Wednesday, April 29, 2009

We call him the Rodenator...


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.

10 comments:

Malcolm said...

Could the cat do something about all those dandelions?

Frontier Forest said...

That was going to be my comment Malc! Shame on you for steeling my thunder!

M. Jay Bennett said...

LOL!

Reepicheep said...

Great minds...well...um...fellow Oklahomans think alike!

Frontier Forest said...

Okie-ka-dokie and dandelions galore! Tony needs to weed and that's a for shore!

Reepicheep said...

For the record, that's not my yard.

Frontier Forest said...

Did I sense a touch of radical irritation? I just assumed….. Since you’re always speaking about your abhorrence for yard work... me and Malc just figured? Besides I read it again, and you stated that you had personally witnessed this foxy, forsaken, fierce, ferocious, formidable feline forging friskily forth from under your deck?

Zach said...

So you're traipsing through the neighborhood in your shorts and cowboy boots (isn't that what everybody wears to mow the lawn?), camera in hand, snapping pictures in other people's yards. This is going from bad to worse! :¬)

Reepicheep said...

The bunny was carried off to another yard to be devoured.

Rick Calohan said...

Don’t feel bad Tony I still haven’t raked all the leaves from last fall. My cat Kudo died last year when we moved into our new home. Having the duties of cleaning her litter box for 12 of her 17 years of her life I just would hate to be the one to have clean the Rodenator’s litter box.