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Your cat would eat your corpse, new research confirms


But when they looked at the overnight video footage was that local feral cats were squeezing in behind the fence and feasting on the decomposing bodies.


The two cats came most nights for 35 days to feed, and they ate right down to the bone, the Washington Post reported .


The corpse-eating cats didn’t want just any bodies, explained Sara Garcia, lead author on the paper , which was published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences .


Aleksandr Zubkov/Moment/Getty Images None of this is particularly shocking to veterinarians because cats are, biologically speaking, smol, furry predators.


“We had a cat that came in when her owner had died, and the report said that she’d eaten the person’s nose,” Mikel Delgado, a cat behavior researcher at the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine told the Washington Post.


I can rest a little easier knowing that if I should die in some humiliating queer spinster slip-n-fall and can no longer feed my fur family by hand, well, they’ll just choose another piece of me to gnaw on.






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