Dutch, a five-and-a-half-month-old kitten, repeatedly tried to stalk a goat he discovered in his Murrayville neighbourhood. The goat did not notice. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Dutch, a five-and-a-half-month-old kitten, repeatedly tried to stalk a goat he discovered in his Murrayville neighbourhood. The goat did not notice. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Kitten picks big prey for Langley hunting expedition

The goat barely noticed he was in danger of a severe pouncing

It’s not every day you see a kitten trying to sneak up and pounce on a goat.

But Dutch, a five-and-a-half-month-old ginger kitten was spotted practising his stalking skills on a full-grown white goat on the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 10, in a quiet Murrayville neighbourhood.

The goat is well known to neighbours for wandering the street and lawns, where it has apparently nibbled on the local rose bushes from time to time.

But this was a first for Dutch, said his owner, Cianna Bosma.

Dutch repeatedly dropped to his belly to slink towards the goat, before backing away and trying again.

“This is the first time that he’s done that,” Bosma said.

The kitten’s mom is apparently a keen hunter who has only recently been taking Dutch outside.

Dutch could not quite work up the courage to pounce on the goat, which cropped a front lawn and only once appeared to notice the kitten.

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Dutch’s owners include Cianna Bosma and her children, from left to right, Henry, 11, Hazel, nine, Eloise, seven, with Dutch, and Jasper, 12. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Dutch’s owners include Cianna Bosma and her children, from left to right, Henry, 11, Hazel, nine, Eloise, seven, with Dutch, and Jasper, 12. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Dutch, a five-and-a-half-month-old kitten, repeatedly tried to stalk a goat he discovered in his Murrayville neighbourhood. The goat did not notice. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)