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My cats are indoor cats but I am amazed by their hunting skills! Today Thomas caught a mouse from somewhere and came to me meowing to tell me about his victory. I was disgusted when I had to pick the mouse up with a towel and rubber gloves but I guess that's one less pest in the house!
 

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My in-law's cat, Bart meows and meows while chasing his kitty toys and then finally makes up his mind on one of them he brings it victoriously to us. He is amazing because he is about 17 years of age and yet has a strong will to play and have fun. I love him so :D
 

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Yep.
Vienna is Madame hunteress, she comes back with something at least twice a week. And ive seen her in the garden playing with her catches (I dont take it off her if it is already dead) and they havent been braught in, whihc makes me wonder how much she catches that we dont get "given"
Ive found plenty of dead vouls and mice in the garden too.
 

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do your cats bring you presents?

Our old cat Tinker used to try to bring in all sorts of prey, dead or alive.
But probably the most intruiging present was from our first cat, Pete.
He came home one day with a lovely piece of filleted plaice. I bet someone was cursing the darned cat who jumped in their window and stole their dinner :twisted:

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Tigger and Robin brought home a live rabbit (very small) each!

My family thought that they were dead mice, so we said "Good boys! Um... no... I don't want that... no don't drop in on the rug!" We looked at their mouths a little closer... and we saw little bunny ears... and we saw the little bunny nose twitching still... How do you handle that kind of situation?! The cats just stood there wondering when we would take dinner already... we took them outside... and they just put the bunnies down - and they actually leaped... off a second story balcony... I wonder if they ever lived? Doh...
 

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Yes my mom's cats used to bring her lots of"presents'. Dead snakes or whatever they could catch. Oh and they were declawed so explain that one to me!!
 

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So Many!

Wow, I have so many of these stories. I've had (and lost :( ) many cats in my day. We have a great yard and the surrounding area used to be more woodsy.

There was Dove who brought home a dead rabbit to her kittens and the most fierce, Patches, drug the thing up the hill away from her siblings and ate most of it although it was as big as she was. That was funny because Dove didn't chase her and we could all tell she wanted some of that bunny.

Patches herself lived a lot longer than Dove and had kind of the legacy as The Huntress. There really wasn't a day that went by the she didn't bring home something, mice, birds, snakes, rabbits.

Our current pest control unit is Molly. She's trying to outdo ol' Patches, even though most of the fields and woods have houses on them now. I think the rabbits are gone, but she's brought home all the others. She cracks me up because she will meow at the door when she catches something and roll beside her prize to show it off. Or once we come outside she'll pick it up and bring it to us and give a long chirpy meow. It's really a wonder there's anything left in our yard.

The funniest recently, though was when my youngest kittie (called Squirrel because of his bushy tail and the way he hangs on a tree trunk and tilts his head) got a mouse in his possession. I don't know if Molly started if off, but it was injured and making that awful schreeching sound. You have to understand Squirrel is jittery and will take off fleeing for his life into the shed for no apparent reason. So I watched this little scene eagerly. He tapped the mouse, the thing hissed and threatened. He tried to swat it and the mouse tried to bite. Squirrel did a graceless side flip, landed on his back and ran in place for a minute then bolted for the shed. It was funny, but poor Molly was ashamed and I just patted her in sympathy.
 

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ohh yes.

we had a mouse hiding behind a bookcase for about a week recently. they brought him in and he ran away from their claws, and never left his shelter. We bought a mousetrap then (cool down, not a killy thing but a trappy thing ;) ) but he never came out into it. He stopped making noise too, so we guess the poor thing died in there. :(

and i guess we wont know for sure until we move the book case which is built into the wall one distant day in the future........... :?
 

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When I was about 7 or so my old cat Whiskers left a dead Vole in my wellie boot for me.... Only I didn't discover it till I put my toes in and felt something soggy....ewwwwwwwww! lol
 

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My mother's cat, Tuffy, who by the way is an "indoor only cat", is petrified of the outdoors.. Anyways brought them a rat body, with NO HEAD! They always expected to find the skull when they moved, but no such luck.... Do cat's eat bone!?! 8O
 

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This a bit gruesome, but I specifically remember when I was a kid hearing my parents cat chew and crunch up a mouse. So yeah, I'd say they eat bone.
 

