Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Fun: Tiger Style vs. Snake Style

Ok, I totally ripped this off from the guys at "The Rum Soaked Fist"
Watching the movements of the cat is fascinating. At first glance, it appears that the snake is faster. But as in "The Tai Chi Classics", "When my enemy moves, I move first." In other words, the cat is able to predict the snakes movement or evoke a response from the snake. The cat avoids double-weightedness, transferring to back legs allowing to swat with the paw.
There's no doubt this cat has killed a lot of snakes!


Sean C. Ledig said...

It is fascinating, but I have a problem with my wolf-hybrid killing snakes. Here in Florida, it is entirely possible to run into coral snakes, cottonmouths, pygmy and eastern timber rattlers even in the city limits.

I'm afraid that one day, she's going to tangle with one of the above instead of the garter snakes she's always killing.

I have a friend who found her cat dead on the porch near a freshly-killed coral snake.

Dojo Rat said...

Yes, I am sure that these guys knew that it was a non-poisenous snake.
From the looks, that damned cat would have taken on an alligator.

daniele.perkele said...

The cat looks relaxed. I wonder if it runs a dojo too.

Patrick Parker said...

neko sensei - he is certainly a master of ma-ai and atemi

kenposan said...

I hate snakes. I love this cat.

I noticed that the cat seemed pretty darned relaxed as well, like it had played this game hundreds of times.

uchi deshi said...

Pretty cool. I gotta practice that. Maybe after a coupla beers.