Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
They're apex predators of a high order.
Cats are fascinating- well-adapted predators in the wild, as pets those instincts lurk just beneath a veneer of domestication. Thanks for posting these, C.W. They prompted me to take a closer look at cat camo.I have a Leopard skin, shot by a relative in the early 1900s. It is nearly 10 feet long and mounted on a wall in my home. Quite startling to first-time visitors.My HouseCat #3 is a gray tabby. The individual hairs have alternating bands of color- gray, white, tan and black. In the black striped areas each hair terminates in a black band, in other areas the tip colors vary at random. HC #1 was an all-black shorthair, a mighty huntress. As she matured, subtle but distinct black tiger stripes became visible on her coat. These were noticeable only in bright sunlight. A beautiful Cat. RIP, Flimsy.The Leopard's coat is short and coarse with rather stiff fur each of a single color: spots are a dark coffee brown, the rest is tawny-colored.Hope this didn't bore you. =TW=