Dexter the Cat Throws a Mouse

How’s this for a unique pet photograph? Angelo DeSantis of Berkeley, CA was photographing his cat Dexter with a Canon 5D Mark II when he snapped this once-in-a-lifetime shot that appears to show Dexter throwing a mouse. It pays to have a fast shutter finger.

(via Colossal)

  • John Milleker

    Internet memes in 3… 2… 1…


  • Roman Matveev


  • YJawhar

    Is that blood on its right paw!?

  • Rui

    Looks like a leaf.

  • Jerry Davis

    Peta is going to go after the cat for mouse abuse.

  • Gereon

    Out of all the names in the world…:)

  • Helbnt

    I think it’s just a leaf…

  • Guest

    Poor mouse ;(

  • Da

    I was once playing with my cat, throwing cards and watching the reaction. Similar luck, I have a photo of a cat seemingly splattered over the door, legs splayed, reaching for the cards. 

    I’m glad cats have us as pets.

  • Wing Wong

    Wow… proof that there is cat-fu…

  • Dansencier

    Hope it got run over shortly after that!

  • Anonymous

    What kind of jerk would say such a thing? You see a lion eating a antelope on tv and immediately the first thing out of that glory hole of a mouth is “I hope it gets stomped by an elephant”? I hope you get cratered by a truckload of carrots just for eating anything besides fruit.

  • Guest

    you know, lions eat those antelopes. neighbor’s cat turns my yard into a litter box, and tries to kill every living thing for fun. doesn’t bother eating them, though.

  • Ryno

    How Secret of NIMH really ended.

  • gabe sturdevant

    The cat has a look like “Oh noes I threw my dinner away”

  • Sunnydez

    Wow!  I love that his name is Dexter.  Maybe that was an evil mouse that deserved to die.

  • Rick James

    Did you hear the new joke?

    “What did the four claws say to the face?”

  • Toubab

    With the fast shutter, we can definitely see the dark passenger…

  • Ken Yee

    Home runnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!
    lol…the expression on Dexter’s face is priceless :-)

  • Anonymous

    I hope you get cancer.

  • Mel

    This is why I have a dog. 

  • Nilesh

    The real Tom and Jerry moment.

  • Krieger Imaging

    Cats don’t usually seem so active and crazy and that’s why they captivate our attention. Great shot! This is one great example of why having a camera handy really can help your save great and not so great moments in your life.

  • Tirebiter

    “tries to kill every living thing for fun. doesn’t bother eating them” – that’s instinct, not fun, and a well-fed kitty has no need to eat it’s kill.  A well-fed zoo lion would do essentially the same thing.   Cats have only been domesticated for 9 or 10 thousand years – way less than dogs.  That, plus far less-aggressive breeding than dogs makes them much closer to their wild cousins.

    Sorry about the litterbox thing, that’s instinct too.  

    (that said, I keep my cats indoors – much better for them, and no worry about psycho neighbors doing them harm)

  • John

    Cat’s are way more useful, that’s one mouse that won’t be chewing into someone’s house/shed/barn and crapping all over everything. Don’t get me wrong, I love my dog- but my cat took out the entire neighborhood gopher population- no more holes in the yard. The dog… just tries to eat other animals poop.

  • Cassia

    My cat’s name is Dexter too! I approve. :)

  • YJawhar

    Yeah, I guess that that’s more probable than blood! :P

  • Pino

    Winning, it’s sad but true. Cats own us, not the other way around.