Cat Among the Pigeons

Cat Among the Pigeons

A riotous assembly of unrespectable African creatures

by David Muirhead

Illustrated by Patricia de Villiers

Foreword by Brian J. Olsen

Published by: Catalyst Press

Imprint: Powers Squared

242 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 41 B&W illustrations

  • Paperback
  • 9781733547406
  • Published: February 2020

$16.95

In an irreverent but loving treatise on the creatures of South Africa and beyond, David Muirhead features eccentric animal behaviors in his native home. Mixing folklore and legend with a heavy dose of science, Muirhead leaves no wart unexamined in these tales of unrespectable animals. A book for those delighted to discover what “pronking” means, or that for pythons, swallowing a porcupine whole is the easy part; it's afterwards when the anxiety really starts.

Cat Among the Pigeons allows us to laugh our way to a reconnection with the creatures we co-evolved with, highlighting their importance to our collective past and precarious futures. A reminder in our increasingly urban world that the strange and fantastical still roam, crawl, wiggle, swim and soar through the terrestrial and aquatic world, ready to delight and surprise us.