Nova Scotia cat forms unlikely friendship with family of deer

By Ben Hooper
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BIBLE HILL, Nova Scotia, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A Nova Scotia woman captured video of her "animal whisperer" cat playing with some of his most unlikely "friends" -- a family of deer.

Corena Saunders posted a video to Facebook showing her cat, Benoit, playing with the mother deer and twin fawns in her Bible Hill back yard.


Saunders said Benoit seems to have formed a particularly close bond with one of the female youngsters.

"The mama and her twin babies came up and Ben decided that he was going to play with the little girl again and they're chasing each other around the backyard," Saunders told the CBC's Mainstreet radio program.

Benoit and the deer can be seen touching one another multiple times in the video, and the cat even has both front paws on the deer's neck at one point.

Saunders said she has seen Benoit and the deer touch noses in a "kiss" during another visit.

She wrote on Facebook that the "animal whisperer" cat's other unlikely wildlife friends include red foxes, a pheasant and even a skunk.


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