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Cats you control have protection from Rats. (They can't be blocked, targeted, or dealt damage by Rats.)
At the beginning of your end step, target opponent creates a 1/1 black Rat creature token with deathtouch.
Whenever a Rat dies, put a +1/+1 counter on each Cat you control.
Tokens that are sacrificed or destroyed are put into their ownerâ€™s graveyard before ceasing to exist. If the token was a Rat, Hungry Lynxâ€™s last ability will trigger.
The opponent who creates the Rat token is the owner of that token.
Nothing other than the specified events is prevented or illegal. Hungry Lynx canâ€™t block a Rat with the ability â€œThis creature canâ€™t be blocked,â€ for example.
If Hungry Lynx dies at the same time as a Rat, its ability triggers, but Hungry Lynx won't be on the battlefield as that ability resolves. It canâ€™t be saved by the +1/+1 counter that would have been put on it. The same is true of any other Cats you control that die at the same time. Your remaining Cats will each get a +1/+1 counter.
If a permanent has protection from Rats, it means four things: 1) Damage from a source thatâ€™s a Rat that would be dealt to that permanent is prevented. 2) Auras and Equipment that are somehow Rats canâ€™t be attached to that permanent. 3) Rats canâ€™t block that permanent. 4) That permanent canâ€™t be the target of abilities of Rats or spells that are somehow Rats.
Hungry Lynxâ€™s last ability puts a +1/+1 counter on each Cat you control, including itself.