Video reveals the secret life of barn cats
Warning: adorable kittens ahead
Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012 08:10
COOLSPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa.-- Few aspects of agriculture have remained unchanged in the last century. Horses gave way to tractors and then even bigger tractors. Milking machines with all their valves, compressors, and stainless steel lines have replaced the iconic stool and pail. Even the old red barn has given way to newer "super structures" of steel, aluminum, and fiberglass.
One facet of the farming process that hasn't (and refuses) to change is the barn cat. Despite all the odds stacked against them, these felines show incredible resiliency.
On the Drove Pasture Farm in Mercer County's Cool Spring Township, several cats live a life on the fringe. They contribute to the farm by preying on unwanted pests. However, many are skiddish of when it comes to people. Barn cats are often closer to feral felines than the the typical house cat.
With a strong zoom lens and a lot of patience, WCN's reporter (and part-time farm hand) gives you an inside look at the life of these timid but adorable creatures. The video reveals how these kittens that survive and thrive in spite of growing up without the creature comforts of the domestic cat.
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