the worst thing your cat has dragged in?

(93 Posts)
chinley Mon 15-Apr-13 12:32:16

Mine dragged in 3 mockingbird eggs this morning. sad

I feel so sorry for the mummy coming back to the nest and finding all her babies gone. sad

I can't be angry at him though can I? He's just being a cat isn't he?

VivaLeBeaver Mon 15-Apr-13 12:34:46

A live bat. Which then spent some hours swooping around the house. grin

Cats are bastards as far as wildlife is concerned.

GirlWiththeLionHeart Mon 15-Apr-13 12:35:25

A crab.

MrsWolowitz Mon 15-Apr-13 12:35:48

A canary.

I still have no idea where she got it from.

GirlWiththeLionHeart Mon 15-Apr-13 12:36:19

And a half eaten doner kebab on a Sunday morning <gag>

Passmethecrisps Mon 15-Apr-13 12:37:17

A live stoat

It was stunned and my mum thought it was dead. It was a bit cross about being picked up by the tail. It was wounded and sprayed arcs of blood up the walls.

It was like a crime scene

yetanotherworry Mon 15-Apr-13 12:37:54

I was brought a lovely warm egg this morning as well. We have no nests in our garden so I couldn't return it and I still feel guilty about it now.

FreckledLeopard Mon 15-Apr-13 12:40:09

Over the course of the past week, we've had approximately 10 worms (those still wriggling were returned to the garden, the rest binned), 1 frog (it died), and a wholemeal roll (in a sandwich bag).

In the past month, as well as worms, frogs and toads, we've also been brought a rat (it was killed) and a gone-off cheese and ham panini. Bleugh.

mymemaw Mon 15-Apr-13 12:46:08

A half dead Magpie sad

Fairylea Mon 15-Apr-13 12:46:29

When dd was just starting to talk she excitedly shouted "og! Og! OG!!!!" over and over again.. I was mildly amused and said "yes dear..."

Until I noticed that my cat had brought in the largest, wartiest toad I'd ever seen. Hopping across the kitchen!

I rescued it and realised dd had been trying to tell me there was a frog !!

fuckwittery Mon 15-Apr-13 12:51:53

An injured mouse that was writhing and squealing in pain sad
awful awful awful
DH was out and I did not know what to do, knocked on neighbour's door who was out too, in the end I scooped it up in a dustpan and brush and flung it into the woods behind our house, aiming at a tree to knock it out. I know that was awful, but I could not bring myself to bash it over the head or anything, I just pray it was stunned. Still upsets me now!

CMOTDibbler Mon 15-Apr-13 12:52:07

A baby rabbit. When I was on a work conference call with important customers. And so cat ate it from the head down outside the glass door of my office as I tried to ignore the gore fest outside.

I do hate baby bird season as all three cats catch them, but never eat them. For some reason they like to leave them on the front step so anyone coming to the door is met by their offerings <boak>

higherhill Mon 15-Apr-13 12:59:39

Yes a baby rabbit here too. Ate it at the back door in front of children who stood watching in amazement. 'Mummy he's eating its ears now'...

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 15-Apr-13 14:06:50

Baby rabbit, slightly injured. I took it back to the field but it jumped out of my arms and scarpered.

I have the number of a local wildlife rescue now, I can ring them for anything else he brings in and give them a donation.

Missmuffet28 Mon 15-Apr-13 14:20:58

A live bloody pigeon!! Brought it in through the small kitchen window I don't know how he wrestled it in it was huge!! We were in bed on a Sunday morning when I heard the commotion I ran down starkers to see what was going on, so I'm flapping round the kitchen just like the pigeon trying to catch the damn thing when I finally catch it I'm like 'balls what do I do with it now?' Not like I could go outside and release it in my birthday suit lol!! Cats dancing round with eyes the size of saucepans and I just have to try and shove the thing back through the tiny gap in the window grin

YoniHaveToAsk Mon 15-Apr-13 14:22:41

Chickens and pheasants hmm

stinkyfluffycat Mon 15-Apr-13 14:24:18

An extremely large, freshly killed rat. Which I flung in the recycling bin instead of the normal bin by accident...

CharlotteBronteSaurus Mon 15-Apr-13 14:26:42

maimed, still alive baby rat
maimed, still alive and very flappy pigeon, which covered the entire house in blood-soaked feathers

i don't care what she brings in, as long as it doesn't have a pulse.

