Do your cats bring their nasty ass kills into the house?

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    Jul 14, 2008 6:02 AM GMT
    I am used to the occasional mouse in the middle of the living room, but lately it's getting gross.

    The other night Caslon the Cat brought daddy a mouse in the last throes of dying. It expired after a few spasms and twitches at my feet. I quickly got it up in a paper towel and that left the stupid cat looking around wondering what happened to his mouse!

    But tonight was just supergross. I fell asleep for a couple of hours, woke up about 11, and when I came out into the living room, there was a blob of goo on the carpet. I was like WTF? When I got it up in a paper towel, I could see it was a mouse head with the guts...like a bunch of its organs...still attached. But the body, legs and tail were gone ... icon_eek.gif ... I am like did one of these nasty cats (Caslon or his sister Bodoni) eat the thing! ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 14, 2008 6:09 AM GMT
    Inebriated Confucius say: do not pet pussy this night, grasshoppahhhh, for pussy source of untold ickiness and evils.
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    Jul 14, 2008 7:43 AM GMT
    Barbara and Trevor are constantly bringing in all matters of dead/dieing gifts for us.

    The worst being a still twitching sparrow. Made the female houses scream and carry on.
  • dcarm

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    Jul 14, 2008 7:46 AM GMT
    My dear cat doesn't even begin killing them outside. As soon as she's caught it, she brings it in to play with for about an hour.

    We'd much prefer that she caught the mice inside rather than bringing them in.
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    Jul 14, 2008 9:13 AM GMT
    The funniest (and the most horrible) thing I've seen our cat do was on our dirty kitchen. Mom was boiling some corn on the cob and this mouse (a really cute one, a field mouse, I think) was sniffing near the fire eating a few stray kernels of corn.

    Our cat sneaked up behind it and pounced on it, the mouse acting on instinct jumped right into the fire! icon_eek.gif It came out on the other side dazed and dying and the room was filled with the smell of burnt hair. icon_neutral.gif The mouse looked only slightly singed though.

    Well... the cat toyed with it, slapping it around like a soccer ball. Bluh. The mouse was too far gone though. I took it away and placed it somewhere where the cat couldn't reach it, but it died anyway. icon_confused.gif

    Nowadays, it's too lazy to even try to hunt anything seriously. It just jumps around the house, chasing after lizards or something.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 14, 2008 9:59 AM GMT
    I had a cat that used to do that when I was a kid. My mom got him trained to just bring them to the front door and meow for her to come see. She'd tell him he's a good hunter and he'd take it away.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 14, 2008 10:36 AM GMT
    lol... it's showing you affection in cat lingo
    earning its keep so to speak
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    Jul 14, 2008 11:12 AM GMT
    eww... this thread is way disgusting icon_smile.gif i have a friend who is always more than willing to share stories of her cat's recent kill with me. no thank you...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 14, 2008 12:50 PM GMT
    I can see I should be grateful for Buddy knocking the trash out of the pantry and rummaging through it. Its more of an irritation....
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    Jul 14, 2008 1:18 PM GMT
    For the last few days, it's been baby bunny season around here, and I've had to clean up several piles of bunny entrails and feet. The other day, I was luxuriating in a hot bath, which is right under a large picture window, and I was able to watch one of the girls stalk and take down a baby bunny, right outside the window. There's real beauty in their fierce predation.
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    Jul 14, 2008 2:43 PM GMT
    While living in the Central Highlands of Mexico a few years back, our cat, Cato, used to bring scorpions into the house. One time I saw him bring a big guy (the big ones are less poisonous) in through the front door and the claws were hanging out one side and the tail out the other side of his mouth. When he dropped it on the floor for my approval rating, it started to scurry out the door and I took off my shoe and smashed it. He was, amazingly, very bewildered. How he did not get stung is still a mystery.

    He also loved to bring us black-widow spiders.

    Yes, cats can be deliciously fun.
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    Jul 14, 2008 2:55 PM GMT
    Our cat likes to bring in geckos... but he doesn't kill them right away. "Tango," (the cat) likes his captured friends to die a slow and painful death, being tossed and pawed around for hours. I do try to rescue the geckos, but he is getting sneaky about it and more discreet in his torture methods.
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    Jul 14, 2008 3:14 PM GMT
    BigSETXjock saidOur cat likes to bring in geckos... but he doesn't kill them right away. "Tango," (the cat) likes his captured friends to die a slow and painful death, being tossed and pawed around for hours. I do try to rescue the geckos, but he is getting sneaky about it and more discreet in his torture methods.


    ....he's just coercing the geckos into giving him MORE than 15% off his car insurance, that's all...

