Wednesday, May 16, 2007

How to Eat a Cranefly

Most evenings when I go out for my walk, I hunt craneflies. They are slow, and kind of dumb, so its not that challenging, but it does keep my skills up. Its quite easy, any cat can learn to do it.

First of all, eye your prey, usually flying up a fence or the side of the house. Quickly bat it down to the ground. Here I've already gotten one down onto the patio beside our house.

Eye it carefully, and make sure you've injured it some....

Put your paw on it to make sure it can't escape, but not too hard, you need to tease it first before you give it the final blow........

Lift up your paw just a little to make sure its still there and kicking, make it think it might be able to get away......

Finally, put it out of its misery and enjoy a nice evening snack! Tasty!

Then be sure to yak up part of it on the kitchen floor once you come it. Makes room for the stinky goodness you are sure to get for being such a good hunter.

21 comments:

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, are doze tasty? I usta hafta bug hunt fur myself, now I make Speedy get dem for me. He's pretty good but I think yoor tips will help.

Jeter and Mickey said...

deer tara,
do cranefliez taste like chicken?
thank u fer invitin me to play in yer tunnel!
luv--yer grate frend--jh

Kimo & Sabi said...

Them craneflies is kinda like da "skeeter eaters" we gots at our house. We likes to break their legs so we can toss 'em around a little first. When they stop squirmin', then we eats 'em. Yep - yummy little snacks!

Dragonheart said...

Nice photo essay on hunting craneflies, Tara. I don't think we have craneflies around here. Thanks for the hunting advice!

Karen Jo said...

You give very good advice on hunting crane flies, Tara. The kitchen floor is surely the best place to yak them up. It's as if you are saying, "If you gave me more stinky goodness, I wouldn't have to eat bugs and yak them up on your floor."

Honey P. Sunshine said...

yummy and crunchy too

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I've never seen one of those! They look like lots of fun to hunt. I've been trying to go after the fast flies but they always get away.

Latte

Riley & Tiki said...

Yakking on the kitchen floor is fun, but it's even better if you can yak on carpet.

Caesar and Princess said...

We never had one of those.
You are a really good hunter Tara!!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

That looks like lotsa fun. yummy! I kill any bug that flies or crawls in my house just like that. We cats are fantastic hunters!

The Furry Kids said...

Hmmm, I don't think we have those here. But it looks like fun. I use a very similar technique. :)

Love,
Tazo

The Meezers said...

wow, what flavor is they? does they taste like ham? - Miles

Daisy said...

We don't have Craneflies here. But they sure do look tasty. You are a very good hunter, Tara!

Hot(M)BC said...

Thanks for the hunting tips, Tara. I'm not sure we have those here, but new hunting tips are always handy.
Purrrrrrs,
your bud Pepi

Bogdan, the editor said...

You should start your own hunting show on the Cat Hunter Network!

Scraps is in McHenry Village. It's mostly dog stuff, but there are lots of clothes and a barkery. There are some snacks there we like!

Purrs, Bogdan, Kat 3 and Sara

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

Tara, I couldn't have done a better job! Your technique is flawless!

Kate said...

Eww, I've never heard of craneflies but they look pretty scary! You're a good hunter though!

From Katie and Puddy

Parker said...

Mr. Cranefly looks yummy!

William said...

That looks like fun! We don't have those here, though. At least I've never seen one. Nice strategy for the real dinner!

jcfloresinc said...

You go girl!! Great pictures and instructions. Tigger ripped the cat food open. It wasn't me. Have a great day.
Samantha and Tigger

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
O, Tara, u's are truly an inspirashun to us hunter cats efurrywhere. ur's tekneek be flawless ('n a good photographer to capture it all).
Purrs, KC