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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:56 PM

6. My cats don't seem to be bothered by my singing, which

doesn't necessarily mean I'm good at it. And Siamese cats shouldn't be complaining about anybody else's voice. I know an opera singer whose Corgi howls whenever she practices; she thinks he's just trying to sing along.

In one case a woman warded off a mountain lion by singing opera:

Kyra Kopenstonsky was hiking a trail near Down Valley Park in Placerville, Colo., last week when she caught the attention of a mountain lion. The big cat reportedly stalked her for twenty minutes, often pouncing in front of her. Kopenstonsky brandished a branch to make herself appear larger, but when it didn’t phase the cougar, she tried another tactic.

“I don’t know why, I just started singing opera really loud,” Koestonsky told KUSA. “It kind of put its ears down and just kept looking at me, and it sort of backed away. Then, it came around the bushes and came towards me again and crouched about 10 feet away.”

Althoug Kopenstonsky’s singing didn’t deter the big cat completely, it seems to have unsettled the feline long enough for the hiker to safely retreat.

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