Ladies, ladies. ...you need a Manx cat..mine are murderers..mice, bats, squirrels, rabbits, you name it.. my closest neighbor lives along a creek and has always had issues with rats coming up from the creek and getting in their house...when I first bought this farm, my oldest Manx would lay on her porch for hours or days until someone wasn't watching and she could slip in.. then she would go wherever that rat was and wait until she could get in where ever (under kitchen cabinets, etc).. my neighbors don't have cats (I think they belong on every farm, just like chickens)..but she said if one of my cats shows up now, she just opens the door and let's them in and then follows them wherever and makes sure they can get where they're going.. my oldest girl weighs about 4lbs..and I've seen her drag rats and rabbits that were 3x her size. I don't have to worry about anything that doesn't belong, whether it's a wild songbird or a field mouse...nothing lives once she is on it..
Her bat story..we just bought the farm and was still in the process of cleaning everything up.. it was about 11 at night, mid July, hotter than Hades.. and we were in the middle of a 3 week power outage from a storm.. we were sitting in bed, with all the doors and windows open. Here comes a bat flying thru the house, doing its crazy here, there and everywhere crap.. I took to hiding under the covers, shortly followed my my boyfriend (kids were at my mom's thankfully bc they would have been on their own..lol..) but my cat was just looking at us like we'd lost it.. she hops off the bed, goes in the living room, watches the bat for like 3 seconds..and BOOM.. dead bat..
I ooo'd and aaahh'd over her for an hour..letting her know what a great girl she was.. now it's a nightly game for her..of course I always make sure she's never a day late on booster vaccines and now have 2 of her daughters following in mama's paw prints ♡♡