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Old October 12th 03, 03:02 AM
Kuisse0002
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I cannot believe it but I think my cat killed a bird. She sleeps 23 and a half
hours a day and spends the rest of the time eating and sitting like a spinx
before sleeping again. This morning was as per normal but I noticed a sorta
dead bird about two feet away from her favorite sleeping spot on the flower bed
and bird feathers all over her sleeping spot. Could she have killed the bird?
But she did not bring it up to me as an "offering" which birds usually do for
their owners. I had to pick up the dead bird and put it in the trash. Yucks to
think that I would cuddle her and nuzzle up to her face, etc.
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Old October 12th 03, 05:44 PM
Alison
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Hi,
Be grateful it's not a live mouse. Kim brought me home alive baby
mouse, yesterday . I put it in the garden shed and she did the same
again today. It's in a cat carrier, uninjured as far as I can tell .
If it survives tonight I'll take it to a wildlife rescue.
Another cat could have killed the bird or she could have killed it
herself. Its very sad but it happens .

--
Alison

"Kuisse0002" wrote in message
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I cannot believe it but I think my cat killed a bird. She sleeps 23

and a half
hours a day and spends the rest of the time eating and sitting like

a spinx
before sleeping again. This morning was as per normal but I noticed

a sorta
dead bird about two feet away from her favorite sleeping spot on the

flower bed
and bird feathers all over her sleeping spot. Could she have killed

the bird?
But she did not bring it up to me as an "offering" which birds

usually do for
their owners. I had to pick up the dead bird and put it in the

trash. Yucks to
think that I would cuddle her and nuzzle up to her face, etc.



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Old October 12th 03, 05:44 PM
Alison
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Hi,
Be grateful it's not a live mouse. Kim brought me home alive baby
mouse, yesterday . I put it in the garden shed and she did the same
again today. It's in a cat carrier, uninjured as far as I can tell .
If it survives tonight I'll take it to a wildlife rescue.
Another cat could have killed the bird or she could have killed it
herself. Its very sad but it happens .

--
Alison

"Kuisse0002" wrote in message
...
I cannot believe it but I think my cat killed a bird. She sleeps 23

and a half
hours a day and spends the rest of the time eating and sitting like

a spinx
before sleeping again. This morning was as per normal but I noticed

a sorta
dead bird about two feet away from her favorite sleeping spot on the

flower bed
and bird feathers all over her sleeping spot. Could she have killed

the bird?
But she did not bring it up to me as an "offering" which birds

usually do for
their owners. I had to pick up the dead bird and put it in the

trash. Yucks to
think that I would cuddle her and nuzzle up to her face, etc.



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Old October 12th 03, 06:17 PM
m. L. Briggs
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On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 17:44:14 +0100, "Alison"
wrote:

Hi,
Be grateful it's not a live mouse. Kim brought me home alive baby
mouse, yesterday . I put it in the garden shed and she did the same
again today. It's in a cat carrier, uninjured as far as I can tell .
If it survives tonight I'll take it to a wildlife rescue.
Another cat could have killed the bird or she could have killed it
herself. Its very sad but it happens .

Or it could have died of an illness. Not too long ago I remember
reading a news article telling people to report to the "authorities"
if dead birds were found. I cannot remember the details (sorry), but
it was regarding a virus moving west.
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Old October 12th 03, 06:17 PM
m. L. Briggs
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On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 17:44:14 +0100, "Alison"
wrote:

Hi,
Be grateful it's not a live mouse. Kim brought me home alive baby
mouse, yesterday . I put it in the garden shed and she did the same
again today. It's in a cat carrier, uninjured as far as I can tell .
If it survives tonight I'll take it to a wildlife rescue.
Another cat could have killed the bird or she could have killed it
herself. Its very sad but it happens .

Or it could have died of an illness. Not too long ago I remember
reading a news article telling people to report to the "authorities"
if dead birds were found. I cannot remember the details (sorry), but
it was regarding a virus moving west.
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Old October 12th 03, 09:06 PM
MacCandace
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Or it could have died of an illness. Not too long ago I remember
reading a news article telling people to report to the "authorities"
if dead birds were found. I cannot remember the details (sorry), but
it was regarding a virus moving west.

Wet Nile Virus, pretty much over most of the U.S. now, including most western
states. If the bird had feathers all around it, though, it sounds like it was
killed. You can usually tell the difference between a bird that just dropped
dead and a bird killed by a cat. Personally, I wonder why we don't see more
dead birds laying around. There are zillions of birds and they only live a
year or 2 naturally, so where are their bodies? In rural areas, I suppose
predators get them but in big cities, etc., I don't know where they go. I
seldom see a dead bird in my neighborhood but there a ton of living ones. I
don't think cats generally eat an animal that has died of natural causes and we
don't have any natural predators in our neighborhood.

Candace
(take the litter out before replying by e-mail)

See my cats:
http://photos.yahoo.com/maccandace

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other
than human." (Loren Eisely)
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Old October 12th 03, 09:06 PM
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Or it could have died of an illness. Not too long ago I remember
reading a news article telling people to report to the "authorities"
if dead birds were found. I cannot remember the details (sorry), but
it was regarding a virus moving west.

Wet Nile Virus, pretty much over most of the U.S. now, including most western
states. If the bird had feathers all around it, though, it sounds like it was
killed. You can usually tell the difference between a bird that just dropped
dead and a bird killed by a cat. Personally, I wonder why we don't see more
dead birds laying around. There are zillions of birds and they only live a
year or 2 naturally, so where are their bodies? In rural areas, I suppose
predators get them but in big cities, etc., I don't know where they go. I
seldom see a dead bird in my neighborhood but there a ton of living ones. I
don't think cats generally eat an animal that has died of natural causes and we
don't have any natural predators in our neighborhood.

Candace
(take the litter out before replying by e-mail)

See my cats:
http://photos.yahoo.com/maccandace

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other
than human." (Loren Eisely)
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Old October 12th 03, 11:24 PM
Cheryl
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In ,
MacCandace composed with style:

I seldom see a dead bird in my neighborhood but
there a ton of living ones. I don't think cats generally eat an
animal that has died of natural causes and we don't have any
natural predators in our neighborhood.


Things that make you think. One time I was driving down the road
and a duck fell out of the sky and landed on the road in front of me.
I always wondered what happened to it and why it was flying if it was
sick. Maybe a heart attack or something; I doubt it was shot [here,
city] but you never know.


 




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