(Delaware County, PA)
The Big Baby Felix in a Small Picture!
Sometime ago Felix was displaying somewhat odd behavior. He would lie in front of the pantry and meow throughout the night. One morning as I was going to work (5am.), I decided to look in the pantry to see if something was in there (possibly a mouse). As I removed the last box, Felix charged into the pantry and out came a grey field mouse running for his life!
Now at this point, I am screaming, my wife is screaming, and Felix is knocking over everything in his way in order to get to the mouse. I finally caught up to Felix in the back bedroom with his catch in his mouth.
Now, over the past few years I have always told Felix not to kill as he often sized up his prey looking outside the bay window. Apparently, my time with Felix paid off, he simply let the mouse go only to recapture him.
It took me a while but I finally secured the mouse from Felix's grasp. The mouse appeared unharmed and I released him back into the wild. It should be mentioned that we have six guinea pigs (caged) that I will occassionally let Felix come into close contact with.
Typically he is a bit scared but is somewhat interested, and suprisingly, the guinea pigs will walk right up to him. I would only assume that the exposure has taught him well. Enclosed (above), is a picture for you enjoyment.