It was laying in wait in a bush, and as soon as my dad put the keets as we call them out, it came streaking across the yard strait for the birds, but my dad hollered and waved and shouted an it got scared and ran back to its own yard. there aught to be some kind of rule about having out door pets that don't stay to your own yard and instead go and terrorize and kill or try to kill neighbors animals. I mean shoot, if our dog when it was alive spent half as much time as this stupid cat spends in our yard, laying on our cars putting paw prints all over our window shield, killing lizards in our yard, and now trying to kill our birds, they'd be raising hell, and calling for our blood, they'd probably even get animal control involved. But unlike a dog you can't confine a cat to a yard very well, unless you trained them and she never bothers to train any of her cats to stay in their own yard. and if we said anything to the neighbor she'd be like oh boo hoo. One time her oldest cat jumped into my dad's camper van cause the window was open, and he didn't know the cat was in the van , it was hiding, and he rolled up the window's an the poor cat baked for 3 days in the van. It was fine, but another day, or a couple more hours, and it very likely would of died. It would of course have turned into a total pitch fork and torch fest if the cat had died, but the way I see it is, hey, train your terrors to stay in their own yard, and stuff like this wouldn't happen to them.