The cat is trying to catch bumblebees....

(8 Posts)
YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sun 16-Mar-14 14:21:33

What a bloody idiot.

Still, at least they are on the ground. Last weekend he was twenty feet up a tree 'playing' with the squirrels.

cozietoesie Sun 16-Mar-14 17:22:33

Nutcase.

I remember Twoago catching (and swallowing whole) a live bluebottle - which stayed buzzing in his throat for about 25 minutes. He sat very still and the look on his face was comical. (If only I'd had a digital camera in those days.)

Unfortunately catching bees is extremely dangerous. If the bee stings them in the throat the throat can swell and cut off the airway in a matter of minutes. Many cats die this way.

I don't know what you can do to dissuade them though.

cozietoesie Sun 16-Mar-14 17:49:32

I've never found a way. Luckily, most cats seem to ignore them although they'll go for eg bluebottles and Daddy Longlegs.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sun 16-Mar-14 19:37:01

As DH pointed out, it explains why we found a bedraggled and pissed off bumblebee in the toilet yesterday. Clearly hiding from the cat.

He is still a youngster - not a year old yet - and a fecking law unto himself.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 16-Mar-14 20:15:57

Have you seen them trying to eat wasps?

Catch wasp
Pick wasp up in mouth
Drop wasp
<look puzzled>
Pick wasp up in mouth
Drop wasp
<look puzzled>
Pick wasp up in mouth......

Dcat managed to catch a bee when young - emergency vet was very expensive. She still watches them and doesn't seem to have learnt much from it despite her now being 13.

AnnaBegins Sun 16-Mar-14 20:43:59

Mine is too! I think Spring is sending him crazy... He is also incredibly greedy so when I was out in the garden eating lunch yesterday you could see him going "sandwich...bumblebee...sandwich...bumblebee!"

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