Sure, predator cats may have dined on our ancestors, but it seems we gave them ulcers (or, more correctly, passed along the bacterium that causes them) when they ate us.
Boo-yah! Take that, Simba.
Carl Zimmer also has a nice take on this in his blog. Glad we can at least give kitty a sour stomach. That’ll learn ‘em!
Carl Zimmer has an excellent overview of this at this blog.
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