Cats

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fastpedaller
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Re: Cats

Postby fastpedaller » 30 Jan 2019, 10:10am

Bmblbzzz wrote:Rabbits exhibit similar behaviour. In fact most prey species will run in some sort of zig-zag in order to shake off the threat. Unfortunately what works to escape a dog or similar actively chasing them tends to fail with something that's trying to avoid them.

That makes a lot of sense. Maybe they aren't so daft after all! Hares seem to run and run and run..... No zig-zagging, but they must rely on outrunning the prey. When they take off over a field they are out of sight, and have probably run 1/2 mile!

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Pastychomper
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Re: Cats

Postby Pastychomper » 30 Jan 2019, 10:11am

Funnily enough I found myself driving a car behind a hare a couple of years ago. I hung well back thinking it might dive into a verge if I kept the "pressure" off, but it held a straight path down the middle of the road for maybe quarter of a mile then turned off - down the middle of a side road. Afterwards I wished I'd checked my speedo.
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Bmblbzzz
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Re: Cats

Postby Bmblbzzz » 30 Jan 2019, 10:37am

I've twice raced a hare. Once on a road, once on a (decent quality) farm track. The score is Hares 2 - Bmblbzzz 0.

nigelnightmare
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Re: Cats

Postby nigelnightmare » 10 Mar 2019, 1:10pm

I ended up following a Hare along a country road @25mph for about half a mile or so, just loping along, it then suddenly sped up as another car was coming the other way and darted into a field.
I didn't know they could go that fast.

My cat used to jump on my chest every time I got on my recumbent trike and refuse to get off until we had gone for a little ride round the block.

hercule
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Re: Cats

Postby hercule » 10 Mar 2019, 9:01pm

I used to regularly find one of my cats asleep on my recumbent's seat... cats know what's best, sitting on an upright bike's saddle is not as much fun :lol: