Yesterday I talked about catching mice. Little did I know that my post would have such far-reaching consequences, inspiring those around me to act.
I happened to glance out the window and noticed this pretty neighborhood cat that first appeared in my garden this summer. Definitely interested in something...
Surely it's the bird feeder just a couple of meters away, right?
But then I noticed its focus was actually on the ground:
And in a flash he was up on his feet, heading toward the back yard...
...where I managed to get a glimpse of his captured prey:
I'm not sure if that's a shrew or a mole, but probably a shrew based upon size and the fact that it was under leaves. (I think the moles dig a little bit deeper when the soil freezes.)
Nice going kitty!
I did not manage to catch a second mouse last night, although some of the bait was gone. I have one more chance tonight as tomorrow will be warmish again...