Just a funny anecdote. We have two cats- one from a shelter that we think lived outside for the first year of her life and another who has never been outside.
Reese our 2 year old cat is the one that has never been outside. He is the most in-tune to chasing things. Any bug that enters our house is swiftly caught and eaten by him (with the exception of spiders which he catches and I clean up because I think he is smart enough to not eat them lol). So we thought, and always joked, that if we ever had a mouse in the house it would not last long.
Well, Reese has been watching a certain area of the house for a while- it is a fake wall that covers where the water heater is. I figured something was behind it. Well...that something was a mouse and found its way inside our house!
Reese chased and cornered it but then did not know what to do with it. My husband, quite hilariously now that we think about it, grabbed our other cat who had lived outside and gently threw her into the bathroom that Reese had the mouse cornered in. We assumed she would take care of it.
To our utter horror and disappointment she only hissed at it and ran away!!!
So my husband had to catch and dispose of it himself. Quite a fiasco.
We thought we had two fearless, instinctive hunters and we were forever safe from rodents.
We thought Wrong! So today we bought mouse traps- not for in the house but for around the water heater- tucked away from where the cats could get into it.
Never thought we would have to buy them lol
Has anyone had similar experiences?