Not the ordinary house cat. This cat is ready to defend the house and its occupants. Impressive.
Cat-associated human plague cases, including fatalities, have been reported in the western United States since 1977 (3). Compared with dogs, cats are highly susceptible to plague illness and can transmit disease to humans directly through exposure to respiratory droplets and infectious body fluids associated with bites or scratches (1).
For all my cat loving readers.
Links presented as a public service. Unless you live under a rock you are probably aware of the Vox article. The first link is The Atlantic article documenting some of the science behind the anti-cat movement.