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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:51 AM
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In honor of Evita: What animals have your pets killed?
As everyone knows, my precious Evita is also a bloodthirsty, batkilling cat.

What critters have your furry loved ones massacred?

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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:53 AM
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1. None
They eat frozen thawed mice. They're very gentle snakes.
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voice of reason Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:55 AM
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2. I have 3 cats
They get their share of birds and mice. Less mice lately, since I think they've pretty well knocked down the local population. My neighbors thank them.

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neoteric lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:57 AM
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3. An old cat of mine killed snakes and birds all the time
And my brother's Boxer used to kill possums every 4-6 weeks. Fun to clean up :)
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GumboYaYa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:57 AM
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4. Too funny. I just walked back in the office from going home
to sweep the hind legs of a baby bunny carcass off the front porch. My wife and kids would not do it and fortunately, I work about a half mile from the house.

Barney, our ferocious feline, has logged two baby rabbit kills within the past 24 hours. I think he has found the rabbit hole.

In addition to baby rabbits, we have been presented with numerous birds and mice, living and dead. Opening the front door in springtime is a never ending adventure at the YaYa house.
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:03 AM
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9. As mentioned in another post,
Ferg once killed a bird. Monty and Simba have batted around a mouse that got into our house, but didn't put the final kibosh on it. They do like to trap and eat any hapless moth that enters our dwelling.
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:59 AM
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5. Squirrels by the dozen
I get three a week left at my front door by this cat who lives in my backyard (I leave food out for it, it's not really my cat).
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:00 AM
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7. It's thanking you.
:)
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:06 AM
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14. I know. And I can't stop feeding it. Any ideas on how to discourage?
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:15 AM
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21. None. I'm sorry.
Can't stop a cat from hunting.

Good luck.

(Lord... can't wait 'til our ferals & strays start bringing us gifts. :eyes: )
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:00 AM
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6. Kitty Cat Max kills squirrels ...
He hunts them down and bites either their tail off or their neck off, leaving the body and severed head together.

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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:00 AM
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8. My birds don't really kill
They're little, though. Logos (the bigger one in my avatar) would probably like to eat an ant -- if one crawls into our house and she sees it, she's absolutely entranced.

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wysimdnwyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:04 AM
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10. Mine used to be a blood thirsty killer, too
Of CRICKETS!!! In my old condo, summer meant crickets, inside and out. My inside only cat would leave little legless crickets all over the place. I think most of the legs wound up in the vacuum.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:04 AM
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11. Just flies and mosquitos
and the occasional centipede (blech... those things are UGLY)
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:05 AM
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12. Killer is undefeated in his league
so that would be 15 roosters (sure, he's not furry, per se) but I bet I make more money off of each of those kills than the bunny killers above.
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:05 AM
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13. camel back crickets
DDQM
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:08 AM
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15. Havoc once killed a gecko he had made a pet of.
But it was an accident and he was very sad. He was also very careful about little critters after that.

When we moved here with Havocdad, there was a mouse in residence which defied Havocdad's efforts to be caught. One night, before going to bed, Havocdad told the cats that they really needed to earn their keep and kill the damned mouse. Next morning.... a tiny trail of blood led to the rigid and cold body of the mouse. Havoc had a bit of blood on his face and foot. Louie said, "Hey, don't look at me. I don't like mouse breath!."

A couple months later, when Havocpup was up visiting us, I told her the story about Mouse Slayer. She was somewhat incredulous. Havoc was with us and he dashed off to the other room. He returned promptly with his 'furry guy' toy, dropped it at Havocpup's feet, meow-ed, then grabbed the toy, shook it violently then spit it out and meow-ed again. He had never done that with the toy and never did it again, always just bat it around gently with his paw. We could only conclude that he was telling his biped sister that he killed the mouse thusly....

He never killed again, but then we never asked him too. He and Louie resumed their behavior of carefully bringing in any birds that crashed into the windows for me to nurse back to health and celebrating each release after healing. Weird cats.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:09 AM
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16. None.I don't
believe in letting them out except under supervision. It is too dangerous.I want them around for a long time. My vet doesn't approve of outdoor cats and I agree. I had one cat that vitually declawed himself by leaving his nails imbedded in wood everytime he got out. Blood evrywhere and it cost me $100 bucks every time he escaped. A neighbors cat that thought it lived with me because I took it in in bad weather and fed it, was butchered by either a coyote or they think an owl. I will not let mine out.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:11 AM
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18. My cats are not allowed outside either
However, the bat did not see the giant "No Bats Allowed" sign on my apartment and trespassed into my home.
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:10 AM
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17. My dog killed his stuffed duck toy, and his stuffed "Bite meez" doggy.
He was brutal about it too, tore them open and pulled their stuffings out!! :scared:
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:11 AM
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19. chicken killer here
My darling sweet tempered little girl doggie killed one of our chickens once. I am conviced she was trying to play with it because it never happened again.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:12 AM
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20. I'll reverse my answer
my pet turtle was once killed by the neighbors dog.

