African Folktale | Why Cats Kill Rats
Why Cats Kill Rats African folktale is a folklore story about love, betrayal and murder.
African Folktale Why Cats Kill Rats
Ansa was King of Calabar for fifty years.
He had a very faithful cat as a housekeeper, and a rat was his house-boy.
The king was an obstinate, headstrong man, but was very fond of the cat, who had been in his store for many years.
When the cat told the king, he called the girl before him and had her punished. The rat he handed over to the cat to deal with, and dismissed them both from his service.
The cat was so angry at this that she killed and ate the rat, and ever since that time whenever a cat sees a rat she kills and eats it.