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Saturday, June 06, 2009


This is one of a remarkable series of pictures sent to me by Dave McMann last week, and published in the British Daily Mail. They show what happened at a private animal collection in the UK when a small rodent wandered into a leopard cage and tried to take its lunch.

One would have imagined that it would have been curtains for the rodent, but the leopard surprisingly tenderly pushed it away with its muzzle.

All together now:




G L Wilson said...

I linked to the Metro coverage of the story on the news blog. They had two slightly different takes on the story in their print and online editions and clearly couldn't decide if the rodent was a rat or a mouse as each story reported it differently.

Aubrey said...

The picture is cute. But the cat in this picture looks more like a Jaguar then a Leopard. Jaguar's have a more pronounced square jaw. They also have more stocky heads and legs.