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Cat kills baby Rabbit

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Matthew3590, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So an hour ago my mom starts saying to my dad that lady brought her a present. (Lady is the cat) My mom sounded kind of sad so I knew it was something cute and I hear them say baby and rushing out the door. I ran downstairs to see what was going on. They said lady had a baby rabbit so we ran outside towards her. Lady saw commotion of us running towards her and grabbed the baby rabbit and RAN. My brother chased her and sad for me to see if it was dead. It was. My parents said they will go get a bag and we will throw it away. I said no its okay lady will eat it. The LOOKS I got.... [​IMG] They said that is a dumb idea and then preceded to be called a weirdo by my brother so I reluctantly threw the baby away.

    I really don't see how letting the cat eat it was a "stupid" or "dumb idea" besides the fact that it mite have rabies. I just hope it was dead after all (appeared to have broken neck/no heartbeat and cold) if its not it will wake up in a bag in the trash can. Anyone else support that I was right and if not tell me why?
     
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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    While sad a wild baby rabbit was killed, that is just a cat doing what it does. Catching moving objects. No harm. I think everyone gets caught up in the "cute". I raise rabbits and they are NOT let loose to allow a cat to catch them. Cats are cats and they do what they do best. Catch stuff.
     
  3. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was a wild baby rabbit (appeared to be looked like all the others) and there are quite a bit of them around here plus I constantly hear people complain about their plants ruined by rabbits then complains if one gets killed.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:It's the "cute" factor. They hate their behavior but don't want them killed if it is in their face. In other words, if the cat caught the bun, took off with and no one knew, who cares?? But if they see it, the "cute" factor comes into play. Peoples emotions love CUTE.
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Like Deb said it's what cats do. I told my husband a couple years ago that I knew Bashful Kitty was getting old because we had live Cottontails running around the yard. Bashful didn't just kill things like a lot of cats do, she would actually ate the things she killed. Birds were usually without head as that was the richest part of it in the cats mind. It's not that we let her do it, it's what she did. We put bells on her to no avail. I even put a bell on the back of her harness between her shoulders and she still managed to stop it from ringing!! All my kitties now are indoor kitties except for Butterscotch. She's Bashful's sister. At 18years old, I just let her do as she likes. She was never able to catch more than grasshoppers anyhow.
     
  6. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw on animal planet that the common house cat was voted as the number one killer!! I believe. Their argument was they kill everything sometimes just for fun (every type of living thing as in insects,bugs,animals, snakes etc.)
     
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  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Like Deb said it's what cats do. I told my husband a couple years ago that I knew Bashful Kitty was getting old because we had live Cottontails running around the yard. Bashful didn't just kill things like a lot of cats do, she would actually ate the things she killed. Birds were usually without head as that was the richest part of it in the cats mind. It's not that we let her do it, it's what she did. We put bells on her to no avail. I even put a bell on the back of her harness between her shoulders and she still managed to stop it from ringing!! All my kitties now are indoor kitties except for Butterscotch. She's Bashful's sister. At 18years old, I just let her do as she likes. She was never able to catch more than grasshoppers anyhow.

    To this point, Mr. Yackers ate every mouse he caught. There was never a trace of it. I would see him catch it and nothing was left.
     
  8. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Bashful brought home everything! Baby buns, birds, Full grown Ground hogs, squirrells, snakes. She was barely 8lbs but she was a quick and effective killer. Her momma was the same way, but her momma have been dumped and left to fend for herself when she was just a kitten. She would bring home live mice for Bashful and Butterscotch and the other 2 to teach them how to hunt!
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Cats are amazing. I am counting down. Ugh.
     
  10. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the idea of letting the cat eat it made your mamma uncomfortable, then you throwing it out was a good choice. If there's that many others then it's likely that the cat gets to catch and eat plenty of others. [​IMG] Brothers can be a pain. Ignore. LOL

    Lots of people feed dead baby rabbits to their chickens. Everyone's comfort level is different.
     

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