The Owl and the Pussycat

Posted May 25th, 2011 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

“The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
    In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
    Wrapped up in a five pound note.”

So begins the nonsensical poem, The Owl and the Pussycat, by Edward Lear, published in 1871.

I’m not sure when or where the video contained in the link below was shot.  But it does another nice job of highlighting the sometimes unexplainable interaction between dissimilar creatures. In this case it’s a cat and a barn owl. It could be European I suppose (barn owls are found on just about every continent, house cats too, duh).

Anyway, to think that two fairly formidable predators from two widely separated families of the animal kingdom would engage in this sort of playfulness is noteworthy.

Sometimes the only thing left to do is stare and wonder. You can do so by clicking here.

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