Cat Selfies Wild Cats Caught on Camera Traps

Eddie Selfie

Eddie in an almost selfie

The Oxford University Press chose the word “selfies” as a 2013 Word of the Year!  I am sure not one of us has escaped being exposed to the  seemingly endless stream of  self portraits captured on mobile devices. While most folks try to pose showing off their best side, many of the selfies come out, well a bit out of focus, off center, and sometimes even only showing a part of the person’s face.   What CNN described as perhaps the most embarrassing phenomenon of the digital age,  has now been recognized  by  the guardian of the English language.

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Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men is the Cat’s Meow!

Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men is the fragrance used to lure cats to remote cameras in the jungle.  Footage released by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) shows an African golden cat checking out a camera trap in a protected rainforest in Uganda.  WCS scientists say they drew the cat out with Obsession for Men, which is commonly used in the field.

Scientific American also reported on the Obsession phenomenon, claiming that biologists use the fragrance to attract jaguars in Nicaragua.  The cologne is said to contain civetone, which is from the scent glands of a nocturnal animal called civets. The civetone is what gives Obsession for Men its musky note, but the scent is similar to a territorial marking, piquing the jaguars’ curiosity and encouraging them to leave their own scent

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