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2012-12-30 02:55:10 PM  
But can they do that in shoulder pads?
 
2012-12-30 03:35:33 PM  
I think they're going to need a higher fence.
 
2012-12-30 03:38:08 PM  
I ever tell you about the time I was sitting on the outhouse terlet and something tickled me on my turd chopper? 10 feet is nuthin...
 
2012-12-30 03:44:06 PM  
I was completely unaware of this creature's existence, and apparently there are lots of them.
Thanks subby.
 
2012-12-30 03:49:00 PM  
I hate to be "that guy" but my cats are half the size and easily reach 5 feet when playing in the house with a simple "mouse on a string" toy. Both of the younger cats love to leap high into the air - and they don't need a fence to rebound off of.
 
2012-12-30 04:08:29 PM  
Here's a cool video of a high-jumping house cat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WEMtYj2pJc
 
2012-12-30 04:28:29 PM  
is it still a jump when you use the fence for leverage?
 
2012-12-30 04:31:57 PM  

starlost: is it still a jump when you use the fence for leverage?


The second cat does it without the fence.
 
2012-12-30 05:13:25 PM  
Caracals hunt birds in their native environment by leaping into the air like that and batting them from the sky. It is impressive to see them do that though.
 
2012-12-30 07:53:44 PM  
A few years ago, my family and I went to the shell factory in fort Myers,where they had a wildlife exhibit. Walking through it, my son needed to go pee so my wife took him while I was left holding her camera. This wildlife looking lady came up to me in front of the exhibit of these cats and asked if I wanted to go inside and take some pictures. So ok. Sure. So she got some frozen chicken in a bucketand invited me to feed them. I looked at the still frozen chicken a little quizzical so she showed me how to feed them,holding our the chicken to the nearest cat while I was busy smashing some neat pictures up close to these cats. The cats sniffed the chicken and didn't want anything to do with it because it was still an ice cube. So then I got to try. I got up close holding out the chicken,snapping pictures like crazy hoping the damned things wouldn'tbite my hand off. Then my wife and son came back to find me in the cage with this weird lady while the cats were just trying to ignore us and go back to sleep. It was pretty neat.

/csb
 
2012-12-30 08:04:11 PM  

Malacon: starlost: is it still a jump when you use the fence for leverage?

The second cat does it without the fence.


He also doesn't get nearly as high.
 
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2012-12-30 10:06:49 PM  

alexanderplatz: Here's a cool video of a high-jumping house cat:


My wife and I had two F2 Bengal cats (one died).  When they were about a year and half old, they would jump 8 feet and land on the 3/8" wide trim strip above the door.  Lumpy would stand up there for a while look around then jump down.  Fritter is 14 years old and would jump to the top of our 6 ft entertainment center.  Now I which I had made video's since I we got rid of the entertainment center just before Christmas (bought a large screen TV) and there nothing that tall in the house that she jumps up onto.  Lumpy was very much like a wild animal and died at a younger age. I like to say the brightest bulb burns but half as long.  Fritter is more like a house cat on steroids, less instinctual and more intelligent than Lumpy.  At 14 (nearly 15) she is still young and athletic with very few signs of aging.  She regularly provokes the dog into chasing her around the house for fun then when she is done, leaps to some high point and looks down at the dog as the victor.  The dog is 4 years old.  Every once in a while Lilly will catch Fritter in a corner and launch at her.  Fritter will immediately run directly at the dog and at the last moment jump up and over the dog.  The dog usually does some jump flip type maneuver trying to catch her but never does.  We used to call Fritter and Lumpy as ninja cats.

My wife an I are astonished at the cunning, intelligence and athletic ability of these cats.  We used to say that if they ever escaped into the wild and began breeding they would take over the country.  They are VERY much warm weather animals and can't tolerate cold for very long.   Mice have no chance with a Bengal cat in the house.

But they are not for everyone.  They can be difficult to live with.
 
2012-12-31 12:06:10 AM  
im pretty sure that wasnt 10 feet
 
2012-12-31 12:25:47 AM  

Sir Simon Milligan: im pretty sure that wasnt 10 feet


Killjoy
 
2012-12-31 04:24:07 AM  

sxacho: A few years ago, my family and I went to the shell factory in fort Myers,where they had a wildlife exhibit. Walking through it, my son needed to go pee so my wife took him while I was left holding her camera. This wildlife looking lady came up to me in front of the exhibit of these cats and asked if I wanted to go inside and take some pictures. So ok. Sure. So she got some frozen chicken in a bucketand invited me to feed them. I looked at the still frozen chicken a little quizzical so she showed me how to feed them,holding our the chicken to the nearest cat while I was busy smashing some neat pictures up close to these cats. The cats sniffed the chicken and didn't want anything to do with it because it was still an ice cube. So then I got to try. I got up close holding out the chicken,snapping pictures like crazy hoping the damned things wouldn'tbite my hand off. Then my wife and son came back to find me in the cage with this weird lady while the cats were just trying to ignore us and go back to sleep. It was pretty neat.

/csb


1. You are an aweful story teller...You didn't build up to a climax, you didn't make me feel emotionally invested in the characters of either yourself, or your family, or even the creatures you were discussing...Then, at the end you submit that it was a "Cool story bro." I have to humbly disagree...I did not find anything "cool" about it.

