25 September 2013

Birds Attack Cat that Caught Little Chipping Bird

A friend in the country, noticed a very singular contest a few days since. A good sized cat had caught a little chipping bird, and was rushing off with her prey, when a king bird, attracted by the cries of the bird, came to the rescue, and gave a loud alarm. This was answered by a whole swarm of king birds and swallows, who attacked the cat with such ferocity that she was soon compelled to drop her victim; but the feathered avengers were not content with this. They pursued the cat, continually pecking at her, until she found shelter under a barn, creeping through a crevice, where tormenters did not venture to follow her.

Anonymous. August 30, 1845. Boon's Lick Times 6(25): 2.