    Lucky for me, Lunchbox is indoor-only, and his insect prey are usually devoured before he can think to bring me presents....
  • DiverScience

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    Jul 14, 2008 3:16 PM GMT
    Parents cats always have. My cat growing up would catch 2 voles a night. And eat them under the kitchen table or in the dining room, heads and all. CRUNCH CRACKLE CRUNCH. And she'd leave the gall bladders in the dark part of the carpet where you couldn't see them until you'd stepped on it and popped bile all over the carpet and your foot. Eeew. Stinky.

    But we encouraged her because it kept the mouse/vole population down in and out of the house.
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    Jul 14, 2008 3:17 PM GMT
    Exactly why I have a dog. She even shares her dog food with the birds.icon_rolleyes.gif
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jul 14, 2008 3:19 PM GMT
    My family cat (deceased as of 2004), Klatrepus Umuligus, only brought his kills to the entryway doormat. Usually the trophy consisted of a mouse head or a headless mouse body (perhaps he was trying to go for two points per body).

    I only know of two times when he brought his kills inside: 1) he once brought a small garden snake into the hallway, and 2) one time he got our attention with some weird cat meows; when I went down to check on him, he had a dead mouse still in his mouth, looking for our recognition of his kill I guess.

    Our neighborhood has lots of cats though, so a headless bird isn't an rare sight.

    So, to the topic question: no, my cat generally did not bring his kills into the house.
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    Jul 14, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    Oh man, the things Bennington has brought into my parents house. Baby birds, lizards, rats, potato bugs...I guess that's what happens when your house backs up to a field.
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    Jul 14, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    I have 2 indoor cats, so they don't do that. But i would be proud of them!

    I have to say i wouldn't care cause i feed my snakes live, so i get to be all Bond villian and watch them crush the life outta the rats... and i giggle in rapturous glee and delight! icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 14, 2008 3:34 PM GMT
    StripperRocco and his animals are such weirdos! icon_razz.gif

    My cat's a bit of a princess. She seriously won't even eat her kibble if it falls out of her dish and onto the floor. I don't think I've ever seen her squish a bug, and she's lived with my bird for so long it doesn't even phase her when my tiny little conure flits by her and lands on the furniture to play. She's only been outside twice, and both times I was carrying her around the yard wrapped up in my jacket.
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    Jul 14, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    Both Caslon and Bodoni are mighty hunters. Anything that moves ...and they think they can take down... is fair game. Bodoni, however, seems more purposeful in her killing. She doesnt mess around. Then she goes back to sleep. Caslon is active all night long...in and out, in and out. I dont know where he goes out there.

    But it does seem like he comes in to use the box. I'm like you got the whole outdoors. Take your crap out there and spare the litter...that stuff isnt cheap! ... icon_rolleyes.gif ... icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 14, 2008 3:46 PM GMT
    Awww it means they love you. But yes it is very gross, and even worse when the animal is still dying icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 14, 2008 3:46 PM GMT
    Thats just spoiled my Dinner Thanks!

    When I was in the UK my cat bought me the landladies daughter's kotex to me and some chocolate half eaten!
    My cat was half siamese and black I miss her!
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    Jul 14, 2008 3:53 PM GMT
    zdrew saidStripperRocco and his animals are such weirdos! icon_razz.gif

    My cat's a bit of a princess. She seriously won't even eat her kibble if it falls out of her dish and onto the floor. I don't think I've ever seen her squish a bug, and she's lived with my bird for so long it doesn't even phase her when my tiny little conure flits by her and lands on the furniture to play. She's only been outside twice, and both times I was carrying her around the yard wrapped up in my jacket.


    You said "squish"
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jul 14, 2008 3:55 PM GMT
    Mine was an indoor cat who still had the whole hunting/torture instinct of most cats. She used to enjoy stripping the wings off of insects and batting them about the floor until they stopped moving. When she moved to Florida (as a relatively old cat), she got to do her first real hunting, taking down the geckos that would find their way into the screened-in porch. However, she almost never brought her kills to our attention intentionally--most of the time, we only found out about the gecko if they made her ill.
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    Jul 14, 2008 6:00 PM GMT
    the outdoor cat i had always left gifts during his prime- they were usually partial animals. its funny how he knew the family dynamics of heirarchy and how he knew to always leave the gifts in my dad's office lol. the most impressive one was a dead squirl with no limbs or ears. i hear squirls put up a good fight so i was proud of kitteh :p

    he was a fierce pussy; but was the only pussy i ever really loved- i miss that fuzzy pussy.

    it always made me feel a bit queesy when he'd give me cat kisses though- like, what ungodly things have graced those pussy lips?