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Sun May 22, 2016, 08:08 PM

So, one of our three critters successfully dispatched a rodent.

The unlikely suspects:

1) Sandy, an eight-year old, 10 lb long haired dapple dachshund who has some predatory instincts, but to her owner's knowledge has never actually caught anything.

2) Hazard, a partially deaf, extremely chill cat my roommate found wandering as a kitten in the middle of the road. He still has fighting instincts when cornered, but apparently doesn't notice anything from keys jangling to vacuums. He did, however, freak out majorly from fireworks, so he might have some hearing in unusual ranges (maybe even the rodent range).

3) Ash, the kitten I adopted from the shelter long before his mom would have taught him how to hunt. He's much more of a "cat", and has always enjoyed thrown or moving toys and attacks them viciously, but usually would then bring it back for me to throw again. It could have been him, but if it was I think I would have woken up to the rodent on my bed, deposited there because it stopped playing but Mommy can throw things and make them move again.

It wasn't eaten, just killed. All three critters are well-fed, and got treats since we couldn't tell which slew the dragon.

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Reply So, one of our three critters successfully dispatched a rodent. (Original post)
moriah May 2016 OP
blogslut May 2016 #1
moriah May 2016 #3
UTUSN May 2016 #2
shenmue May 2016 #4

Response to moriah (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 08:36 PM

1. I vote Dachshund.

They were bred to go after small critters.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #1)

Sun May 22, 2016, 08:51 PM

3. It's a distinct possibility.

Now that we know we have rodents we're going to have to figure out how they're getting in, and put out either live or snap traps until we can seal the places they've been intruding through.

Poison's out because if we've got burgeoning hunters we don't want them eating a poisoned one, and glue traps are just evil. Snap traps, as much as I don't like to kill other creatures, are at least humane in that the rodent usually dies faster than it would being tortured by a cat.

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Response to moriah (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 08:39 PM

2. My chihuahua just killed her first lizard after much hunting. Her spouse,

a miniteur Daschund doesn't do that.


(Hey!1 I *tiried* SpellCheck and "miniteur" wasn't fixed.)

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Response to moriah (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2016, 12:13 AM

4. Hmmm

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