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so candy has started hunting...

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dancestomyowntune Tue 26-Aug-14 13:32:30

and bringing her catches into the house... to play with...

just caught her with a squirrel almost as big as her sad

she is about 3 and this is a new thing. why?!?!? sad sad sad

cozietoesie Tue 26-Aug-14 14:23:13

She's learned her trade now is all. smile

moonbells Tue 26-Aug-14 15:21:41

My sympathies. Moonkitten found his spurs a few weeks back and we're now up to four pigeons, one squirrel and several fledglings. He's 16mo so we are both in for the long haul I'm afraid.

chockbic Tue 26-Aug-14 15:26:09

Is it true that female cats hunt more?

If its any consolation they do tend to slow down a bit as they age.

Once got left a bird that had been plucked clean. Must have taken hours!

cozietoesie Tue 26-Aug-14 15:44:49

But plucked by who is the question..... (Bet it was nicked from somewhere. wink)

crazynanna Tue 26-Aug-14 15:47:16

My Pops just hunts Dreamies [winks]

chockbic Tue 26-Aug-14 15:48:52

It was she alright. Had a mountain of feathers on the floor to show for it.

One very pleased looking mog, with an oven ready bird.

If you like that sort of thing grin

cozietoesie Tue 26-Aug-14 16:08:26

I stand corrected - and what an asset to have around the house. If you could only get her to peel potatoes.............? grin

dancestomyowntune Tue 26-Aug-14 17:16:27

It's when she brings them in alive and literally plays with them! Until she gets bored and finishes them off. I mean she's a tiny cat, and this squirrel was almost as big as her! Bleurgh!!!

cozietoesie Tue 26-Aug-14 19:24:38

It should hopefully calm down a little in a month or two as autumn comes in. (Bleaker gardens so less cover, fewer inexperienced young 'uns around, bad weather v a warm house etc etc etc.)

The she'll switch her attention to inside the house. grin (Resident mice if you have any.)

dancestomyowntune Tue 26-Aug-14 19:25:55

I wouldn't mind if she was getting mice already resident... she's bringing the same things in!!!

WitchWay Tue 26-Aug-14 19:35:05

I'm impressed she caught a squirrel!

One of mine specialises in moles grin

orangemog Tue 26-Aug-14 19:38:25

My boy has just started hunting aged 10!
It started when my old get passed away, presumably before that, he never got a look in because she was a prolific hunter, and now he's making up for lost time!
The other night we came home to find the 4 month old kitten playing with a nearly dead vole that the boy had bought in :-|

orangemog Tue 26-Aug-14 19:38:56

Old girl

moonbells Tue 26-Aug-14 20:58:20

Moonkitten has now brought down a racing pigeon. Sigh.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 26-Aug-14 21:15:04

My cats raison d'être is to catch a pigeon. He's never managed it.

Little sods decided to stay out tonight, I have been out in pjs trying to get him.

dancestomyowntune Tue 26-Aug-14 22:01:43

Yep, candy had a pigeon last week. The squirrel was a shock though, I thought they were too clever to be caught by a house cat!

Loveleopardprint Tue 26-Aug-14 22:09:20

I once came home to a blood dripping wing hanging from the TOP of my 6ft garden gate!! It was like something from a horror film. Vlad is banned from the cat flap as he kills so much!

sashh Thu 28-Aug-14 10:42:08


My cat is on the left, the one on the right is front next door, in the tree is a squirrel and another cat.

cozietoesie Thu 28-Aug-14 10:53:02

I wouldn't give a whole lot for their chances. Yours and next door's look ready to stay there all day.

sashh Sat 30-Aug-14 08:22:55

Very soon after taking this the squirrel made a dash for another tree and shortly after that to the fence and was gone.

cozietoesie Sat 30-Aug-14 10:25:21

Bright animal. That's why they're flourishing. (I'm assuming it was a grey?)


sashh Sun 31-Aug-14 07:41:46


Only the second time I've seen one around here.

But the park, well that is different. They will eat out of your hands.

cozietoesie Sun 31-Aug-14 08:22:12

Hah! I saw a pretty squirrel in the park when I was about 6 or 7 years old and decided to take him home as a pet. I still have the scars on my wrist these many years later.

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