Our house is relatively free of bugs partly because we have cats. Chris used to be a great bug catcher but now the duty is performed quite well by Floki. Here he is waiting patiently for a moth to make a mistake.
I don’t think he got the moth that time but I didn’t see it after that so he probably got it after we went to bed. Does anyone else have good bug hunters living with you?
chris… please come over and bring your siblings… we have one fly what drives us crazy…
I’m sure they would be happy for the adventure.
That face!!!! Floki looks like he’s hypnotized by the bug….hahahaha Teddy loves to chase bugs outside – especially dragonflies and butterflies but we don’t have bugs in the house (unless we do but he gets them before WE see them!!).
That could be. I think the bugs come out at night and since cats can see in the dark they don’t have much of a chance.
Floki is a great bug catcher!
One of the best.
Living in Florida, you know the bane of roaches. Waking up to one on the floor, on its back, legs up, means my three girls had a fun time during the night playing with it.
Floki looks bound and determined, but that lamp..!! I like it!! Is it turtles all around it?
I see the occasional dead cockroach when I get up in the morning. Often it is by the water bowl. Perhaps catching bugs makes Floki thirsty. There is only one turtle on the lamp.
I call Palmetto bugs cockroaches but that is usually what I see. Those usually come in from outside so seeing an occasional Palmetto bug is not an issue but if you see the smaller German Cockroaches, that usually means you have a problem.
Palmetto bugs are in south Florida. I am in the Panhandle (NW FL). We have roaches. Nasty things.
I hate roaches.
Ugh! And they fly–who knew!!!
I’m in Central NC. We got nasty roaches, too. I don’t think there is a US state that doesn’t have roaches.
I’ve never actually seen a Palmetto bug close up…just pictures.
They are big and ugly but I would rather see them than the small ones because they usually come in one at a time.
dood….round heer we like ta catch spyderz… then eat em… then hurl 😉 ♥♥
Sounds like fun. 🙂
Floki looks like he has the situation covered! Oh yes the kitties here go for any bugs that dare enter!
If you have bugs, you got to have cats. 🙂
That moth better not land anywhere.
I would bet Floki could snatch it out of the air if the lamp wasn’t in the way.
Good job Floki! My Rosie and Trouble are the resident bug hunters.
Oh, you have two. That is twice the protection. Chris and Frankie don’t care too much about bugs these days.
Love that serious look! Simon and Seal are the BugSquad here.
It seems everyone has at least one bug catcher. And people think cats don’t earn their keep. 🙂
My human says that Sparkle was an expert moth hunter! I’m pretty lousy at catching anything. I always need my human’s help. She’s caught more lizards and rats since I came to live here than she could ever have imagined!
Maybe it’s time for another cat in the house. 🙂
We ALL used to be terrific bug hunters, but now that it is summer and there is an overabundance of Moles and Voles and Mice, we have become rodent exterminators. Even our neighbors are happy with our skills! Mr D and the Mayor give us treats when we present them with their carcasses.
You are doing a very important job. That is the same job the very first domesticated cats were doing.
I have referred to Ollie as my bug hunter extraordinaire. I find bugs in pieces. Then, he played with a yellow-legged centipede, that somehow got in the house. I think it spit at him and he jumped back. It scared me a bit because those things can be poisonous. He acted like it stung him a bit. He threw up a couple of times and was lethargic for a couple of days.
He still goes after bugs…flies, stinkbugs, the occasional roach/water bug, the green flying things with green wings…
I love that lamp!
Thanks. We have an invasive toad here that is poisonous but it is mostly dogs that are affected because they stick their noses on them.
Does Floki do the bird-chatter sound at bugs? Le Roi does, which is super-handy when we have food around as we know to cover it up. In fact, we often leave him in charge of the cheese board if we have to leave the room, knowing that he will alert us to any intruders.
Floki does that when he sees birds out the window but I don’t think he does it for bugs
These cats aren’t very interested in bugs. But their predecessor Critter could catch anything with wings. Moths were her favorite. The crunching was a little disconcerting
I prefer they catch them when I am not around.
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