There's a certain cat who has roamed our neighborhood for two years. No one knows who owns him and while stray pets are generally frowned upon in our quiet sub division, this cat has received a pass due to the cunning rodent hunter he is. Ironically I have caught him in my raccoon trap twice, once he bloodied himself trying to get out. Somehow he survives a busy street not too far away and animal control has not come to escort him to the shelter.
He roams the back yards hopping fences, chasing down all manner of birds, bunnies, and mice. He is a hit with his lady friends and smart enough not to depend on man for food....because that's how he rolls. He's the Havencroft Rodenator.
I was privileged to catch a glimpse of him at his finest just an hour ago as I mowed my back yard. I saw him chasing something under the neighbors porch, then he hopped over the fence in to my back yard. Under our porch he went. Just minutes later he emerged triumphant. He had a half grown bunny in his jaws. The back legs of the bunny kicked as the Rodenator trotted off to a place of solitude- to disembowel the rabbit and enjoy a mid morning meal. I don't think we'll have too much of a bunny problem this summer. How cool is that?
The neighbor dog you ask? He laid near his doghouse licking himself all morning.