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OK, I had to enter this converstaion. My mom's cat, Prince, is SUCH a hunter. He is indoor/outdoor. Its a long story, believe me, we tried our best to keep him in...its a long story :roll: Anyway, He will catch ANYTHING he can physically drag home. He regularly catches normal things, like mice, rats, lizards, bugs, birds. When I say regularly, I mean he brings home 3 or 4 a day. Besides that, he has caught some weird stuff... moles, a few snakes, a squirrel 8O and 3 BATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8O 8O 8O 8O Yes, I said Bats. 8O Needless to say, every time, my mom freaks out, and Prince has to get a Rabies booster and be quarantined for a week. My sisters are always saying the wonder when they will open the door someday and Prince will have drug home a bear or something :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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The bat thing doesn't surprise me. My parents regularly get bats in the house - about 3 each summer. Well, they had their first one yesterday, and guess who caught it?? My dad scooped up the cat, with the bat in her mouth, and threw them both out on the porch. Lord only knows if the poor little bat made it out of her mouth.... 8O
 

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cats do indeed eat bone!

woody is a definite pest hunter and show off. she'd catch mice and bring them to me when they were near death. then she'd eat em, bone and all.

apparently, if i wasn't awake or around for her to show the mice to me, she'd stuff them under my spot on the couch as a donation. when i moved, i found tons of mouse carcasses under the sofa :p
 

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My current cats are indoor, and we don't have any mice for them to catch. However, growing up, my cat Katie (who still lives with my parents) was quite the hunter. A farm kitten, she was well trained by the time she came home with us.
Anyways, I slept in a room with my brother, bunk beds and all, and one morning I woke up and looked between the wall and the head of the bunkbed to see my kitty eating a full grown rabbit. I was very tired however, and fell asleep before doing anything about it. When I woke up next, I looked again and the bunny and Katie were both gone. Thinking I'd dreamed it I went down to look again and low and behold, two marbles. I picked the first one up and then went to pick the second one up, and it squished. And slid out of my fingers.
Needless to say, there was much screaming and my father had to wake up and flush the poor bunny eye down the toilet.

We never did find the rest of the bunny...
 

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At my old townhouse, Madison used to be the "Scorpion Hunter". She would find them and basically let us know about it. Cats don't get hurt by scorpions, so it wasn't a problem. Luckily, we sprayed some great bug spray around the place every month and it kept them out about 80% of the time. It wasn't harmful to the cat either. 8)
 

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We get grasshoppers and crickets galore, both live and dead. Carcasses are everywhere!! We've even had a live 2.5 foot black snake brought into the house. They kill birds, lizards, mice, moles, and rats. Thankfully, they don't bring those into the house!!!!
 

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Eclipse is or Huntress Supreme. There is no small creature safe from her! When we sit outside together, say when I'm doing an activity like polishing on my car, she will practice her skills by pouncing every small, six-or-eight-legged thing in the driveway. She is oh-so proud of herself when she succeeds! :D

Tiny, however, thinks that my turtle is fun to "hunt." Since Tiny and Hot Rod aren't allowed outside, they hunt the critters that get in. Whenever I clean out Tortuga's tank (he's a small snapping turtle), I leave him in the bathroom sink. Tiny thinks that teasing him and stalking him are wonderful forms of fun. The only time he didn't find it fun was when I got bit by the turtle while cleaning his shell and flung him off of my hand---right into Tiny's face! Tiny had the most priceless, shocked look on his kitty face! :lol:

Just last week, I caught Hot Rod trying to hunt a gecko that had gotten inside. He wasn't having much luck, as trying to bat a critter with one paw and trying to balance with the remaining two is difficult at best! I rescued the gecko (they're good 'skeeter control), but not before HR ate his tail! 8O

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Indoor kitties all, so no live critters to be had here. But every night we get an assortment of toys piled on the bed that we clear off, then in the morning, another pile of toys!
 
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