I have often written about outside cats killing wildlife. In fact, as recently as last week, I wrote about a study that confirmed what was always suspected -- cats permitted to roam outdoors are skilled hunters, killing far more birds, rodents, lizards and other animals than previously thought.
My indoor cat, Charlotte, was home alone last Thursday. I brought Nigel and Merl with me to the League. Before leaving the house I said, "Be good Charlotte, stay out of trouble." Eight hours later I noticed she was lounging in the basement near an unfamiliar toy. When I went to toss the toy, I quickly realized that it was no toy -- Charlotte murdered an unsuspecting intruder. Charlotte killed a mouse.
I did what any mother of a nearly 15-year-old son would do, I asked Max, to PLEASE remove the mouse. He did, but not before staging and editing the photo of Charlotte and her poor victim.