By - Rhonnosaurus
Depending on the cat, eat it, play with it, or ignore it.
I've watched a Youtuber that kills invasive bird species, and his cats seem eager enough to take/eat them.
Sounds like quality bonding time with his feline friend.
i just wanted to see a cool hunting channel
I should go.
This gave me a giggle, thank you.
I like Ted.
Uses all airguns and hunts mainly starlings, right? I used to watch the piss out of those videos.
Sounds like him: https://www.youtube.com/c/TedsHoldOver
funny because cats are an invasive species themselves
Don't let me start about humans
There are videos from Australia and New Zealand, I think, of cats being hunted.
From the cat POV, this is broadly similar to when the person comes with a toy
What happens when you bring a toy for you cat? Some may ignore it, some may play with it
Indeed dead mice (and more so, live mice) can be treated as toys by cats. That is, a cat may play with mice just like they play with a ball or something
Well I kicked a dead one off my deck yesterday and it became a race for my cat to get to it before my ducks did. The cat picked it up with his mouth and ran away.
Can cats coexist with ducks? I want to have pet ducks and cats but I'm worried the cats will view the ducks as prey.
The cats have never hurt a duck, not even as ducklings. They hunt everything else though. I have one cat that sleeps in the duck pen and I have to boot him out at night.
We had the cats for ages before we got the ducks.
Well, they do that for us apparently because cats think we suck at hunting.
So... be offended?
I think they're trying to teach us like they would their own kittens.
Maybe we should go hunting with our cat sometimes, to prove our worth
The first time we let my old cat out (under supervision) when he was a kitten, Dad found a dead mouse where he was building a retaining wall. He gave it to the kitten, who carried it around the yard proudly and played with it.
Dude, I ended up owning my neighbor’s female cat, and she would bring me grass snakes. I’m talking about her bounding into the house with a writhing snake the width of a pencil, and speed-delivering it to my chest during a movie or whatever. Now, keep in mind, this is the same cat who would also bring field mice into my shower at night and play with them until they died. Back to the snake example, I finally had it with one snake. She brought it to me several times in one night, and I thought I’d explain by just killing it before she punctured it and let it die somewhere. I demonstrated a quick step on its head like it was a grasshopper, and… she recoiled in a way that breaks my heart to this day. She left me to myself for a whole day and a half, but came around not long after.
Oh wow...so the answer is to kill the critter with force to make your cat quit screwing around. But I thought cats do that as an instinct to show their kin how to hunt. And since you're the next closest thing, shouldn't your cat be happy you're getting involved?
Dude, I was thinking that same way. Nadia, like, she stiffened, turned, then looked at me. Looked at the snake again and jumped away. Left the house.
I was in my kitchen, like… 👉🏻👈🏻
"hooman, your job was to cook my meal"
actually i think they're gonna be very confused. I'd be confused if my cat came home with a domino's pizza
My cat dragged a full slice of pizza all the way upstairs into my room and idk where she got it. This freak loves bread and cheese
I have a bread obsessed cat too. One time we found a six pack of burger buns under the coffee table with a tiny perfect bite out of each one.
Years ago my old cat would come inside with pieces of bread people had thrown out for birds... and rubber strips about 6 inches long. I never knew where they came from but she had a lot of fun with them!
My friend's cat once came home with a fully wrapped Twix
Really? I'd find it dope as hell
Cats have hunting instincts. So if it's dead, they would probably just ignore it. Cats like to catch their own food, and usually once they catch it, they like to play with it before killing it.
Edit: every cat is different. So results may vary. But this is a general rule with cats though
Most cats love the chase
Not sure specofically about cats but a YouTuber med Shawn Woods tests and reviews mousetraps, and feeds the dead mice to wild animals. They always eat them...
My cats would just stare at it sniff it then leave and be filled with disappointment in their eyes because i have not given them more food despite filling it up 5mins ago...
probably should have said: killed it in front of the cat. I think it might stop hunting for you. I wonder if it would get scared of you.
A comment above yours says they killed a snake in front of their cat and it avoided them for a whole day
Thanks. I guess there's got to be something kittenish about a cat's relationship with us.
One super cold winter day we were out for a walk and found a bird frozen to a car grill. It had been hit and it was so cold it froze. We thought wouldn't it be funny to see the cat would do, thinking he would play with the bird. We handed him the bird when we got home. He quickly ate it and asked for another.
lol looks like frozen dinners aren't something only humans know.
I've done this, said cat stopped bringing me mice when they caught them. I think she saw it as her successfully "teaching" me to hunt so she didn't have to anymore.
what if the cat actually witnessed you kill the mouse 🐁?
Yes. And you proceed to sit crisscross apple-soss across from said cat and pass said mouse over to it.
Cat would probably feel a mix of confusion, awe and affection 😅
Or could just ignore your gift. Cats are assholes like that….but that’s why we love them.
Been there, done that, except the mouse was alive..
What did your cat do?
I let the black/white spotted mouse go out at the road. 30 minutes later our cat comes in with the mouse in its mouth.
The cat acted like we would take it away and quickly went straight to a dark corner where it ate it
That’s a really good question!
My cat used to love it when mice came in the house in winter…. Too lazy to catch them but knew the sound of the trap! I used to open the trap straight into Truffles mouth… by the 3rd week it was like… “ugh… not mice again” and wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole… fussy shit!
depends on the cat, but they're gonna throw it around a little bit and eat it
"At last, my hooman can hunt for themselves! I'm so proud of you!"
My cats don't care about dead mice. My dog will chew on them and play with them if I let him.
My chickens will go after and eat living mice, but if you toss them a dead one they will ignore it.
mad respect to follow