I hope that it's a release collar... Out of all the cats that we've rescued/had, I've only felt the need to put collars on a couple. One was an indoor cat, and she loved having a collar. I assume, since she was purebred, she once had people, and perhaps a collar.
The other two were bird hunters in the spring. One was a feral outdoor cat. I didn't want to have anyone get caught, so bought release collars with bells, to warn birds they were there. They disappeared every few days, so I bought them in bulk.
We did have a cat that found us that had a regular buckle collar when he got here. He's the one who I'm sure hitched a ride from up north in Dos Rios on the train that used to run through here.
Anyway, I think that collars on cats look nice, but I really worry about them being caught if they wear them, so do not use them, by and large.
That was interesting about the cicada. We do a lot of moving of critters, too. Congratulations on saving the little guy!
Krypto, now that he is used to going out in that small area with Hira, sometimes goes selectively deaf when we tell him to go in. Sheesh! Yes, have had to use our parent voices on that a couple of times!
I adore blue jays from my earliest days. We had one outside when I was between 6 months and 6 years. When we moved, I was positive that he followed us, flying over the car! Lol! But, the reason that I believed that, besides being hopeful at 5, is that, when we got to a house to look at it - the one that we ultimately moved to, there was a jay in the backyard that looked exactly like ours, and he was 'talking' to us, begging for a treat. So, my little animal-loving kid's mind put what I thought was 2 and 2 together, lol!
Yes, they are one of the three most intelligent birds!
Thanks for the fun, critter read! :-)
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