… hunting …
When hunting, the wildcat patrols forests and along forest boundaries and glades. In favourable conditions, it will readily feed in fields.
The wildcat will pursue prey atop trees, even jumping from one branch to another. On the ground, it lies in wait for prey, then catches it by executing a few leaps, which can span three metres. Sight and hearing are the wildcat’s primary senses when hunting, its sense of smell being comparatively weak.
When hunting aquatic prey, such as ducks or nutrias, the wildcat waits on trees overhanging the water.