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Detailed, almost photo-realistic, still life paintings became highly popular during the 17th & 18th centuries. This still life painting is livened up a bit by the presence of a cat who is about to grab some game for herself.
[c. 1700, Alexandre-François Desportes, A Cat Attacking Dead Game, painting]
You just gotta do what you gotta do to survive. I've always thought that female cats (this one is a calico, thus female) are better hunters than the males, presumably because they often have more mouths to feed.