The youngest of my cats, Teddy has been catching a lot of mice recently. I usually manage to save most of them but he has learned that I take them away from him, so now he bolts for the cat flap when I get up. This week I have had a wood mouse and two house mice delivered for inspection.
He catches a lot of them in the rain and will sit for ages waiting like a statue getting soaked to the skin. It usually pays off though as he always comes back with something. I believe he likes the rain because it cancels out the mouse’s excellent hearing and makes them easier to catch. I think he has Maine Coon in him so he doesn’t seem to mind the rain anyway.
Maisy, the giant of the family was a natural mother and used to bring Hugh and Teddy mice to practice with when they were kittens, she taught them well!