A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Another Successful Hunt

The following morning we did our usual morning walk and Bean's went back to the same wash. 
 In no time at all she had another lizard, this one twice as large. 

 Again I fumbled with the photos and never got a shot of her carrying it in her mouth.  Soon the lizard stopped fighting and she dropped it where it just laid there doing nothing while she prodded it.

 It seemed like it was "playing possum" not something I ever thought lizards did.  
She eventually lost interest. 

 I picked up the lizard and couldn't see any external injury and it was barely breathing. 
 I placed the lizard on my arm and we walked back to camp where I had planned to pose it for some real nice photos.

 Naturally by the time I was ready the lizard came out from shock, 
showed some life, jumped off the table.

and scurried away beneath the RV.

We all know how astonishingly fast lizards are, it is amazing that this cat is even faster.


biebkriebels said...

Beans just uses her hunting instincts but it is not something very tasty with that skin. Our Sofietje once caught a mouse under our shed, we freed the poor victim from her mouth and now she stares endless under the shed. It must have been two years ago by now.

s.c said...

Nature has its own ways to deal with such circumstances.

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Cloudia said...

Glad she scampered away!

Shammickite said...

I hope that she doesn't come across any prey that fights back and is poisonous.

Janie said...

Oh my !