May 3, 2012

The Leopard and the Mouse & GREAT NEWS FOR SCOUT

One Hungry Little Mouse!

The extraordinary scene was captured by photography student Casey Gutteridge at the Santago Rare Leopard Project in Hertfordshire. The 19-year-old, from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, who was photographing the leopard for a course project, was astounded By the mouse's behaviour.

He said: 'I have no idea where the mouse came from - he just appeared in the enclosure after the keeper had dropped in the meat for the leopard. He didn't take any notice of the leopard, just went straight over to the meat and started feeding himself.'

'But the leopard was pretty surprised - she bent down and sniffed the mouse and flinched a bit like she was scared. In the meantime the mouse just carried on eating like nothing had happened.

But even a gentle shove does not deter the little creature from getting his fill... 'It was amazing, even the keeper who had thrown the meat into the enclosure was shocked - he said he'd never seen anything like it before.' 

Project owner Jackie James added: 'It was so funny to see - Sheena batted the mouse a couple of times to try to get it away from her food.' But the determined little thing took no notice and just carried on.'

Sheena was brought in to the Santago Rare Leopard Project from a UK zoo when she was just four months old. She is one of 14 big cats in the private collection started by Jackie 's late husband Peter in 1989. The African Leopard can be found in the continent's forests, grasslands, savannas, and rain forests.

.........So the mouse continued to eat the leopard's lunch and show the leopard who was boss.....

Just proves no one can push you around without your permission.


Be nice to others because...

Time WILL make a difference!

                                         Scout & Frejya                                                           @
Wonderful News!!

Mommy talked to Scout's Mom, Miss Mimi today and he is good!! The Vet did X-rays and found that the lump was cartilage that has been there since Scout's surgery a year ago in February. It hasn't gotten any bigger than it was before and the Vet said since it hadn't changed in over a year it wasn't cancer. Since it doesn't appear to be bothering him, they are just to leave it alone. Miss Mimi is so thankful everything is OK but wonders why he never told her about this cartilage before. It would have saved her a lot of anguish.

The news is not good for my Baby Koya, so please keep her in your thoughts & prayers.




GOOSE said...

I have to say that is the most incredible thing I have seen all day, all week. Very cool and wonderful words of wisdom about it takes your permission.

Cupcake said...

Love the leopard and the mouse!! How cute.

I'm so happy for Scout and Miss Mimi.

Please keep us updated on Koya. Keeping her in my prayers.

The Websters said...

Please keep us posted on Koya. Praying.

We are very happy about Scout.


Hound Girl said...

wow that story is just amazing and the fact it was caught on camera. Thank you for sharing that. a great lesson.

Lorenza said...

That mouse sure has attitude!
Glad to know about Scout. I can imagine how relieved is his mom.
Paws still crossed for Koya.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my word!!!!
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am praying for Koya