I had to be dead subtle when photographing this cat. If you walk normally, or show undue interest, cats generally scarper, quam celerrime. There are two main approach strategies. One can either wait till the subject looks away and then take a step closer, or you can crouch in a ball and take steps closer, slowly. This latter strategy is the most successful. The key is to think like a Ferrero Rocher chocolate (small and round). A similar strategy works for photographing leopards and tigers - the only difference being that one has to think small, round and tasteless.
There are several cats in my street which I have seen lurking together.
cat that has just failed to catch a squirrel.
Cat looking at squirrel
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