What's the funniest/strangest thing your cat's brought home?!

(49 Posts)
pinkyredrose Sat 26-Jan-13 19:10:36

I once found one of mine sat in the hallway with a grape nestled between her front paws looking very proud. She took great delight in batting it all around the house. We had no grapes in, no idea where she got it!

My other cat came home with a slice of toast once.

myflabberisgasted Sat 26-Jan-13 19:15:21

When I was a teenager and living at home our cat bought a USED condom in!! We were all sat watching tv and he just bought it into the front room.. No idea where he had got it from, outside somewhere I hoped! wink

Jux Sat 26-Jan-13 19:25:00

A couple of years ago, our (then) kitten brought in an alien.

She also gave us a couple of slow worms which I pit over the garden wall, as whenever I put them back in our garden she brought them in again. Slow worms are great for gardeners, and I'd love to have kept them.

Another cat built me a lovely pile of autumn leaves, one leaf at a time, in the middle of the sitting room. She also once brought me a rather grubby fish fillet. Someone lost their supper that night (if it was you, I'm sorry blush).

The worst was the cat who brought worms in during the night, and deposited them carefully by my bed, just where I put my bare feet when I got up!

Spero Sat 26-Jan-13 19:27:35

Mine loves leaves also. Once counted over forty on living room rug when I got home. She has also bought in four fancy gold fish (3 still alive which I put in bucket), a stripey top for a 3 month old baby, the sock of the little girl next door (had a name tag on it! A sock! I was in awe).

A previous cat also loved worms. I went out into the cold dark garden to free them and found I was dropping them on her head - she followed me out to get them back. No condoms thank goodness.

whilewildeisonmine Sat 26-Jan-13 19:28:27

My dad's cat came back with a barbecued sausage and left it on the doormat.

Sparklingbrook Sat 26-Jan-13 19:30:32

Grass snakes/slow worms. She runs down the garden and it looks like she has a big green droopy 'tache. sad

Headless magpie. confused

Fieldmouse, alive. It took us 4 hours to catch in the living room. angry

Love her lots though. smile

bonzo77 Sat 26-Jan-13 19:31:46

Worms. Bones from other people's takeaways.

I had a cat once that collected coins.

He used scurry around with them in his mouth and hide them in hid stash in the spare bedroom.

Funniest by far was the time I found dd (2 at the time) peering under the couch chatting to something. I asked her what she was doing and she answered 'talking to the mouse'

Sure enough when I crouched down there was a little mouse face peering back at me. The cat was sitting at the other side of the room exudes using an aura of embarrassed ignorance regarding the situation. Took us ages to get him out as the couch is huge and has hardly any space beneath so had to be lifted to avoid squishing him.

We got a live frog once too.

Bagofmashings Sat 26-Jan-13 19:37:41

I had a cat once that used to regularly bring socks back. I still have no idea where he got them from!
An alien jux confused

worms, condoms, alive birds, alive mice, a salad of grass and leaves.
my cat prefers to bring ggem jn alive and then me and dh spenx hours trying to get tge poor buggers out! if they are dead i assume they have nicked someone elses catch grin
Since having ds though our cat hasnt felt us worthy of gifts. its been nearly 2 years!

throckenholt Sat 26-Jan-13 19:43:42

We had a cat that brought frogs in through the cat flap. It was quite hilarious trying to get them back out (neither frogs nor cat were very keen on cooperating).

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 26-Jan-13 19:46:53

nuts, bolts and very small car parts
our neighbour has a small repair garage, and the little bits stick to our cat's magnetic collar when she goes nosing around in there

tabulahrasa Sat 26-Jan-13 19:49:42

An omelette and a raw sausage...I can only assume she was in someone else's kitchen,I mean if they were in the bin surely sausage would be cooked?

The other one had a bit of a thing for dead fireworks last year, but it wasn't as impressive as the omelette and sausage.

babamummy Sat 26-Jan-13 19:52:06

One of our cats used to bring in worms but now we've moved to a more rural spot their hunting has stepped up a gear. We have had a lot of mice , birds and rabbits. More recently we've had a squirrel and the biggest rat I've ever seen (luckily they were both dead).

ImNotaPheasantPlucker Sat 26-Jan-13 19:56:51

One of our cats would bring in a goldfish each night and put it neatly in the tissue box ready for an unsuspecting tissue-needer the next day.

This went on for weeks, presumably until the neighbours' pond was empty!

