Meet the Deadliest Cat on the Planet

Meet the Deadliest Cat on the Planet


This little female is known to researchers
as Gyra. She’s tiny, weighing a mere two pounds – 200
times less than a lion. She’d be almost impossible to find, but she’s
being tracked with a radio collar. And using surveillance cameras that rival
a cat’s night-vision, we can, at last, reveal her nocturnal pursuits. She can walk 20 miles a night in search of
food, the farthest recorded for any small cat. Guided by superb night vision and responding
to the smallest of sounds, she finds almost anything that moves is a potential meal. She’ll even eat locusts, but she prefers gerbils. Or if that doesn’t work – birds! With a wiggle to tuck her legs in, she gets
as low to the ground as possible. Primed like a spring, she can deliver maximum
power to jump. She hits her target 60 percent of the time. It’s what makes black-footed cats the most
lethal hunters in the entire cat family.

100 thoughts on “Meet the Deadliest Cat on the Planet

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  2. Georgie.
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    I reckon it was Georgie, my young ginger tom from 20 years ago, PIP (purr in peace). He brought some dead animal, or parts of, every day. Well it seemed like every day!

  3. Getting high off Refine Wedding Cake Distillate leads me here…..and my cat just meowed behind me either in approval or jealousy….-_____

  4. Cat have big eyes is not because they are trying to look cute, but because they need it for night vision when hunting at night.

  5. 2:29 dramatically zooms in on a cute ass face my cat would make walking around with a toy

    (thanks for the love PBS💜)

  6. There is one thing I always wonder in these documentations.
    So, the collar runs on batteries, right?
    What happens when they are no longer functional?
    Do they try to remove it or just leave it on her until it falls off on its own?
    Does it have a safety break-away????

  7. Can't quite understand what would actually make this specific species of small cat more "deadly" than any other.

    I have two regular somewhat domesticated outdoor house cats on my country estate.
    I have seen them kill birds, weasels, rats, mice, squirrels, voles and small lizards with seemingly little to no effort.
    One of them even thoroughly beat and clawed my neighbours big ass mongrel when he got too close to her kittens. All small cats "charge" their hind legs like in the video when they pounce for instance.

    Sure, as a wild animal i assume they'll hunt way more than my cats might, because kibble.
    But what trait/traits actually makes them better at it than a regular run-of-the-mill cat is not shown or explained in this video, all i see is a cat hunting like cats normally do?

  8. How is it the "deadliest cat" on the planet? Does it stalk and kill humans too? What makes it more deadly than the next wild cat? I would think that Lions are more deadly than this little cutie. lol

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