Kahlua4me Mon 15-Apr-13 14:27:16

Ours came in with a mouse last week. She dropped it at dh's feet and the mouse promptly ran up his trouser leg right to his hip. Dh didn't realise to start with as was on his computer and thought it was the cats tail rubbing against his leg!

When he looked up and saw the cat sitting on the table next to him he jumped up grabbing his leg and shouting.
Sadly mouse didn't survive the shock!

Kahlua4me Mon 15-Apr-13 14:29:44

* missmuffet* that would be my worst nightmare.
You are brave, no way would I be in the same room as the bird. Let alone trying to catch it!

Mutley77 Mon 15-Apr-13 14:51:11

Ours has brought in:
1) live baby bird
2) live mouse
3) dead mouse
4) dead (MASSIVE) rat
5) live pigeon
6) live squirrel

I have only seen 1 2 3 and 4. I can't cope with any unexpected wildlife in the house - DH was away for 4 and I had to call a neighbour to help. Luckily DH discovered 5 and 6 as we heard various commotions and he went to investigate.

Our lovely cat did only do this for his first 6 months-year - thank god. Unfortunately now we have emigrated and had to re-home him as he was the ideal pet once he stopped bringing wildlife in.....

Lovethesea Mon 15-Apr-13 16:20:06

Enormous pigeon which he then tore apart and defeathered behind the sofa. The DC came up to tell me the cat had brought a bird in, I went down expecting another sparrow or poor wren, met the cat in the kitchen where he was licking blood off his paws and looking very happy and the ominous feeling grew until I turned the corner and saw more feathers than I imagined possible on one avian.

Took forever to gather them all up.

At least he eats the small birds whole.

Now we have just put a cat flap in, I'm hoping he won't be able to fit much in through it as he's a tight fit himself.

Gerrof Mon 15-Apr-13 16:21:39

A dead bat.

A crow dragged through the cat flap black feathers everywhere.

A seagull.

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-Apr-13 16:24:53

Snake. Pic on profile. sad

Frogs - I can cope with anything but frogs.

Have had various rats, bats, moles, birds, magpies, squirrels, rabbits, postmen, over the course of my cat owning years.

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-Apr-13 16:30:22

Someone will be along shortly to say how awful this all is.

Magnificunt Mon 15-Apr-13 16:32:49

Aww I don't have a cat, I wish I'd did now though. Imagine the fun!

Gerrof Mon 15-Apr-13 16:34:13

Sparkling you win with the snake grin

He is a beautiful looking cat isn't he. Murderous, but beautiful.

Gerrof Mon 15-Apr-13 16:34:34

Just waiting for the sad faces.

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-Apr-13 16:35:12

Ooh no Gerrof. No murdering. it slithered away, cat just wanted me to see it. grin

austenozzy Mon 15-Apr-13 16:35:41

Baby rabbits, baby pheasant, massive rats (farm next door), they even went for a juvenile mucntjac in the garden one morning. Now that would've been impressive. And edible... Evil little bastards, my cats.

The spookiest was when we brought DD home from hospital the day she was born. The next morning there was a baby rabbit laid out on the doormat, almost ceremonially, without a mark on it. Almost like a welcome gift to the new family member. <shudder>

Brunocat Mon 15-Apr-13 16:37:11

Don't have the cat anymore but he a killing machine. His prey of choice was a shrew, nearly always one a night, which he liked to crunch up in the bedroom. Also brought in a dead squirrel, a pigeon, two moles, mice, a huge dead rat and various other small birds. All totally disgusting. Really glad we don't have a cat anymore!

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-Apr-13 16:37:36

Some posters on this thread started by me would have sad faces.

HesterShaw Mon 15-Apr-13 16:38:34

When I was a teenager we returned from school and let ourselves in to find the cat (large ginger tom, classic alpha male) sitting in the hall looking like butter wouldn't melt. In the lounge we found a couple of mostly-dead starlings feebly fluttering, and the room was a bloodbath. The poor things had been flying at the glass windows all day trying to get out while the cat pranced and danced around having the time of his life. They had fallen down the chimney. Their beaks and wings were broken.

We had to take them outside and do the decent thing sad

Bastard cat.

stinkyfluffycat Mon 15-Apr-13 16:39:15

SEAGULL? Impressive...

HesterShaw Mon 15-Apr-13 16:43:13

The same vicious bastard ginger tom got a magpie.

ZumbaZara Mon 15-Apr-13 16:54:15

About a year ago DH comes upstairs to our bedroom where I am asleep and whispers " I need to go to hospital."
I mumble " What have you done?"
He replies " Don't want to say."
He then departs.
I sneak downstairs to find a sieve, bucket, torch but no blood.
I return to bed confused.
DH comes home with his hand bandaged some hours later.

