I have been letting my Ragdoll outside on my driveway and front lawn the last 2 months while being fully supervised by myself. Last week my 8 year old Ragdoll "Momma" walked over to my neighbors chain link fence and challenged their 20 pound mixed breed terrier. She walked right up to the fence and fluffed up swatted and hissed at the dog through the fence. Today......I witnessed Momma sneaking across my front lawn in a low stance.......then suddenly sprinting toward a squirrel and chasing it up the maple tree here She came within 10 feet of the squirrel who quickly climbed up the tree in fear for it's life I quickly went and caught her as the tree is only 5 feet from the residential roadway. Only god knows what she would of done with that squirrel if she happened to catch it. I do realize that cats are territorial by nature. I was just shocked at her aggressive behavior while running about 50 feet to try to catch the squirrel Is chasing squirrels normal for outdoor cats? Momma is an indoor cat.
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6/24/09 at 2:46pm