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Elad ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-03 05:55 PM
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11. She's just doing what cats do
It's her natural hunting instincts. Plus, cats are social creatures, and in the wild, they all share the bounty of the hunt. She feels like she's earning her keep by bringing the food back home for everyone to share.

Contrary to urban myth, cats do not kill just for the fun of it or play with their prey. They're efficienct predators who hunt to survive. Domesticated cats often express their natural hunting instincts through what we humans consider "play," but this doesn't mean cats will kill for fun. She's just trying to be a useful member of the family by bringing home food!

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  -My stupid cat brought another gecko in the house! Catshrink  Jul-31-03 05:26 PM   #0 
  - Where do you live?  ronnykmarshall   Jul-31-03 05:27 PM   #1 
  - Question  ewagner   Jul-31-03 05:28 PM   #2 
  - You mean this little critter?  ronnykmarshall   Jul-31-03 05:31 PM   #3 
     - Oh, very funny...  Catshrink   Jul-31-03 05:33 PM   #4 
        - Get some tongs.  trof   Jul-31-03 05:37 PM   #6 
        - Thanks for clarifying...  Catshrink   Jul-31-03 05:40 PM   #7 
        - oh i've lived in that armpit  xchrom   Jul-31-03 05:48 PM   #9 
           - Mesa is the same old boring place  Catshrink   Jul-31-03 05:52 PM   #10 
  - Ours just eats the tails.  trof   Jul-31-03 05:35 PM   #5 
  - I didn't know there were geckos in the desert  Melsky   Jul-31-03 05:42 PM   #8 
  - She's just doing what cats do  elad   Jul-31-03 05:55 PM   #11 
  - Cats need to stay indoors!  joeybee12   Jul-31-03 06:02 PM   #12 
     - Mine are indoor cats  Catshrink   Jul-31-03 06:15 PM   #14 
  - Oy  CSI Willows   Jul-31-03 06:06 PM   #13 
  - The little lizardlings squick you?  geniph   Jul-31-03 06:37 PM   #15 

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