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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Medieval Manuscript Cat Uses Weaponry Against Mice

Wordless Wednesday

When tooth and claw just weren’t enough, medieval cats turned to
human weaponry—at least as seen in this marginal painting 
in which a cat fires a bow and arrow at mice in a tower.
The painting appears in a Book of Hours from southeast England
The date is c. 1320–1330.
All images Public Domain, via the

Detail (from lower left of above image) of
three mice in their tower, with arrow
just about to hit.

Detail (from lower right of above image) of
tabby cat notching another arrow in his bow.

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