Does the name Jean Luc Piccat ring a bell? If Star Trek came to mind, you’re not too far off. Jean Luc, an adventure-hungry Bengal cat, lives in Seattle and has earned notoriety for taking after the adventurous spirit of his namesake Jean Luc Picard, Captain of the starship USS Enterprise-D.
His expeditions through the mountains of the Pacific Northwest are a bit more earth-focused than Picard’s, but certainly no less risky. Jean Luc’s “continuing mission, (is) to explore strange new trails. To seek out new mountains and new trail-side snacks. To boldly go where no cat has gone before,” according to his Washington Trail Association profile. At least not domestic house cats, anyway.