I’m sure that cat appreciated it!


    • I’m sure the cats loved it, but I’m glad the city didn’t pay a visit to clean out the ditch while it was like that, or I’d have probably had the book in fines thrown at me…

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