Florin Sat 26-Jan-13 19:56:56

2 roast chickens, 1 joint of roast pork and a KFC full family bucket! All still warm! Both cats would work together to get them through our large cat flap.
We have also had the more usual live frogs, mice, birds and bats.

pinkyredrose Sat 26-Jan-13 20:02:49

These are great smile

I want to know about the alien jux!

Yuk at the used condom shock

Omelette and sausage are impressive!

florin your cats are legends! (did you eat the presents they brought back?)

pinkyredrose Sat 26-Jan-13 20:05:45

There was a story in the news a short while back about a cat that was going into neighbours houses and taking their keys grin

The owner ended up having to give back nearly 20 sets of keys or something, luckily the neighbours were all quite understanding.

Euphemia Sat 26-Jan-13 20:11:24

A bank vole which, judging by the rigor and the greenish tinge, had been dead for some time. DD had just been born and after 10 years of my lap to herself, poor old Maisie was jealous. smile She'd never ever brought me anything before!

Wheels79 Sat 26-Jan-13 20:16:10

A dirty faded old capri sun carton. He was so proud of himself.

winemakesmeclever Sat 26-Jan-13 20:16:26

A raw sausage, a cooked sausage and a massive slice of ham. A lover of a good pork product, is my cat smile

Wigeon Sat 26-Jan-13 20:18:55

My PILs' cats last year brought in a whole joint of beef (raw) shock grin.

CMOTDibbler Sat 26-Jan-13 20:23:16

The KFC bucket is seriously impressive.

My old cat brought back a gammon steak, a ham sandwich, some sausages, and over the space of a few months, a family of gerbils that were living under our neighbours shed. He also caught magpies, pigeons and lots of other things.

Current cats just do mice, birds, rabbits, voles, rats, frogs...

confusteling Sat 26-Jan-13 20:35:23

The neighbour's cat. Quite seriously - they have made friends with her, she sits outside and they sit at the window, both "crying" at each other. If we leave the window or door open for just a second, she's in.. She sits at the door waiting every day for them to come out...

Never had anything else other than several mice, birds and once a frog.

Sparklingbrook Sat 26-Jan-13 21:06:51

Oh confuse that's so sweet. Sparkling cat is admired by the male tabby over the road, but she treats him with disdain when he comes over for a sniff. Sometimes she will roll on her back then when he comes over she spits at him. sad

confusteling Sat 26-Jan-13 21:33:16

Sparkling it's lovely, our house is built on a drainage ditch next to a field so there's the field up about 2 metres high, then there's about six steps to the garden, the cats all sit on individual steps .. Our youngest one hangs his tail down as it's quite long, and next door's cat grabs it and licks it...

They got the fright of their lives when a Scottish wildcat tried to join in, he was sitting on the top step and all five of ours/next doors were huddled under the garden bench, trembling!!

Sparklingbrook Sat 26-Jan-13 21:46:26

grin like a moggie meet up.

doowop Sat 26-Jan-13 21:46:39

Another one whose cats brought in worms. We would fling them out of the window and they would go scarpering back up the garden to retrieve them. Poor worms.

Have also had a doll's sock, a Barbie doll head and frogs but the source of most pride from our male cat was a bendy straw - he carried that round for days. He has a plastic fetish. I'm forever finding little bits of coloured plastic.

Ooh, just remembered. Most impressive thing was coming home to a woodcock in the kitchen. It's a fairly large bird and it was not happy at all. I guess one of the cats brought it in as it didn't come through the cat flap itself.

BobbiFleckmann Sat 26-Jan-13 21:49:25

what a bunch of slinky malinkis!
when we were in London, I got a foil wrapped half defrosted pair of salmon filets, a giant whole fish skeleton / head / tail, a lamb chop bone, lots of mice (live)

My cat used to collect those red rubber bands that posties put around bundles of letters. I assume one of the postal people used to drop the rubber bands on the ground because my cat would bring them over the fence to the patio and leave them by the back door. Either that or she was ambushing him for them grin

AwkwardSquad Sat 26-Jan-13 22:03:21

Small golden plums from the hedgerow at the back of the house. A bat (seemed undamaged, no puncture wounds, just a bit moistened with cat spit. We put it back in the shed roof.)

Honsandrevels Sat 26-Jan-13 22:06:06

My parent's cat brought a kebab home once.

Our big cat is a softie who has never brought any wildlife home apart from the time he arrived with a massive squirrel. I think it had a heart attack in front of him!

