I woke up yesterday morning and my 3 baby kittens were dead.
On February 18, 2005 our outside female cat had a litter of kittens fathered by our outside male cat. There were 3 of them. They were so cute and sweet. We kept them outside in a large doghouse lined with soft fuzzy blankets right outside our back door. We live out in the country, but we have several neighbors up and down our road. When I woke up early Friday morning to check on the kittens, 2 of them had just vanished and 1 of them was laying dead with a small bite mark on the top of his head. The mother and father cat were still there and doing fine. Needless to say my daughter was devestated. I guess I am just looking for some answers as to what may have happened to them. At first I thought a coyote or something was the culprit, but I figured if that was the case then a coyote would've killed them 2 weeks ago or more. Then I got to thinking about the fact that I had seen a black and white strange acting tom cat lurking around our back yard the day before. Someone told me he may have killed my kittens. I blame myself of course because I didn't keep them inside our house, but I tried that and it didn't work because we have a neutered indoor male cat. When I had brought them indoors.. the mother cat kept jumping on my indoor cat when he tried to come in the living room, so I moved them back outside. Today, that black and white strange acting male cat was back and biting on the neck of my female. He even had her pinned up in the windowsill outside of the house. Do you think he is the one that killed her babies? Please respond, any input is welcome. Thanks.