Our big ginger tom cat had brought a live outraged rat through the catflap.
Kind hearted husband wants to save the rat but not wake the rest of us.
The rat and cat need to be separated in the scuffle husband tears a tendon in his hand. He then procede in silence and with only one hand, to try to catch the rat which is under the dresser using a sieve, torch and bucket. He takes the rat out. Doesn't want to upset me or make a fuss so pops off to have his hand sorted!!!!!!!

SarahLundKicksAss Mon 15-Apr-13 16:55:12

A rat. Alive. Which it proceeded to drop on my DS's bedroom floor, then start washing it's bum (cat, washing own bum, not rat.) The rat holed up behind the wardrobe and we had to shut the door and call rodent control. Ratcatcher man duly arrived, searched the room from top to bottom and finding no signs of ratty. We concluded that ratty had either escaped under the door and was therefore loose in the house, or had jumped out of the window.

After several sleepless nights we concluded that ratty had leapt from the 1st floor window (clever ratty!) although sometimes when it's quiet I'm sure I can hear a scratching.....

Bastard cat.

SarahLundKicksAss Mon 15-Apr-13 16:57:09

Blimey Zumba, was it the cat or the rat that ripped his tendon?

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 15-Apr-13 17:00:37

Hey, Sparkling
You have a pm

(apols for hijack)

ThePskettiIncident Mon 15-Apr-13 17:47:53

My old ginger cat came home one day covered in ketchup proudly carrying a rack of ribs from someone's BBQ.

Never worked out where from.

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-Apr-13 17:48:41

Thanks Hazel. grin

Passmethecrisps Mon 15-Apr-13 17:53:07

zumba your DH is a hero!

One cat brought a live rat into my bedroom and left closing the door behind him. I woke from a drunken slumber to find said rat sitting on my chest looking into my face.

Don't know who made more noise - me or it

Passmethecrisps Mon 15-Apr-13 17:54:57

Said cat used to have a preference for shrews. Known only becuse he used to leave only the pointy nose. That and sometimes an accusatory eyeball

moogalicious Mon 15-Apr-13 17:56:17

A seagull shock which he ate by the patio door as the dc were having dinner. I can only guess that the seagull was already dead or badly injured!

Talkinpeace Mon 15-Apr-13 17:57:56

A pound of sausages that my neighbour had left on her kitchen counter to thaw.
Hysterically funny actually.
A burger stolen off another neighbours BBQ - he burned his paws stealing that.
Large piece of doner kebab.

My cat used to bring in loads of stuff - no idea where he got the from

Used pan scrubs
Stale sandwiches in paper bags
Stale bread rolls in paper bags

He once caught and ate a racing pigeon. There was just a leg, a ring and a pile of corn on the back doorstepconfused

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 15-Apr-13 18:00:40

Oh God this thread fills me with fear.

My 2 cats are nearly 2 and regularly bring in mice and voles - alive and dead. But boy cat killed a baby bunny in front of the children on Friday - their cries of 'no kit, not the bunny' will haunt me for a while.

But rats - honestly I will die. And I am phobic about birds.

And the killing season has only just started hasn't it. We back onto fields so its like their own wildlife larder right on their doorstep.

QOD Mon 15-Apr-13 18:03:15

Mocking birds are real?

AlwaysReadyForABlether Mon 15-Apr-13 18:03:36

My sister's cat brought a squirrel in through the cat flap. You could hear the cat saying "heave, heave" as he hauled it through.

DarklydreamingofDamon Mon 15-Apr-13 18:05:58

Plenty of half-dead birds, a decapitated squirrel (team effort from two of them to get it through catflap)

and worst of all, a giant slow worm. I didn't have my glasses on and thought it was a piece of old rope. Went to pick it up and it slithered across the kitchen floor. I promptly had hysterics!

Passmethecrisps Mon 15-Apr-13 18:07:16

Our neighbour's cat tried to bring her snowflakes. It was a fruitless task but one she took very seriously.

A cruel lesson mrs. Crueler if it was their bunny.

BalloonSlayer Mon 15-Apr-13 18:09:32

This thread has made me literally laugh out loud.

I actually cackled at the mouse up Kahlua4me's DH's trouser leg.

Am snuffling at the rat on the chest.

