The Week in Animal News: Doomed Mouse, Cat Bitch-slaps Alligator, and More (Slideshow)

Photo: Wild Wonders of Europe

A black-winged kite bird closes in on its prey -- a terrified mouse -- in a field in Spain.

This is just one of the dangers hitting the animal world this week: We also have a brave house cat that takes on an alligator, threats of extinction from natural causes, and a loud ocean that's forcing whales to shout.

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Tags: Animals | Biodiversity | Conservation | Endangered Species


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