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Playing cat and mouse by Alan Mattison

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On a recent trip to Sicily I saw this cat actually playing with some mice . If this could only serve to illustrate what are traditionally thought of as enemies can be turned around through acceptance and tolerance.
Taken with a Nikon D4 and a 70-200mm, 2.8 lens, Processed,layered & finished in PS


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  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonover 1 year ago

    Lovely capture Alan.

  • thanks, Christina !

    – Alan Mattison

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Very cute, but it does look like the cat is ready to slam that foot down on the little mouse! LOL

  • No chance, Dottie,they could play for hours ! thanks

    – Alan Mattison

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 1 year ago

    Great image, xo

  • thanks, Anna !!

    – Alan Mattison

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    One of the most interesting cat images I have seen in a while.
    Coming to think of it I have never seen anything like it here.
    Thank you for entering it in both groups Alan – LOVE it ☺

  • I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it ! thanks, Kira ! OH !, for the fav and features too !!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 1 year ago

    Wow! Soooo cool! Didn’t think that ever happened.

  • but it really did !! thanks C&M !!

    – Alan Mattison

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseover 1 year ago


  • thanks you, Jolante!

    – Alan Mattison

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    More features will come – be patient ☺

  • thanks, but I am such a patient person, Kira !!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • K Lockhart
    K Lockhartover 1 year ago

  • thanks for featuring my work !

    – Alan Mattison

  • PatChristensen
    PatChristensenover 1 year ago

    This is a very cool capture at several levels. That cat is at peace and in play mode. Great timing on your part for being in the right place at the right time a capture to learn from for sure hugs :)Pat

  • thanks so much, Pat !

    – Alan Mattison

  • Denzil
    Denzilover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot Alan, and the processing is impressive – really highlights the essence of the image. Lovely work:)

  • thanks so much, Den !!

    – Alan Mattison

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