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What is the Cat Doing Here?

About a week ago I finally stirred myself up to get out of the house and get some pictures of the river. The park with river access is about three blocks from my house and it’s about the length of another block to the trail that parallels the river. Most of the year the river is dry on the surface and runs below the ground. But we’ve had lots of rain this year and I knew the river was now full. I wanted some pictures before it disappeared again.

The park itself is across the street from the housing tract where I live. So there are houses on one side of the street and on the other is the park and the river. The river trail begins in the park. One side of the trail is the grassy part of the park. The other side is wild along the river. There are numerous large trees, many dead or dying. Some have fallen. Some have dropped dead branches. The top picture will give you a sample.

Sometimes I see wildlife in the park. Lots of birds forage there and the occasional rabbit runs across the path and into the brush. But on this particular afternoon I saw something in the park I’d never seen before. A cat on a log in the brush beside the river. I did a double-take and then got my camera out. The second photo shows the cat as my eye first saw it. The third shows the zoom shot so you can better see the cat. Where do you suppose the cat came from? Why is it in the park?

  • Is this cat feral?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Is this a pet from the tract across the street enjoying the park?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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