Backyard Drama: Treed Cat Untrees Itself

A neighborhood cat trespassed in the wrong backyard this morning and Ranger managed to bolt out the backdoor and get the drop on it. So instead of escaping across the ground it panicked and got chased up one of our trees where it sat about 12-feet up for about 15 minutes thoroughly skeptical of my invitations to come down while simultaneously and incessantly being tormented by a momma hummingbird who was none to happy to find such an unwelcome guest so near her nest.

While there’s a tendency to freak out about cats being stuck up in such unfamiliar places, the feline eventually proved itself entirely able to get down without any human interference. Once upon the ground and with Jiggy as a highly intrigued escort it made its way to the safety of the backyard next door, as captured via my iPhone:

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."