MadCap Mon 15-Apr-13 18:15:32

Yes QOD. One of my childhood friends had one that lived outside her playroom window. It was really good at singing the supermario bros theme tune grin

HesterShaw Mon 15-Apr-13 18:17:54

Ah yes rabbits. You know the best thing about cats and rabbits? The little blighters eat the more delicious end i.e. the head with all those yummy brains in, and leave the hind legs and the little fluffy bobtails. Which they then generally leave on the kitchen floor.

I remember walking down into the kitchen in the dark once and skidding in bare feet on a dismembered rabbit. Oh how I yelled.

dingit Mon 15-Apr-13 18:19:43

A leg of lamb ( cooked). we do not know who lost their Sunday Dinner blush

Fasterkillpussycat Mon 15-Apr-13 18:20:52

I have been brought rats - notably 2 really big dead rats and one live one that lived in our kitchen for 2 days until my husband managed to kill it, mice, pigeons, magpie, squirrel (beheaded - nice touch) and many, many frogs. When my cat was younger he spent a lot of time going through bins and seemed to enjoy bringing in burned toast. Once he brought a bread roll and once, very carefully, some egg shells. I look forward to the day he becomes too lazy to hunt.

DoTheStrand Mon 15-Apr-13 18:24:43

My friend's cat brought a dead guinea pig through the catflap. My friend was mortified and spent an anxious week waiting for 'Missing' posters with pictures of sad children and their much-loved pet to appear on local lamp posts but none did. She thinks (hopes?) the guinea pig was already dead when the cat found it as the cat was v old and not a killer (usually). No idea where one finds a dead guinea pig though.

My cats have just brought in the usual mice and birds, I've tried collars and bells on them but they just fall off. Luckily they have really slowed down as they've aged.

Sunshinewithshowers Mon 15-Apr-13 18:26:49

A live rabbit, the poor thing got wedged between my cooker & wall.

All I could see was a fluffy tail shaking like a leaf & bunny staring at the wall shock

I had to put a towel over it, pull it out & managed to set it free.

MadCap Mon 15-Apr-13 18:28:06

I used to have a cat and dog hunting duo extraodinaire. We had lots of moles in a sandy seaside garden. Dog would sniff and dig out mole. Cat would catch and kill.

Our current cat brought home a slow worm last summer. sad It was alive at least.

QOD Mon 15-Apr-13 18:32:17

Oh I'm clearly a bit thick then grin

My cat has brought in (to the garden) an adder

SCREAM!!

He killed it, we put a bucket and some bricks on it and dfil came over to get rid. Removed bricks and bucket and it was gone!!, who knew they played dead?

crazydrunkevilyoni Mon 15-Apr-13 18:36:45

I have 3 cats & none have ever brought anything in thank god hmm grin
Then again one of them seems to have made friends with a Squirrel soft git

MadCap Mon 15-Apr-13 18:38:12

Not thick QOD, that was in America. Don't think they have them here, or maybe they do, and I'm thick too! grin

guanosoup Mon 15-Apr-13 18:41:22

DoTheStrand, my sister's cat brought in half a guinea pig, which her dh trod on...
Last week, my boycat brought me a half dead blackbird that he proceded to thouroughly pluck, wandering in with feathers hanging out his mouth. He then breathed in, vomited, and left. Leaving me to clean up the whole sorry mess

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 15-Apr-13 18:49:10

Lots of beasties over the years, but one memorable thing was a very well-worn pair of very racy undies. Not the type you'd hand on your washing line, so no idea where he'd stolen them from.

I was too ashamed to try to guess which neighbour might wear them, so I hid them in the bin.

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 15-Apr-13 18:51:50

You see my DH assured me before we got our cats that they don't kill rats as they'd be too scared of them. God I was stupid.

cozietoesie Mon 15-Apr-13 18:56:28

Didn't someone's cat bring in a cooked ham around Xmas time?

grin

Gerrof Mon 15-Apr-13 18:58:57

They kill anything MrsCB. They are bastards. And I have four of them.

Laughing at the leg of lamb and the eggshells.

MarvinMedium Mon 15-Apr-13 19:05:19

My old cat bought in a very dead mouse in a mousetrap ... which is a bit lazy really even if you think he dragged it through the cat flap.

....not quite the same but i once put a load of ham sandwiches outside for a party and a sparrowhawk nicked some .... imagine how he explained that one to the Mrs grin

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 15-Apr-13 19:06:52

Honestly its a good job I love my cats especially one of them - am bad as have a favourite blush

StrawbsAndCream Mon 15-Apr-13 20:34:05

This is hilarious!!

