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.