If this video had been shot anywhere else but Alaska, this cat wouldn't have survived a minute when a couple of birds of prey dropped by and perched on the balcony's railings. Luckily for the kitty, though, bald eagles in Dutch Harbor Unalaska, an island on the Aleutian chain, are as plentiful--and friendly--as, say, dogs are in the rest of the country.
So this cat may meow when one of these eagles saunters over to get a closer look, but it doesn't run away or take a swipe at the bird or anything else that signals fear. As one Alaska native commented on Facebook after this video was posted, bald eagles on the island "are VERY used to humans, and routinely are found along railings, on pots, fences, and other objects within touching distance of humans, foxes, cats, dogs." And because food is so abundant for these birds, hunting pets "would be like hunting a deer in the middle of a Vegas buffet line," added that same commenter.
See how calmly the cat reacts for yourself (and see if you can spot the other kitty halfway through the video).
Amazing When the eagles are quietly on the balcony with the catsPosted by Immortal Che Guevara on Friday, November 13, 2015
Amazing When the eagles are quietly on the balcony with the cats
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