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Sat Jun 28, 2014, 08:36 AM

Rare Pallas Cat discovers camera, investigates


Motion-sensing “camera traps” placed deep in remote ecosystems have been instrumental in recording the natural behavior of some of the world’s most elusive animals -- though sometimes they do catch something else: the earth-shattering moment they seem to realize that they’re being watched.

Just watch as this ferociously furry Pallas’s cat discovers the camera placed outside his den then move in for a better look.

These small felines, standing roughly the same size as a domestic house cat, are notoriously shy in their mountainous habitat high in the Himalayan mountain range. Footage like this, gathered from camera traps, is often the only evidence researchers have to go on that they are actually there.

In fact, just earlier this year, these majestic little Pallas’s cats was discovered living in Nepal for the first time ever -- offering tantalizing clues that the notoriously shy species’ range is larger than previously thought.

https://www.thedodo.com/watch-the-earth-shattering-mom-601443618.html

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n2doc Jun 2014 OP
hatrack Jun 2014 #1
Shrike47 Jun 2014 #2
Warpy Jun 2014 #3
TexasProgresive Jun 2014 #8
enlightenment Jun 2014 #20
packman Jun 2014 #4
shenmue Jun 2014 #7
7962 Jun 2014 #17
Half-Century Man Jun 2014 #26
itsrobert Jun 2014 #5
AlbertCat Jun 2014 #6
Jackpine Radical Jun 2014 #13
MH1 Jun 2014 #19
Cracklin Charlie Jun 2014 #9
7962 Jun 2014 #18
secondvariety Jun 2014 #10
Jack Rabbit Jun 2014 #11
cantbeserious Jun 2014 #12
tosh Jun 2014 #14
libodem Jun 2014 #21
Tetris_Iguana Jun 2014 #15
L0oniX Jun 2014 #16
Maven Jun 2014 #22
Warpy Jun 2014 #23
catbyte Jun 2014 #24
Judi Lynn Jun 2014 #25
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2014 #28
ellenrr Jun 2014 #27
Warpy Jun 2014 #29
jmowreader Jul 2014 #30

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 08:42 AM

1. KITTEH!

Seriously cool footage - thanks!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 09:01 AM

2. He's not that cute, but you can't say he's stupid.

Thanks for the video.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 09:07 AM

3. Try this one, too



They're about my favorite feline, little and cute and if you try to pet one, it will rip your arm off and beat you to death with it.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 09:30 AM

8. Hmmm, sounds like I have one living in my house.

Well she is little and has her moods, but we love her just the same. I guess that's why she's with us to teach us how to unconditionally love another.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 12:43 PM

20. Loved that comment, Warpy!

Thanks for the chuckle. They are gorgeous - and ferocious little critters.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 09:09 AM

4. I just knew

somehow, someway, by some means a DUer would squeeze in a post about a cat today.

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Response to packman (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 09:19 AM

7. It's a rule

We have to.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 12:20 PM

17. Never trust a man who hates cats!

 

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Response to packman (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 07:07 AM

26. I heard there was a quota

Don't know if it's per day or per week

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 09:10 AM

5. I like how he/she has the power to teleport back to the opening of the cave

But why does he/she keep running toward the camera?

Must be a Kardashian?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 09:14 AM

6. Pudder-budder!

 

I love how all cats, big or small...sorta act the same. Like cats...y'know.

Come here kitty kitty.... AURRGGGGGH....my face!



(You do know that the cat is the only domesticated animal that is not social in the wild.)

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 10:43 AM

13. Domesticated?

Cats have been domesticated?

I did not know that.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 12:24 PM

19. Euphemism.

for, "cats have trained humans to feed and shelter them".

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 09:46 AM

9. That's so cool!

But does it look like something else is with him in the cave? There seems to be something moving at the top of the opening.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 12:23 PM

18. looks like something fluttering in the breeze to me. Maybe a leaf?

 

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 09:51 AM

10. Too cute...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 10:06 AM

11. Awww . . .

He acts just like Swashbuckler.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 10:21 AM

12. Full Video Here

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 10:53 AM

14. Aww, thanks for this....

so cool on full screen!

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 12:54 PM

21. This is great stuff

I've been back to look at this cool cat about 6 times. Love the long version!!!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 11:06 AM

15. Want!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 11:39 AM

16. Grumpy's long lost cousin?

 

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 01:13 PM

22. Grampy cat.

"Hey kids, what are you doin' on my rocks???"

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 11:59 PM

23. Found an even better video

Music is by Huun Huur Tuu

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 01:03 AM

24. Wow, awesome!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 04:24 AM

25. More Pallas Cats:

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A Mongolian herder taking his life in his own hands!











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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #25)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 01:06 PM

28. Thank you! They are so adorable!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 08:54 AM

27. cool. Now that we know it exists, how long will it take humans to exterminate all of the species?

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Response to ellenrr (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 12:34 AM

29. Multiple nations are now dedicated to tracking them and insuring their survival

The range is all through central Asia and the clip now shows, through the Himalayas. They were actually thought to be extinct some years ago, sightings had gotten so rare. They're as shy as they are fierce and if anything is going to survive the next 100 years, they will.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 03:21 PM

30. Pallas Cats are born pissed-off





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