Funny or not!
I remember this video of someone taking great pains to save and rehabilitate a mouse. When he let it loose a hawk came down and swooped it up immediately. Sad but real.
Since it is spring I seem to be getting a lot of cat catches lately and I try to save the ones I can. Today a baby gopher that looked in tact. I quickly took it away and put in a shoe box in my garage as I have done before with a rubber band around it. There was a little hole in the box but I thought surely the gopher couldn't get through it. I had to work and now when I was ready to drop it off in a field to survive or not, it wasn't in the box. It is in my very messy garage and I know I will never find it. It can't live in there so eventually I suspect something smelly is going to happen. I am thinking of putting the cat out there to see if she can smell it out. I have a freezer out there I can't move.
Most of my neighbors are trying to kill the gophers and here I am trying to relocate them. My lesson learned.