That was not cool.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:16 AM
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22. Harry was a holy terror to lizard tails, but he never killed anything.
He brought me a live, unharmed mouse once, and he & Richard caught a young starling, but both critters escaped with their lives & limbs intact.
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Crewleader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:21 AM
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23. RATS
Edited on Tue May-25-04 11:21 AM by Crewleader
Sorry for you rat lovers...but my newest cat Missy, which you'll be seeing her in the Pet Gallery is Calico and has alot of hunting in her. She was a stray...and I feed alot of birds and the seeds that fall to the grown attract alot of rats from the back area woods and she has so far brought me two big ones to my front door.

My gifts...yikes!!!
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histohoney Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:25 AM
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24. My mother
used to barrow my mini dachshund to get the roof rats out of her garage. Schnickers could dive in between all her stuff and get them every time. She would shake them until she broke their necks, gruesome but effective.
Schnicks is 15 yr. old now and retired to the couch.
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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:26 AM
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25. several:
Ms. Pamela specializes in blue-tailed lizards.

Young Master Charles has presented me w/ 2 ragged mice.


All keep my house insect/arachnoid free (had to steal their scorpion before some1 got a bad owie!)
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sus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:29 AM
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26. my cats are peacemakers.
HOWever...I had a basset hound named Bishop who "played" with my big white bunny "Rosie" (named after the church organist to keep with the church theme) and scattered her all over the lawn.

but he didn't mean to. he was just playing.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:34 AM
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29. I'm going to buy a mouse and let it loose in your house
we'll see what kind of 'peaceloving' pets your cats really are.

I think Stella is the killer of the two
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sus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:40 AM
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30. okay okay. Stella killed ONE ladybug! happy??!! it was really OLD, though.
it was a mercy killing. that little guy was on his last legs.

until Stella ripped 'em off, that is.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:42 AM
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31. The ladybug was a 'little guy'
:shrug:
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sus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:44 AM
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32. pedant!
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:30 AM
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27. My three cats spend lots of time outside
The yard is cat-proof. None of them have caught anything bigger grasshoppers, though one nearly bagged a robin recently. This kitty, though, who lived long ago, was a different story:



Despite her color, she was an expert huntress, but almost never killed her victims. Instead, she would bring them into the house to show us, birds, big dragonflies, butterflies, sometimes mice. Then they were our problem. She did bring home a little dead garter snake once, and was extremely proud of her new discovery. Oh yeah, she would kill and eat moths, especially the big fat juicy ones. She was a sweetie, gone over ten years now, and I still miss her.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:31 AM
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28. Several birds, some bugs and a laser beam
Actually, I think the battery ran out but try and explain that to him.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:47 AM
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33. My kitty has killed mice and centipedes
Miranda likes to bat them around and torture them first. She hasn't had any mice to kill since I bought my house, but we still get occasional centipedes and spiders.

My dog hasn't ever killed anything. She is a sweetheart without any aggressive or killer instinct. My old dog would kill mice the same way my cat does-capture them and bat them around until they are dead.
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:47 AM
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34. squirrels, rabbits, coyotes, rats, mice, raccoons, possums, snakes, dogs
the dogs killed were by kodi, my 150 pound kuvasz who was attacked by a pack of 10 dogs and she killed two of her attackers. i got there just as she was about to kill another (or be killed) by the pack that invaded our neighborhood. kodi was protecting the other dog in the yard who was ripped up bad ($700 in meds for dr j, $500 for kodi's wounds).

kodi and aja killed a number of coyotes in the forest by my house (i saw the carcases).

i find dead, knawed on squirrels, rabbits, etc in the yard every month or so.

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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:49 AM
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35. snakes, mice, squirrels, lizards
Just about anything she can catch. My lab mix that is.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:17 PM
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36. 2 Meeces
An occasional beetle, her toy mice and my hand.