We have 2, a brother and sister who bring in mice a few times a week, usually in the middle of the night and into our bedroom; que running around the room with an emptied bin for an hour at 3am :-/
It was a robin yesterday sad

Last week I picked up an already dead mouse from the middle of our living room, (whilst talking to it and telling it i was so sorry blush) popped it on a spade, went out to the garden and up on the decking, our house backs on to fields but is separated by trees. I then thought it'd be a good idea to somehow fling it over the trees, except I didn't fling it hard enough, which resulted in dead mouse hanging from branch by its foot.

I shouted DP in horror to come and try and get it down as I was too short, he proceeded to wet himself laughing at this dangling dead mouse whilst I realised I was going to hell sad

marzipanned Mon 15-Apr-13 21:42:20

dingit grin

Our cats have committed many atrocities over the years but by far the worst was a neighbour's parrot. Particularly when the neighbours put signs up for a £500 reward if parrot was found. blush

Lindyhopper29 Mon 15-Apr-13 21:46:49

2 starlings - neither of which were dead and proceeded to fly manically around my house shitting everywhere, till I could get the landing window open to liberate them.

Also a (still live) mouse which took fright and ran up the back of the radiator. I had visions of it dying and then stinking to high heaven when the heating came back on, but miraculously reappeared (alive) an hour later. The cat had to be barricaded outside the bedroom door while we caught the mouse in a plastic box and released it.

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 15-Apr-13 22:15:12

marzipanned I must ask - when you found it, was it an ex-parrot?

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 15-Apr-13 22:28:34

Rats, rats and more rats. The tail less wonder specialises in enormous ones and the posh arrogant boy the babies. Then when they have finished taking their pleasure the dog sucks them so if they were still alive they drown in dog saliva.

lambbone Mon 15-Apr-13 22:31:32

Our youngster brought in a live magpie which got into the cupboard under the stairs. They're buggers to catch, even in a confined space.

Some years ago DH and I were woken in the middle of the night by the most Godawful screaming, which turned out to be a frog one of the moggies had brought in. Amazing din! I didn't know they could do that. I don't much care for chasing frogs round my house at three o'clock in the morning.

And there was the famous occasion when the kids woke us to say "the cats have brought a mouse in- and it's a Really Big One!" I have never seen such a bastard big rat in my life.

marzipanned Mon 15-Apr-13 22:32:57

Hazel it was indeed an ex parrot. Cat was very pleased with himself and purring through a mouthful of colourful feathers. I was a teenager and I believe my parents owned up and paid for the bird, though it was rather a lot of money so that may have just been what they told us kids!

blondieminx Mon 15-Apr-13 22:51:48

Outs brings in all sorts - treats the field at the back of the estate as her buffet.

Worst incident was when my aunt was round for lunch and dear moggy brought us each a sparrow as if to say "well blondie, the salmon's a bit crap" - I was highly offended!

catsmother Thu 18-Apr-13 17:56:53

Yep - rats, mice, shrews, baby rabbits, a big rabbit once, slow worm, worms, blue tits, sparrows, pigeons, a giant moth (I think it was an elephant hawkmoth). For some reason, the rodents are usually alive and I have to chase them round the house, moving god knows how much furniture with a bowl to catch them in (eventually). Everything else is usually dead - well, you would be wouldn't you if you were decapitated. My best hunter does this howly thing each time he brings in a prize - over and over again until someone takes notice of what he's got. Which is somewhat annoying in the middle of the night.

I'm used to standing in and clearing up various animal bits and organs but the worst thing for me are the slugs who hitch a ride on my longhaired cat's coat. He can be sitting next to me and I'll be idly stroking him, picking bits out of his fur (like seeds, bits of grass) when I'll suddenly realise something doesn't feel right and I've actually got slug under my fingernails. Shudder.

catsmother Thu 18-Apr-13 18:01:58

When I was a child my then cat brought in next door's budgie! It was awful because the horrid NDN came storming round banging the door down effing and blinding and threatening to kill the cat - he had a spade in his hand! He was trying to get past my dad, my mum was screaming, us kids were crying .... Thing was, they used to let this budgie fly round the room and had apparently left their french doors open so either the cat went in or the budgie went out. Either way, it led to my parents never speaking to them again and the poor cat ending up as an indoor cat forever more as they were so frightened of what he might do - he was a real nasty piece of work who used to hit his wife, insult her in public and so on, so he probably wouldn't have thought twice.

sashh Fri 19-Apr-13 05:49:31

Mine is either really thick or really quite bright.

After on unidentified small rodent, a sparrow and a robin that were all taken off her and binned she seems to have learned not to bring things in.

