In Which a Magpie Stalks a Cat

Eurasian magpie (by Diego Delso,, License CC-BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons)

16 February 2024

Why is this magpie annoying the cat?

When they aren’t viewing cats as threats to their young, Eurasian magpies (Pica pica) will follow them to sources of food.

Four Eurasian magpies and a cat (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

As soon as this cat found a snack …

Eurasian magpie watches a cat eating bratwurst (photos from Wikimedia Commons)

… the magpie showed up to wait.

(photos from Wikimedia Commons, tweet embedded)

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