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post #1 of 10 Old 10-10-2019, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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cat is afraid of mouse

Yesterday, my yellow lab was intently staring at their large water thing (it has the fillable 5 gallon tank that empties into the bottom dish) in the corner by the back door. I have paper towels under it because I have not one but two dogs who splash water everywhere. He was slowly shredding those in an effort to pull something out. So of course I investigate. There is a teeny mouse wedged back there hiding. Upon seeing me and after having his photo taken, the mouse darted underneath the water dish.

Now we have two cats. By this time the cats had come to check out the situation as well. Myrtle has hunted many times and left me many presents in my shoes or on my pillow, so I figure this mouse is not long for the world. She has actually been driving me a little crazy as she climbs all over looking for this guy. But Loki. Oh Loki, my little rescue cat that started his life being thrown out of a car onto my friend's lawn. Loki is simultaneously the sweetest most lovable cat and also the world's most annoying cat. Anyway, he sees the mouse and runs to hide! He is on the stairs peeking his head around the corner meowing his scared meow like an idiot.

So yes, in my cadre of pets I have a cat that is scared of mice.
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-10-2019, 12:09 PM
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oh my gosh that's so cute and funny!

We have two shelter cats. The first we adopted when I lived in a city apartment. He is old and declawed. The second we got a few months ago, mostly as a mouser. He is indoor/outdoor. But it turns out he's too well fed... he cornered a mouse in our house recently but refused to kill it. He kept just playing with it. Our declawed cat was the one who finally grabbed it with his enormous teeth haha.
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-10-2019, 12:41 PM
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my cat is 14, almost toothless and still takes down mice, squirrels and moles. She is also a rescue/stray cat that some people left in our garden because they knew I love animals so much! A friend of mine used to have a cat that hunted rats! Imagine your cat bringing you a live rat for a present. :p
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post #4 of 10 Old 10-10-2019, 01:38 PM
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My cat won't hunt but this girl gets the job done.
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lol on the chicken! Good picture...

Mine is terrible with bringing everything up to show me, poor lizards get torn apart by limb.... removes one at a time. I try to chase her out. The other day she came in while I was working so I only saw this out of the corner of my eye but I honestly think I saw what happened. She comes in on her hind legs with her paws in the air holding a snake! She flings the snake in the door which was open and then takes off. I chase her to see if she may have been bit, she was sitting out there swishing her tail like "Hey did you like what I brought you? Pretty cool huh?" I told her one more snake and she's BANNED to the barn!

The magazine beneath it helped me get get the snake out. I know I could have just grabbed it but it's been a LOOOONNNNNGGGGG time since I picked up a snake. lol
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post #6 of 10 Old 10-12-2019, 12:19 PM
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My cat won't hunt but this girl gets the job done.

haha! laughing so hard right now! hahaaa! :p

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post #7 of 10 Old 10-12-2019, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe I need a hunter-killer chicken!

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post #8 of 10 Old 10-12-2019, 03:08 PM
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My son has a sign hanging that says "Property Patrolled by Guard Chicken" I think she takes it seriously.
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post #9 of 10 Old 10-12-2019, 03:10 PM
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Chickens are monsters. Apparently most make better mousers than some cats.

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post #10 of 10 Old 10-12-2019, 04:23 PM
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My Australian cattle dog is an awesome mouser! I set up traps in the garage and the mouse kept tripping them and taking the bait. We left the garage door open and the dog came out with a mouse killed it, came back out with two more. He's good at killing pack rats in the barn too. He is very frustrated at the squirrels because he hasn't caught one yet, we have too many trees for their escape.

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