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7 Reasons why cats attack!

Most owners have been on the receiving end of a cat attack. Your cat may lie in wait for you to walk by and then pounce. Or when you pat them, one stroke too many means a full-scale, teeth and claws attack.

A cat’s weapons are painful and most owners want to avoid being bitten or scratched. Here are some of the reasons why cats attack, and a few tips on how to reduce your cat’s overly ‘playful’ behavior.

Why cats attack?

Playful
Many cats have an excess of energy. While cats spend up to 80% of their day asleep, when they are awake, they expect to be entertained. Kittens are generally willing to play at any time. Tip: Play with your cat often, when it suits you. When alone, leave them cat toys to play with. Introduce a new toy regularly and rotate toys on a daily basis to keep them interested.
Make them hunt for their food, as this will occupy their minds.

Attention-seeking
If your cat attacks when you’re occupied elsewhere, they could be attention-seeking. This is common feline behaviour with cats pouncing on us while we’re making phone calls, working on our computers or walking sleepily to bed.

Tip: Give your cat plenty of playtime and attention, when it suits you. If your cat attacks, do not give them attention.

Predators
Play is practice for real life and when your cat attacks you they may simply be hunting. This is instinctive behaviour for a cat.
Tip: Encourage you cat to ‘hunt’ appropriate prey items like toys. Tie a string on your waistband with a toy attached and drag it around after yourself as you walk around your home. Your cat will enjoy the chase.
 
Redirected aggression
If your cat is feeling angry or fearful of a situation and you interrupt them, they may lash out at you. The intention was not to hurt you but to release a build-up of energy. This is common when cats are watching other cats out of a window or when they’re being disturbed by dogs or children.
Tip: Be aware of the likelihood of this happening before you approach or pick up your cat. If needs be, wrap your cat in a towel so they can’t attack. Place your cat in a safe, quiet spot until they calm down.

Fear-biting
Scaredy-cats will often attack as a defence mechanism, when they can’t get away or they have nowhere to hide.
Tip: Nervous cats need to be introduced to the situations that make them scared. This process needs to be done very gradually. Extremely nervous cats may benefit from veterinary medication too. Consult your vet.

Mating behavior
Responsible pet owners desex their cats – but even so, remnants of instinctive sexual behaviour remain. Males will naturally grab a female cat using mouth and paws to keep her still and to prevent himself being injured. Females retaliate to the mating with their jaws and claws. Our cats often react the same way when we hold and/or stroke them.
Tip: Halve the number of strokes you give your cat, then gradually increase the pats by one every day. If your cat tolerates very little, you may like to offer them a food treat to help them enjoy the experience.

Medical reasons
If your cat is not normally overly playful or aggressive, then an attack may be a sign they’re in pain or have a medical condition that needs to be investigated by a vet. Older cats may suffer from arthritis. Long-haired cats may develop knots in their coats, making it painful to be touched.

Source: http://www.purina.com.au/cats/behaviour/cat-attacks

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WATCH: Camper Films His Incredible Close Encounter With A Brown Bear

By +Andrea Mann 

Check out this encounter Drew Hamilton had with a brown bear at a riverbank in the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary And Refuge in Alaska.

Fortunately, Hamilton works at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, so knew what he was doing when faced with such a mighty beast. That said, he does work in the tech department...

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Wikipedia has blocked computers at the U.S. House of Representatives from making edits to its articles after a number of "disruptive" edits were made by staffers.
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Heard that news about a woman from Memphis who wanted to enter the lion's den to sing to lions and feed them cookies? 

This video will let you know why this was terribly bad idea... (if there's a simple sane soul on this world who doesn't know that already)

Oh, and just to let you know, both the foreign volunteer musician and Croatian owner of the sanctuary ended up with relatively minor injuries. Later on, the owner commented that bears were nervous because of the hot automn that prevented them from going to winter sleep mode... of course it couldn't be the beautiful music! 

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Casual Night with Arachnids
In two days +Science on Google+ will be streaming “Casual Night with Arachnids”. The Hangout On Air will consist of a series of short presentations from spider experts (see http://goo.gl/knJbyX for event post), and we are inviting all of you to watch the live event.There will be several minutes after each talk to answer questions. Please feel free to use the Q & A app or event post to ask questions. Questions can also be submitted to @spiderprofessor on twitter. Please use the hashtag  #arachnids14 . You can also watch the archived event on our youtube channel (http://goo.gl/zjmEfu). Subscribe to the page if you want to keep up on our HOAs.

In preparation for the event, we are sharing this GIF of an Ogre-faced spider (Deinopis subrufa), which is casting a net on a cricket. You can learn more about these net-casting spiders here (http://goo.gl/bWPW3s) and here's a short video showing an Ogre-faced spider weaving a net and using the net to catch prey (http://goo.gl/QaHU31). 

Link to Casual Night with Arachnids: http://goo.gl/knJbyX 
GIF source: http://goo.gl/xzFF4p
Wikipedia: http://goo.gl/bWPW3s 
Net weaving video: http://goo.gl/QaHU31 
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