So I ignore the occasional pile of feathers in the garden.

I don't have much hope for Mr and Mrs Blackbird's offspring. All the local cats, including mine, use the fence for their uppy downy walk between gardens, Mr and Mrs Blackbird build their nest in the hawthorn opposite, at the same height.

cozietoesie Fri 19-Apr-13 07:33:35

The worst pile of feathers I ever saw in a garden was when one of our collar doves was attacked and killed by a raptor coming out of the sky. The top of the garden looked like a snowstorm. So cats aren't the only bird predators.

I think I would say that that learning is really bright, sashh. And Mr and Mrs Blackbird's lot might be OK. It depends on how quickly they fly.

Meid Wed 24-Apr-13 09:27:21

We live in South Africa so we regularly get lizards. They are always alive and quick! Often I just find lizard tails, though, with no sign of where the rest of it has gone.

Lots of mice, rats and birds.

Rats are the only things the cats bring in that are always dead, I'm convinced they go out and find dead rats!

Lots of insects - huge coackroachy things, locusts, bugs.

We once had a bat which was flying around DS's bedroom as he slept.

And we once had a snake which we managed to put in a box and release back to the wild (far away from our house). It was only small so no real bravery there!

My old cat was the most amazing hunter and would bring in a few things a day. She got killed by a dog, it almost seemed a fitting way to go but obviously very sad for us.

Wineandchoccy Wed 24-Apr-13 09:45:47

Live bird that looked dead at first but then as soon as I went to pick it up it flew around the house up and down the open staircase covering the freshly painted walls with poo with me trying to usher it out with a mop and sieve, best ever excuse of why I was late for work though!

Next door neighbours have a pond and I can see him sat looking into it thinking how can I get one of those without getting my paws wet.

He likes shoes with laces as well, he will happily drag all the shoes from the rack into his bed to suck on the laces. Which is embarrassing when he does this to friends and families shoes that thy have taken off!

We still love him though.

sashh Wed 24-Apr-13 09:54:21

I spoke too soon, blue tit yesterday.

Jux Wed 24-Apr-13 10:11:05

Slow worms. They are wonderful creatures which eat slugs, gardener's friends. i put the first one back in the garden, but the bloody cat brought it straight back in, so I put it in next door's garden. And the other one she brought in later.

We are overrun with slugs and snails, and I gave the cure to next door. Grrrr.....

The same cat once brought in an alien, too. Luckily unharmed, so diplomatic talks went ahead and the planet has not been destroyed by Angry Alien Weaponry grin

blondieminx Wed 24-Apr-13 23:34:26

Blondiecat got a sparrow today. She was very pleased with herself!

It's been a bad day for birds really as a racing pigeon also came in through an open window as well!

Lovethesea Thu 25-Apr-13 09:53:54

First Rabbit today. Just hassling kids into the car to get DD to school nursery when she casually mentions that HunterCat has brought a rabbit in. And there he is, some magician to get that through the tiny sureflap catflap (he's huge). One thankfully dead rabbit. Chased him into the garden with it and locked catflap.

Came home to half a rabbit on the patio and no sign of cat.

Has he left me the bottom half to share!?!

My friend has a cat (less than a year old) who brings in an assortment of sticks in the same way that his brother brings in live things - he flings them about, pounces on them and growls as them as he should a mouse but sticks are way more dangerous so have to be killed.

I also know of another cat, with a cat flap magnet who couldn't get in to his cat flap due to a random selection of cutlery affixed to said magnet.....

Ours brings us the usual stuff but has produced one dead stoat, and one live stoat which was horrible - the smell they emit is something else.

Lovethesea Thu 25-Apr-13 21:04:34

Hadn't even thought of stoats!

LucyLucas Sat 27-Apr-13 15:44:06

Live squirrel which the cat then grabbed by the neck and swung around, still holding his neck tight, until it died and their was blood all over the kitchen. We were eating dinner...dd3 now scared of the cat.

Lovethesea Tue 30-Apr-13 11:07:12

Changing previous answer .... this morning was a mole. Alive still. Sooo heartbreakingly cute. HunterCat (just fed, glare at cat) tried to bring it in the catflap but I stopped him just in time, so he came to the front door to present it as we left for school.

Poor old mole looked past hope but I tucked him in some plants in the garden out of sight of Huntercat at least. Not sure if I should've hit him with a rock or not?

Lovethesea Tue 30-Apr-13 11:07:47

The mole that is, not Huntercat obviously grin

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