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HulaHoopJustPassingby

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It does not surprise me they did not do anything. The mouse appeared in the wrong environment at the wrong time. Your pets probably did not realize what was going on. Perhaps their instincts needed some time to wake up. They also knew dinner was on its way anyhow.

Do you remember my Griffon Nero? These dogs were kept to chase rats and mice in stables. So, one day we noticed a mouse in the garden. The dogs were there with me.
Nero, my Griffon, did not do a damn thing at first. He even had some trouble finding the mouse after it had "relocated". Then he started to feel more curious and followed the mouse around before finally attacking and killing him! I filmed it. In a way you can see it coming - his behavior changed. I was shocked and felt guilty, because Nero had never been taught to catch anything and until the end I somehow believed he would not actually kill.
Arno never bothered. He was a pacifist.

If your cats go outside, surely they must catch something every now and then.

Warning! The video below contains footage of a dog killing a mouse.


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Your warm gently humorous animal antics anecdotes above made me smile, Martine, but your graphics are sometimes a tad explicit, LOL, like a French movie ! You're European, you can face it...I think of you as cultured, sophisticated, worldly and endearing. 
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Years ago when I moved in to our first house and the girls were little I remember sitting in the living room one night and seeing this little brown thing scurry along the skirting board and dart behind the TV stand. It was a  "Was that what I think it was" moments... a few seconds later this tiny little cute creature poked his head around the TV unit and looked at me as if to say "Got any bread Mrs" lol ... I then spent the next 4 hours setting up my own humane  mouse catching implement which after a few nock up models that failed I finally settled on a medium sized Tupperware bowl tipped up on its side with one of the girls wooden bricks holding it all up and and round that brick id tied some string.  Under the bowl I put some bread then I sat there and waited... focused string in hand lol . The mouse dutifully walked in to my trap, I quickly pulled the string, out popped the block and he was caught safe and sound .... I was shocked it had worked. I then set him free outside wayyyy down the back garden.  The next week we all went along to the RSPCA rescue centre in Potters Bar Herts and chose a BEAUTIFUL tortoise shell coloured long haired puddy ... She was adorable and greeted us with enthusiastic purrs and drools lol The next week she came home with us.  After 2 days she'd gotten outside in the garden and I thought we'd lost her but 30 mins later she walked proudly up to the back door step and laid a deceased half chewed mouse on the back door step as if to say ... there you go new mum that I love. Did I do good? .. We never had a mouse problem after that because Honey would find them, kill them then eat them. We only had her ten years before she had to be put down due to kidney failure but she was loved and pampered for those ten years and sadly missed after she'd gone.
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I watched your clip on YouTube Martine ... don't get me wrong I'm not complaining in the slightest as I know these cute looking little creatures have to be kept under control  and this is a much more humane way than poisoning but I find it difficult to watch one being killed .. I did watch it though and was very impressed with Nero's (RIP Nero) first attempt ... He did well! [smile]
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I didn't watch. I couldn't, but I appreciate the warning. Would have been very upset without it.
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