Friday, August 15, 2008

yummmm, cats!

A friend's wife who works for the Audubon Society in Connecticut, recently visited a falconer. During the course of her visit, the falconer told her about the time he was contacted (picture a distraught, but resolute neighbor on the phone) due to an alarming number of missing house cats. Obviously the falconer's raptors were the cause of the rapidly declining population. Upon further investigation however, the Falconer discovered that a Caribbean gentleman had moved into the area concurrent with the cat disappearances. It turns out he was catching and eating the felines -- apparently a common food item back home. (Not that there's anything WRONG with that . . . !) Upon negotiation, the falconer was able to convince the new resident to only catch feral cats and leave the beloved house pets alone.

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