Tuesday, January 25, 2011

cat walking in snow

cat walking in snow –
hind paws stepping precisely
in the front paw prints
Walking behind Ginger, I notice for the first time that his hind paws are stepping exactly in the prints left by his front paws. Even moving faster, he still leaves a trail of almost perfectly matched prints. There must be some evolutionary advantage to this method of walking, perhaps more silent when stalking. It is certainly efficient and also extremely elegant.

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