To quote Larry Niven: think of this as evolution in action.
Two cheetahs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo have met with some unexpected prey. The result was predictable.
Zoo officials say a white- tailed deer was killed by the cheetahs after it apparently jumped into their enclosure on Friday. A spokeswoman calls it “a normal and expected reaction” by the carnivorous big cats.
There can be only one response to this… Who’s a good kitty? You are! You’re a good kitty! And so are you! Such good hunters! Time for ear skritches!
…Gimme a break, we just got a cat. Besides, cheetahs are tameable and whitetail deer are a freaking nuisance in the Northeast. I’m ready to let the dang cheetahs go hunting… under proper supervision, of course.