It’s no secret that cats love fish, but that love might not go both ways. In fact, cats are known to eat fish and prey on them, so it makes sense why cats might enjoy fish but fish wouldn’t feel the same way.
One orange tabby cat, Nemo, happens to be aptly named after his love for fish.
Rather than getting Nemo a real fish to torment, his owners decided to compromise by getting him a plastic fish.
“We got Nemo a new fish, and this one’s a Nemo too!” his owner shared on Instagram.
As it turns out, Nemo the cat ended up loving the plastic Nemo fish. Even after the novelty of the toy wore off, Nemo refused to stop playing with it!
His owners shared more photos of “Nemo’s pet Nemo” on Instagram, and it’s pretty adorable:
Nemo’s love for his fishy friend began to catch people’s attention, and his owners shared about him on Reddit too.
“We got Nemo a pet *FAKE* fish, and he’s madly in love with it,” they explained. The post was accompanied by an adorable photo of Nemo with his pet fish, Nemo.
I am broadly interested in how human activities influence the ability of wildlife to persist in the modified environments that we create.
Specifically, my research investigates how the configuration and composition of landscapes influence the movement and population dynamics of forest birds. Both natural and human-derived fragmenting of habitat can influence where birds settle, how they access the resources they need to survive and reproduce, and these factors in turn affect population demographics. Most recently, I have been studying the ability of individuals to move through and utilize forested areas which have been modified through timber harvest as they seek out resources for the breeding and postfledging phases. As well I am working in collaboration with Parks Canada scientists to examine in the influence of high density moose populations on forest bird communities in Gros Morne National Park. Many of my projects are conducted in collaboration or consultation with representatives of industry and government agencies, seeking to improve the management and sustainability of natural resource extraction.