So 3 days ago, my naughty cat was admitted to the house without having his mouth checked. Or they checked his mouth, but it was already too late. He was carrying what we thought was a rat. It was huge and portions were sticking out of either side of Lu's mouth. We freaked, especially when Lu lost his prey somewhere in the house. Yikes.
The rat was not a rat, but a chipmunk. Which oddly makes me feel better. Chipmunks are cute. They aren't really night crawlers, and they make adorable little chirpy sounds. Yes, they are omniverous like all rodents - meaning, they will try to get into bird cages and devour helpless pet birds. I had two baby birds shredded by mice, so it's true.
So cute chipmunk, and he has taken up temporary residence beneath the 'cat's room' monitor. Otherwise known as they hulking piece of computer machinery that nobody uses because laptops are cooler.
I set a humane cage next to monitor and hope chipmunk hops in. I might even release him in my garden! Because it's uhm. Cute. I'm calling him Billy. :P