Cat owners see this under their bed. What do I mean? Well, this is what I found under my bed this morning. You can tell that it is under my bed because of the dust! It is a strange looking object. However it wouldn’t be if you had known that last night at about 2:30 am I heard that familiar shattering sound of a mouse’s skull in the jaws of my cat. I went back to sleep but was unsure if he was eating his kill under or on the bed.
That dreaded crunch, crunch
That crunch, crunch, crunch as he starts at the head and works his way towards the tail. Nothing is left except the object that you see in the video. Sometimes nothing is left at all. It takes around 60 seconds. He normally leaves what I believe to be the gallbladder which is bitter in taste. However, on this occasion he appears to have left behind the stomach. This is what it looks like to me but I can’t be completely sure. It looks very large actually for a mouse’s stomach but I’m not too sure about the anatomy of a mouse, if it was a mouse!
Let’s say it was a small mammal, probably a mouse and if it was it would be his sixth or seventh within the past few months. As you know you he has brought in several birds. And as you also know he is an avid hunter.
Ideal barn cat
I think that he would have been ideal as a farm cat. I think in retrospect he probably should have been adopted by a farmer and become a barn cat. He couldn’t do the job now because he has been cosseted and loved by me every day of his life except for the first seven weeks when he was a feral kitten.
Expertise at hunting among all the domestic cat is dependent upon the cat’s character and desire. Some are good and some are not so good. My cat is at the top end, the Premier league of hunters.
Sometimes when he comes back he smells of what I believe to be rubbish of some sort, perhaps it is some old rug or linoleum which he rests on. My guess is that he is waiting within an old shed of some sort for a mouse to emerge. Three houses down from me there is an abandoned shed and I think he does his mousing there. It can’t be closed so it is safe from that standpoint.
My cat escaped his bespoke enclosure
You may have guessed by the way that he escaped from his bespoke, custom-made backyard enclosure. I was told that no cat could escape from it but he did. He climbed up to about human head height and gnawed his way through the fencing. I’m deciding what to do next.