January 15, 2008

What's Eating the Cats?

We received an email from our friend who let us know that Sam is settling in his new home just fine so far. She said her 100 pound black lab -- whose name is Howard, not Harvey-- was frightened of Sam, but they're OK with each other.

Here's the thing. R said it was coyotes attacking the cats in The Woods, and I didn't know there were coyotes in the North East, so I learned two things new because R's dad said it isn't really coyotes eating the cats; it's fisher cats eating the cats. I'd never heard of such a thing, and R described it to me, but when I looked it up, that fisher cat didn't look anything like what he described, and it isn't really a cat at all, and it doesn't eat fish. It looks like a cross between a bear and a weasel.

Now R says he's never seen a fisher cat in The Woods, and it's probably the wolves eating the cats. I said I don't want to be eaten by wolves either, but R says I'm more likely to be chased by wild turkeys.


In any case, Sam is better off here with Howard. We miss his yowling ways, though.

1 comment:

R said...

I was wrong about a few things. No wolves in Ashburnham as far as I can tell and it seems the cats are more likely attacked by fox then anything else. Hey, it’s been a long time since I lived in the woods.