Canadian lynx baked on catnip

Reader Christopher M. called my attention to this video, apparently showing a TAME CANADA LYNX (Lynx canadensis) named Max. The YouTube note says this:

I received a mighty large heavy-duty catnip pillow from Mountain Weaver of Averill Park, NY. I know Max loves catnip but he destroys his toys very quickly. I believe this one is going to last!

Look at his huge paws! Hear his mighty purr! Is there any doubt that this animal is showing the classic “catnip reaction”?

Content note: do not try this at home.

21 Comments

  1. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted August 21, 2016 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    How would you take the toy away from him? Answer: you don’t!

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted August 23, 2016 at 8:06 am | Permalink

      Not twice, that’s for sure.
      As the access instructions at the TLA Bunker say, “If retina scan not recognised, stare into laser with remaining eye”.

  2. Alexander
    Posted August 21, 2016 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    I think he thinks the toy is alive, some animal.

  3. eric
    Posted August 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Content note: do not try this at home.

    Indeed. AIUI catnip’s druggy properties work on humans too. The main difference is our mass is much higher (so we’d need more of it), and we need a more efficient way of getting it into our system than just sniffing it.

    • Torbjörn Larsson
      Posted August 21, 2016 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

      Scatnip?

      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted August 23, 2016 at 8:09 am | Permalink

        Are you suggesting a catnip enema?
        Well, it’s certainly not without precedent.

    • Posted August 21, 2016 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

      While catnip does have psychoactive effects on humans, I believe the majority of effects on cats are from chemicals that mimic the pheromones cats use to communicate.

  4. Claudia Baker
    Posted August 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful animal!

  5. Woof
    Posted August 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    My my that’s one pretty Kitteh!

    Also: Baked.

    • jeffery
      Posted August 26, 2016 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

      He’s high as shit! Get the Narcan!

  6. nwalsh
    Posted August 21, 2016 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    He is a lovely boy, but is it not illegal to keep such a pet?

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted August 23, 2016 at 8:14 am | Permalink

      I don’t recall the tale of Christopher being enstaffed by Max being told here, but the question did occur to me.
      Two immediate possibilities occur to me (on only a few seconds consideration) : (1) road injury while young, and too hooman-habituated to be returned to the wild afterwards ; (2) confiscated from an illegal or inappropriate owner but too hoomin-habituated etc.
      It would be an interesting tale. [SELF/ Gets nuts and dried fruit, in preference to popcorn.]

  7. Merilee
    Posted August 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    🐾🐾

  8. Posted August 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    “Don’t try this at home” is right. When I first started giving the cat that adopted me nip, on occasion, he’d get so stoned he’d attack me.

  9. tubby
    Posted August 21, 2016 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    I thought about doing that at home, but I’m still not forgiven for not sharing muffins and butter with Orson.

  10. Merilee
    Posted August 21, 2016 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    And sub…

  11. Posted August 22, 2016 at 3:22 am | Permalink

    Has anyone ever done a brain scan on a cat, to see what parts of its brain are being affected by catnip? If so, what human drugs have similar effects? Does it act like alcohol, or ecstasy, or what?

  12. Mike
    Posted August 22, 2016 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Good luck getting it off him.lol

  13. Posted August 22, 2016 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Oh man, I want one of those!

  14. Ken Kukec
    Posted August 22, 2016 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    … “baked” …

    Haven’t heard that one since Cheech and Tommy went their separate ways …

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted August 23, 2016 at 8:16 am | Permalink

      It does have a “transatlantic early 1970s” feel to it.


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