Crouching Run

A cat may hold their body in the same posture as for the crawl but move at a faster pace, the movement exhibited is likely to approximate the gait of a trot despite being called a crouching run. The run, (see later description) requires limb movements which are difficult to perform with the body held very low to the ground.


Note that the gait typical of a trot is exhibited by this cat with two diagonally opposite legs raised from the ground simultaneously

The following video shows the typical low to the ground posture of the crouching run.