My parents bought a pair of pureblooded, papered maine coon kittens from a breeder, kept one and let me take the other (thanks mom and dad). he's about four months old now and nearly as large as some adult cats ive seen (such as my girlfriends), no joke. Anyway i noticed the other day that while stalking a fly around my apartment, he would get near, get a really "intense" expression on his face with flattened ears and all, and make this weird "ack-ack-ack-ack" ticking noise, while his jaw sort of rapidly chattered, immediately before pouncing. his meowing isnt so strong yet, more of a squeaking still but its getting more adult-like. maybe he's trying to make a noise that hes not old enough for yet? I mean, cats dont echolocate like bats do while hunting obviously. hes also done this noise for several of his favorite "kill toys" (the more animal-like ones). I tend to anthropomorphise my cats, and it seems to me like he's saying "feeling lucky, punk?" or "say your prayers" before pouncing. anyone else seen this?
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7/6/07 at 12:25pm