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Ernesto Whiskers

Ernesto snake bite2.jpg

Date of Birth
October 30, 2010
Date of Death
February 2013
Cause of Death
Last Seen
Known For
Surviving a Snake bite
Also Known As

Ernesto(VWM159) was born into the Whiskers on October 30, 2010. His mother was Ella and his father was Thundercat. He was born with three litter-mates, his litter-mates were his brother Madiba(VWM158) and two sisters named Nanageddon(VWF160) and Treva The Renewer(VWF161). He and his litter-mates survived their first few months. In May 2011, when Ernesto was just six months old, his sister Nagaeddon died. The following month his mother lost dominance to his older sister Oriole after she disappeared from the group for a few days but she was ousted by Enili. Ernesto and his two remaining litter-mates survived to adulthood and started helping out around the mob by taking sentry posts and babystitting. Ernesto's sister Treva became pregnant along with Enili and Naggapatzi in early 2012. Both Enili and Treva the Renewer and gave birth to four pups in March 2012 while Naggapatzi lost her litter. It was unknown who was the mother of the pups. Ernesto was now old enough to help his sisters with thier new pups. In May 2012, Enresto was biten by a snake on the head. Ernesto disappeared from the group for two days before returning. He managed to recover and survived the snake's venom leaving him with a scar on his head and neck. Ernesto did little during his time of recovery, however he was able to help out with the pups and once his wounds had healed enough he was able to take sentry duties. Luckily Ernesto was able to keep his sight. In October 2012 Ernesto went roving with most of the other Whiskers males and visted the Toyota and Kung Fu. He didn't rove much for several months untill February 2013 along with a younger brother named Big Pimpin'. The two males were absent at the end of the month. Ernesto disappeared and was Last Seen in February 2013.

Planet Earth Live

Ernesto was seen on BBC's Planet Earth Live, a show which follows several animals throughout the rainy season in May. Ernesto suffered a snake bite, but miraculously managed to recover. He was also seen helping to care for Swift and her litter-mates.


Whiskers Mob

Swift Whiskers