Sunday, October 14, 2012

Murder Cat

Wow.  I recently posted on facebook about cat's and their hunting prowess. I thought this was just humorous, but the last few nights, Muji has let the inner serial killer in her out for full display.

Over the last three nights she brought back two grasshoppers (mostly alive) and two lizards!

The grasshopper she played with until I grabbed her and brought her inside, but apparently it didn't have the good sense to leave the scene.  When I let her back out an hour or so later, it was still sitting there and Muji was more than happy to munch it up (I could hear the crunching from inside!). The lizard I wasn't taking any chances with so when she brought that home, that was her last outing for the night.  Most of the time the lizards are unharmed, just terrified and curled in a ball.  They at least usually have the good sense to skidaddle when she's gone!

So what does Muji think of this? Well, she's currently sitting about four feet behind me, meowing angrily because she's grounded for the night.

4 comments:

Xaparro said...

And no crickets? Maybe add some chile pepper to them.

Juan Chaparro said...

She chases the crickets, but interestingly has not eaten any of them. Or maybe they are not as crunchy as the grasshoppers so we don't hear it!

Camila said...

Wait, didn't you have a grasshopper problem?? Or that was crickets?

Juan Chaparro said...

Crickets. Oh the crickets...

We've managed to keep them out of the house, but they are in EVERY nook and corner outside. If you leave a bucket on the patio for more than 24 hours, when you pick it up next, at least 5 or 6 crickets will go hopping away madly leaving just their nice little piles of scat where the bucket was. I don't think Muji could eat enough crickets to keep up with them. We need some birds!