She hasn't gone after the Louisville Slugger in my closet yet.
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:32 PM
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37. Fur mice that rattle, bubble wrap, paper napkins, a pincushion,
a small velvet-covered picture frame, xmas ribbon.

Indoor cats.

They go get the occasional gnat or spider, though.
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:32 PM
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38. One of the cats has killed a few birds and a mouse or two.
The dog killed a 'possum, and has injured several others, who were smart enough to play "'possum" and avoid death.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:34 PM
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39. I know you cat lovers won't like this but,
I had a pit bull that killed three cats in his lifetime. So far my Rottie has only mauled some little furry baby creature which looked like a baby possum. I got to it too late to save it.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:55 PM
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40. mice, crickets
My cat was once a stray, so she might have massacred more critters than i know of. Since I have had her she has killed several mice (and tried to frame me by bringinging me the corpses!).
She has also killed bugs and crickets, if that counts.

My mom's cat, Maggie, is a real mouser. My mother's house is old, and every winter there is a field mouse invasion. Her cat sometimes gets several mice in a night.
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:27 PM
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41. Fire brought me an earthworm once
I still can't figure out how the damn thing (it was a big nightcrawler) got in the house. My three don't go outside, except on the screened-in deck, but they still get their share of spiders and flies and moths. They are spider-killing machines, which is good, since we have quite a population of Giant European House Spiders (I call them baby tarantulas). The cats make VERY short work of the big spiders. Cappy seems to think flies are flying kitty treats. He'll kill wasps, too, but he somehow knows they're different - he approaches them entirely differently (ears down, he stalks them patiently, then cuts them in half with one razor-sharp claw, rather than just dropping one enormous paw on them as he does with flies). I don't know how he knows, but he knows they sting.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:31 PM
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42. Mosquitos.
I have fish, remember?
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:35 PM
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43. the victims of Henry & Jack
my 2 retriever mutts, aka The Pack: mice, rats, chipmunks, squirrels, 1 ferret, 4 cats, 2 opossums, toads, skinks, house finch, tufted titmouse.
The thing is, they stay in the yard, except once a week when they run the property, which is also fenced.
One cat and the ferret were fools enough to enter a 6' stockade fence at my old house. The other cats were feral, taken on the weekly run. They needed to be eliminated, wish it hadn't been so ugly.
They really are sweet pups, you'd never know that they were werewolves.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:39 PM
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44. The milkman
Should've knocked
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:44 PM
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45. my cat killed a bat
yes, a bat.

Aldo, big gray manly thing that he was, snuck outside one night and I soon heard what I assumed was the squeaking of a mouse.

The next morning there was a dead bat on the walk.

YIKES!!!

Pretty impresssive if you ask me!

My present girls ate the tail off a lizard last summer. Actually they left what I assume were unappetizing pieces of the tail on my living room floor. I found the poor tailess lizard a day later in my bathroom. I let it outside...I think they grow new ones.
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MrsMatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:54 PM
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46. Dearly departed Bettina (RIP 1984-2003)
used to catch moles (in addition to the ubiqutous mice, squirrels, chipmunks etc).

Her last kill was only a month before she disappeared. She was almost completely deaf, blind in one eye and severely crippled with arthritis. We'd cornered a mouse in the basement. The mouse had frozen in place, so we picked up Bettina from her napping spot and we positioned Betty's head directly in front of the mouse. Once she caught a whiff of it, she immediatly killed it. She was pretty proud of it and we were happy that we'd been able to give her a little dignity toward the end.
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Shrek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:27 PM
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47. My dog maimed a cat once.
But I don't think he's ever killed anything.
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:16 PM
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48. Sassy, the Slayer!
Oh, great goddess of dragonflies, save us from this vicious Ashcroft-deterrant! (That's all they've ever gotten, except a shrew or two... not exactly the "great Alaskan hunters", eh?)


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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:22 PM
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49. My lhasa, aka "The Mighty Hunter"
Has killed a squirrel, several moles, and most recently, a cute little chipmunk! The only one that bothers me is the chipmunk!

Bake
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adriennel Donating Member (776 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:23 PM
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50. role reversal
my terrier has murdered three innocent birds (she's very quick, but I still don't understand how she catches birds!)

my tabby cat loves to bring home mice, baby moles and shrews, and just this week....baby bunny. I cried. :(
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sbj405 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:37 PM
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51. My dog killed a cat
A neighborhood stray. He sees cats all the time and pays no attention. I think the cat must have come in the front yard, he jumped the fence and by the time I got to him, it was too late. :cry:
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