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Dead Mouse

Posted on Jan 31, 2016

This looks like a White-footed Mouse, and it also looks like a cat kill. My dog Zach located it for us, immediately picking up the scent from probably over 50 feet away. A dead rodent with puncture wounds to the body that is left in the snow seems like a cat’s play toy to me. Other mammals or birds would have scooped it up for a meal and made sure to go back for it, even if they had to drop it. This occurs many, many times…millions upon millions…to small birds and mammals each day because of cats. They kill billions each year for no reason whatsoever apart from their own instincts.

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Believe me, I do not blame them! But I do blame the people that willingly let them out of the house. Besides the death of wildlife why do we allow our small fur children to run amok in the dangerous outdoors? We all need to bring our cats in the house, no matter their protests. Why in the world is a cat running around in the snow and cold anyway? Please tell your family members, friends, neighbors and whoever else to keep their furry kids in the house at all times to help protect our environment and their well-being.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator