|Signs of the Stalker Cat
Author: Fenlaur PM
Know the signs of a stalker cat. A short story my sister wrote. Enjoy.Rated: Fiction K - English - Humor - Words: 919 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 01-06-13 - Status: Complete - id: 3089923
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Signs of the Stalker Cat
The stalker cat is a creature usually seen on front steps, lawns, and on street sides by houses. It is a creature commonly mistaken for the common housecat or a pet by its owners and passersby, who all too often become prey.
Unbeknownst to the unwary pedestrian, the stalker cat will watch and follow its prey, but only for a short distance. The more frequent the visits become to the area, the greater risk the unwary pedestrian will have of falling prey to the stalker cat.
The stalker cat is known for its patience. In between its large meals of pedestrians, dogs, and if by chance it happens across one, deer, it eats common cat food set out by owners or cat fanatics on the street. Most often though, the stalker cat will make itself a home with an unwary human. That is just in case it goes too long without catching a pedestrian; at least it will have something to fall back on.
It has also been known to eat small birds and rodents, if only for the sake of blending in.
The stalker cat is known for its mercilessness. Big or small, any pedestrian will do. Most often the stalker cat will start at the heels. It will nibble away a little at a time, so as to go unnoticed. Often the pedestrian isn't aware until most of the foot is gone. By that point they can no longer run and are much easier to take down.
A common question is how to avoid the stalker cat, that is, if it's possible?
To the relief of many, it is possible. There are several signs that a stalker cat is in the area. A wary pedestrian can read the signs if they know what they are.
The first sign is that people have mysteriously gone missing in one particular area. Of course this would attract large amounts of attention, mainly by media and police. It is a sign that is difficult to miss.
Most often there is little evidence left after a stalker cat attack. That is because the stalker cat is thorough; its survival depends on the fact that its existence remains a myth or little known tale.
When brought to the attention of the police, it is evident that the stalker cat has succeeded in its objective of remaining unseen and undetected. The police are the most skeptical about its existence. That is due to the fact that attacking a police officer may give credit to the belief in its existence, should the officer get away. It is rare, though, for any prey to escape the stalker cat.
The second sign is the presence of a cat in the area where all of the disappearances have occurred. The mere presence of a cat in the area doesn't prove anything though. Common cats exist in many places, especially in towns and cities. The stalker cat will often choose an area that is not over populated with other cats. It can be a bit of a territorial creature.
The third sign is by far the most common and perhaps the most easily missed, as the stalker cat is frequently mistaken for a common cat, its presence may go unnoted. Often it is seen on front steps, lawns, and on street sides. Most often it will appear as though the stalker cat is minding its own business. Nine times out of ten though, it is not.
The stalker cat will rarely hunt a pedestrian that has only been on its street once. One sighting is not enough to convince the stalker cat that that particular pedestrian would make a good meal. Often times it targets the pedestrian who travels that street frequently.
The stalker cat will watch its prey closely. If the pedestrian it is hunting happens to look its way, the stalker cat will simply turn its head and look elsewhere; a simple way of tricking the unknowing pedestrian.
Once ignored again, the stalker cat will follow the pedestrian. Should the pedestrian look over his shoulder, the stalker cat will most often sit down and look away or groom itself, cleverly showing no interest in its prey.
This can continue on for some way, and often over a period of several days, but only in the stalker cat's territory, from which it rarely strays.
It is often best to avoid the areas where signs of the stalker cat are present. If necessary to take that route it is best to drive. While the stalker cat is capable, and sometimes considers it, it will rarely attack a vehicle. For the stalker cat, it simply takes too much energy.
If it is necessary to walk in an area where the stalker cat lives, be sure not to go alone, especially if you must frequently walk there. Having another person with you though is not always the answer. The stalker cat is known for its ravenous appetite, attacking two people, while rare, would not prove a problem. When walking in an area where a stalker cat lives, there is safety in numbers. Three people or more presents more of an issue with the stalker cat. Being a cautious creature, greater numbers means a greater chance of pedestrians escaping and spreading the word of its presence.
Another frequently asked question is, how do you know which cat is a stalker cat when going to pick out a cat for a pet?
The simple answer is; you don't.