13 April 2011

It's the thought (and the purr) that count

It's not very often that we get a gift from our cat Marissa. But we had the pleasure of receiving one yesterday. When we came in the house after a brief absence, there was a dead mammal of some sort in front of the fireplace.

The creature was already cold and more or less stiff. And luckily, there were no blood or spilled entrails to clean up.

I believe it's a deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus). We suspect the cat found it in the basement. As long as she is on duty, we have no fear of rodents.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just found your interesting blog, and read about he sacrificial rodent,that your cat offered to you.
It is good, that, you are not afraid of mice, they are not fearsome at all, some of them are even cute, but what about "Hantavirus"(sp?), which is known to be carried by rodents, specially "Deer Mouse?
It is best to handle with gloves, strange rodents, and avoid the areas where they have been, and dispose of ther remains and manure safely.
Have a great rodent free day!