Viewofthehills Sat 26-Jan-13 22:07:05

Our old cat used to bring in frogs. We used to find them, totally dessicated under the fridge, and then when you ran them under the tap, they'd magically spring into life!

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sat 26-Jan-13 22:09:24

Desiccated frog here too!

We have also had a pigeon wing feathers everywhere) and a live (and very bad tempered) woodpecker

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sat 26-Jan-13 22:10:11

Never tried running the frog under tap! How the hell did you discover that trick??!!

'moistened with cat spit' grin grin

monstermissy Sat 26-Jan-13 22:16:49

My friends cat bought her a whole salmon one Christmas. Some poor people lost their Christmas treat.

Mine bring in birds, frogs, mice and worms. He does love to play with cotton buds tho, one of them keeps him happy for ages.

Greenoes Sat 26-Jan-13 22:17:37

I had a car who was obsessed with plastic bottle tops - he could hear you open a bottle of coke from 200 yards and sneak up and swipe it from under your nose smile we would find them hidden in plant pots and under cushions, but had the shock of our lives once when we lifted a loose floor board in the living room and found exH's missing wedding ring nestled inside a Pepsi bottle top with a blue Smartie tucked in the centre...that cat was ace!
I was also greeted by a live magpie being guarded by 2 very proud moggies who had to be detained in the downstairs loo whilst said magpie was captured and marched from the premises grin
Oh, and the morning I stepped in 3 headless pigeons - they had raided the local pigeon loft blush
I miss my cats!!!

Viewofthehills Sat 26-Jan-13 22:17:48

Two robins in the last month. Not at all happy with the cat... and half a rabbit this morning sad

Do you think I could swap it for a different animal? Perhaps a vegetarian one?

DontEvenThinkAboutIt Sat 26-Jan-13 22:21:07

When I was a teen my cat left a 'stalk' next to my bed, each end of the stalky thing had an eye on it. I think it was from a bird.

[shock)

It put me right off my breakfast.

Honsandrevels Sat 26-Jan-13 22:23:46

Oh and another of my parent's cat rounded up an exhausted racing pigeon (think one man and his dog but with a pigeon instead of sheep), before I ran out to rescue it.

A local pigeon fancier took it to rest before it set off back to it's owner. It had been in a race and flown way off course.

My cat can't hunt but she proudly dragged in a bird stiff with rigor mortis that had either died of natural causes or been killed by something else once. She looked so hurt when I shrieked.
She loves biros though and will trot around the house with one in her mouth if you leave it out.

MikeOxardInTheSnow Sat 26-Jan-13 22:33:59

We got a large portion of dead hamster once. Bit unfortunate. Cat hid it under the sofa as well, it was a while before we worked out what and where the awful stench was coming from.

sashh Sun 27-Jan-13 03:49:13

I've only had birds and an unidentified rodent.

ipswichwitch Sun 27-Jan-13 04:17:13

Mums (evil) cat once brought home a weasel. They had an epic fight behind the shed, and the cat emerged triumphant - weasels put up a hell of a fight and that cat was only a wee scrap if a thing

pinkyredrose Sun 27-Jan-13 16:20:00

Alot of cats seem to bring home frogs don't they.

My sisters cat brought her a dead frog once and left it in her hallway. She didn't see it and stepped on it with bare feet and nearly slipped over, when she saw the now in pieces frog she nearly threw up.

Her cat's also adept at catching fish it seems, several times my sis has found scales blood and fish tails in her kitchen.

don't yuk at the stalk! shock

pinkyredrose Sun 27-Jan-13 16:23:32

Greenoes loving the story of your cat hiding the wedding ring and a bottle top with a blue smartie inside smile

tipsytrifle Thu 31-Jan-13 19:47:28

One of my not-so-little kittens likes to go on treasure hunts in my son's room, does that count? She isn't very keen on outside! Thus far she has brought me a birthday badge, a crystal, a pencil sharpener, a giraffe key ring and a very special and delicate ornamental gecko (which she did not break)

Years ago I had a cat who brought me a live rabbit which he placed on the worktop - no doubt expecting a fine meal to follow *gulp

Reaa Thu 31-Jan-13 20:26:29

Live frog-I thought it was one of the kids toys, bent down to pick it up and the bloody thing jumped, I screamed and once recovered, had to spend half hour getting it out from the under/inside of our cooker.

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