We have some video treats for you today (assuming you like cats). First up is a bobcat (Lynx rufus) that found itself on top of a 40-foot saguaro cactus in Arizona. You can find the story here; apparently the cat was chased up the cactus by a mountain lion protecting its cubs.
Isn’t it a lovely beast?
Of course you’re wondering two things: how the hell did it climb up there without getting ripped apart by thorns? And how did it get down? I don’t know the answer to the first question, but apparently it jumped down. I don’t know if that’s really true, but if it is it’s a long jump!
But there’s a video, too:
Here’s a gif showing cats getting brain freezes after eating quiescently frozen confections. Yes, brain freezes (also known as “ice cream headaches”) are real.
And here’s a lovely cheetah on Dave Letterman’s show before it went off the air. Have a look at its nonretractable claws, and listen to how d*gs are used to protect this threatened species:
As lagniappe, here’s a new Cat Meme; the first one I’ve seen involving Brexit. And it’s a good one:
h/t: Grania, Jeremy, Brian, Matthew