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This morning I found a DEAD MOUSE in my hall

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CatsGoPurrrr Sat 20-Aug-16 07:12:56

I'm in a first floor flat.
The cat flap is locked at night.


<looks for mice lurking in shadowy corners>

EnglishRose1320 Sat 20-Aug-16 07:23:26

Well apparently mice only need a hole the size of the end of a pencil to get in, or something like that, not a cheering thought,sorry. Although maybe your cat bought it in during the day and hid it, played with it later?
If it makes sure feel better I have just woken up to find a poo in my sink, oh shut the window the cat uses to get out if it needs the loo, I guess I have to be grateful that the cat used the sink, at least it was easy to clean.

RoastChickenDinner Sat 20-Aug-16 08:17:00

At least it was dead...grin

TroysMammy Sat 20-Aug-16 08:37:43

At least it was dead and a whole mouse. grin

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sat 20-Aug-16 08:43:02

Dead is definitely better.

CatsGoPurrrr Sat 20-Aug-16 09:17:53

Here is what the brave mouse killer is doing st the moment. She's 9. I didn't think she'd still 'cat'!

cozietoesie Sat 20-Aug-16 09:22:39

9 is a stripling! smile

GeneralBobbit Sat 20-Aug-16 09:25:51

She looks well chuffed at protecting you from the mouse running round your flat grin

Extra treats for her today

ConformationFart Sat 20-Aug-16 09:26:05

Much easier to find a dead one. There's a live one living under my fridge!

NapoleonsNose Sat 20-Aug-16 09:30:58

I see your dead mouse and I raise you, DEAD BAT! Yesterday, right in the middle of the kitchen floor. Fuck knows how she catches them. She has form for live ones - bringing them in but not killing them, so they fly off and roost in the house all day, then fly out again at night, scaring the shit out of us.

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sat 20-Aug-16 09:58:29

Napoleon shock

CatsGoPurrrr Sat 20-Aug-16 10:20:04

Napoleon BAT?!! shock

NapoleonsNose Sat 20-Aug-16 12:56:31

She seems to like the challenge of 'things that fly'. We have also been presented with a mahoosive hawkmoth which she also didn't kill, so it was hiding away under the sofa until it flew out. It was so big, I thought it was a sparrow to start with. She's a proper hunter and I have to keep her shut downstairs at night to stop her bringing little gifts up to the bedrooms. Here she is, in all her killer-cuteness, like butter wouldn't melt!

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sat 20-Aug-16 14:38:12

Mine's caught & eaten flies on occasion. I think she'd love to catch a bird but oddly enough they tend to stay away from our garden.

RubbishMantra Sat 20-Aug-16 16:32:57

I see your bat, Napoleon, and raise you 4 stoats, in a series of 2 days, when ddDH lived in the countryside. We got 2 stuffed, as a little trophy for him. Had to put them in a cabinet, as he kept chewing at them. But BATS?! How does she catch them? Found a roosting place maybe?

OP, your cat probably brought mousey in during the day - what time do you open/lock the catflap? I've had mad moments of chasing mice around the house trying to save them, only to find their little spines and tails left.

You could try a trap and release mousetrap, can be bought from amazon under humane mousetraps. They prefer peanut butter to cheese.

iloveeverykindofcat Sat 20-Aug-16 16:42:23

Half a pigeon. The top half.

girlingloucs Mon 22-Aug-16 12:01:06

I see your mouse/bats/stoats and raise you an enormous live lady slow worm and a very panicky DH thinking it was a snake.

The cause of the trouble sat three feet away and invited us to deal with it.

EmpressKnowsWhereHerTowelIs Mon 22-Aug-16 13:22:51


I think I'm getting off lightly with the odd dead mouse.

RubbishMantra Mon 22-Aug-16 13:59:46

Oh, I love slo-worms. Always wanted one as a pet. They curl around your fingers and go to sleep in your hands. Very chilled out little things.

Cats hate anything snakish, (possibly because they're originally desert animals) and that's why they attack shoe-laces/ribbons. I think they're also distant relatives of the Mongoose, who are the nemesis to snakes.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Mon 22-Aug-16 14:05:34

It makes Harry's pond plants seem quite insignificant!

RubbishMantra Mon 22-Aug-16 14:33:05

I get clods of muddy moss washed off the roof when it's been raining Pink, presented proudly by Little M.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Mon 22-Aug-16 16:09:42

Glad Harry's not the only one who likes greenery!

Northernlight22 Mon 22-Aug-16 21:52:04

We had a live bat once ..... Never screamed so much in my life when that appeared!

One of ours seems to be going through a phase of bringing in live frogs. Not good .

iloveeverykindofcat Tue 23-Aug-16 08:35:39

I read that that's why felines hiss defensively, Rubbish - desert animals have evolved to fear things that hiss even if they're small, because of poisonous snakes. When you think about it, they are the only mammal that hisses.

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