2. Your tale did remind me for some reason of that old video of the family in some african nature reserve, the father got out of their car and walked up to a group of lions and started taking their photos...suddenly a female attacks him from behind and then rips his throat out...all while his family (including baby strapped into a car seat) look on in horror....

Try to be more like that guy, he had to die for his art, but his story will be remembered, while yours will not.
 
2012-12-31 07:07:15 AM  
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2012-12-31 09:44:30 AM  

Wolf892: sxacho: A few years ago, my family and I went to the shell factory in fort Myers,where they had a wildlife exhibit. Walking through it, my son needed to go pee so my wife took him while I was left holding her camera. This wildlife looking lady came up to me in front of the exhibit of these cats and asked if I wanted to go inside and take some pictures. So ok. Sure. So she got some frozen chicken in a bucketand invited me to feed them. I looked at the still frozen chicken a little quizzical so she showed me how to feed them,holding our the chicken to the nearest cat while I was busy smashing some neat pictures up close to these cats. The cats sniffed the chicken and didn't want anything to do with it because it was still an ice cube. So then I got to try. I got up close holding out the chicken,snapping pictures like crazy hoping the damned things wouldn'tbite my hand off. Then my wife and son came back to find me in the cage with this weird lady while the cats were just trying to ignore us and go back to sleep. It was pretty neat.

/csb

1. You are an aweful story teller...You didn't build up to a climax, you didn't make me feel emotionally invested in the characters of either yourself, or your family, or even the creatures you were discussing...Then, at the end you submit that it was a "Cool story bro." I have to humbly disagree...I did not find anything "cool" about it.

2. Your tale did remind me for some reason of that old video of the family in some african nature reserve, the father got out of their car and walked up to a group of lions and started taking their photos...suddenly a female attacks him from behind and then rips his throat out...all while his family (including baby strapped into a car seat) look on in horror....

Try to be more like that guy, he had to die for his art, but his story will be remembered, while yours will not.


You're right. That was a crappy story. Forgive me. I was already well into my boilo and typing on my phone. I was pretty proud last night about it, though. Now I'm hungover. Such is life.
 
2012-12-31 11:45:53 AM  
I've seen a house cat jump from the floor onto a ceiling beam. I'd say grabbing a fish in mid-air and landing on a beam are about the same difficulty.
 
2012-12-31 11:48:19 AM  
Lame video site, anyone has the youtube link?
 
2012-12-31 01:00:15 PM  

sxacho: Wolf892: sxacho: A few years ago, my family and I went to the shell factory in fort Myers,where they had a wildlife exhibit. Walking through it, my son needed to go pee so my wife took him while I was left holding her camera. This wildlife looking lady came up to me in front of the exhibit of these cats and asked if I wanted to go inside and take some pictures. So ok. Sure. So she got some frozen chicken in a bucketand invited me to feed them. I looked at the still frozen chicken a little quizzical so she showed me how to feed them,holding our the chicken to the nearest cat while I was busy smashing some neat pictures up close to these cats. The cats sniffed the chicken and didn't want anything to do with it because it was still an ice cube. So then I got to try. I got up close holding out the chicken,snapping pictures like crazy hoping the damned things wouldn'tbite my hand off. Then my wife and son came back to find me in the cage with this weird lady while the cats were just trying to ignore us and go back to sleep. It was pretty neat.

/csb

1. You are an aweful story teller...You didn't build up to a climax, you didn't make me feel emotionally invested in the characters of either yourself, or your family, or even the creatures you were discussing...Then, at the end you submit that it was a "Cool story bro." I have to humbly disagree...I did not find anything "cool" about it.

2. Your tale did remind me for some reason of that old video of the family in some african nature reserve, the father got out of their car and walked up to a group of lions and started taking their photos...suddenly a female attacks him from behind and then rips his throat out...all while his family (including baby strapped into a car seat) look on in horror....

Try to be more like that guy, he had to die for his art, but his story will be remembered, while yours will not.

You're right. That was a crappy story. Forgive me. I was already well into my boilo and typing on my phone. I was pr ...


I forgive you. Go in peace my brother.
 
2012-12-31 08:21:30 PM  
"I would just leave this pen, but...free food."

/on another note: an old boyfriend of mine had a house cat years back that could jump from the floor to the top of a door and would just hang out there. He later strangled himself on the string for the blinds. The lesson here: ability does not equal intelligence. Alternate lesson: where can I get one of those, they're adorable.
 
2013-01-01 01:40:31 AM  
i was at a party, and in a busy kitchen the guys cat jumped onto the shoulder of a standing stranger.  amazing
 
2013-01-01 05:15:03 AM  
Lame...my girlfriend can make 20 feet if you pinch her butt.
 
2013-01-01 10:59:38 PM  

BlackMtnMan: Lame...my girlfriend can make 20 feet if you pinch her butt.


Prove it.
 
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2013-01-02 12:22:45 AM  

The Ghost of Tom Ace: BlackMtnMan: Lame...my girlfriend can make 20 feet if you pinch her butt.

Prove it.


No it's true, I tested her....
 
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