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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:50 AM

My cat dragged in a live squirrel....

I have dealt with dead things...but never one that wasn't... I scooped the poor little guy up and put him in a secluded spot in the backyard. I have checked on him and took him some sunflower seeds, but I don't know what else to do. She didn't puncture his skin, but I am pretty sure his hind leg is sprained or broken.

I hope he makes it.

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Reply My cat dragged in a live squirrel.... (Original post)
Baltimike Apr 2019 OP
donkeypoofed Apr 2019 #1
genxlib Apr 2019 #3
Faux pas Apr 2019 #6
curlyred Apr 2019 #5
tblue37 Apr 2019 #10
hlthe2b Apr 2019 #2
Beringia Apr 2019 #4
Baltimike Apr 2019 #12
hlthe2b Apr 2019 #14
Baltimike Apr 2019 #15
Fla Dem Apr 2019 #23
akraven Apr 2019 #27
Merlot Apr 2019 #7
tblue37 Apr 2019 #8
Faux pas Apr 2019 #9
Baltimike Apr 2019 #11
Beringia Apr 2019 #19
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2019 #26
benld74 Apr 2019 #13
Baltimike Apr 2019 #16
Phoenix61 Apr 2019 #17
Gothmog Apr 2019 #18
Brother Buzz Apr 2019 #20
Name removed Apr 2019 #21
Cold War Spook Apr 2019 #22
jpak Apr 2019 #24
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2019 #25

Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:53 AM

1. I had my cat bring in a live bird once

And I did the same as you - I put it outside and hoped it would be okay) after not seeing any obvious injuries. It flew away after about an hour. I hope the squirrel does the same!

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Response to donkeypoofed (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:02 AM

3. I would pay to see that

The squirrel flying away that is...

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Response to genxlib (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:21 AM

6. Lol

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Response to donkeypoofed (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:20 AM

5. our cat brought the live bird in...and let it go in our walk in closet

Good lord. Fun times.

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Response to donkeypoofed (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:30 AM

10. My oldest cat years ago brought a live bird. Here is the story:

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:53 AM

2. If his mobility is limited, he's a "sitting duck" for any number of predators including raptors

See if there is a wildlife rehab center anywhere near you and call them for support. You may not need to take it to them, but they can advise you.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:10 AM

4. I second this, see if you can find a wildlife rehab place near you

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:49 AM

12. I took your advice, and I think it's working...

I scooped him up in a soft, old but clean towel...and placed him gently in a paper bag. The transport person is bringing a box, just in case and he is going to the County rehab center.

Yay!!!! (I hope)

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Response to Baltimike (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:02 AM

14. Good. Fingers crossed.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:06 AM

15. He is on his way as we speak. I hope he makes it. nt

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Response to Baltimike (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:17 PM

23. What a great guy you are! Many would not bother.😻

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 03:11 AM

27. Amen and amen. Fortunately, we have Creamer's Field -

They even take in wounded wolverines and moose.

Call your local animal shelter - they'll know where to refer you. Meanwhile, warmth and water.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:22 AM

7. I've gotten more alive than dead critters

Have found that the birds will sit quietly for about half an hour and then fly away - except the hummingbirds who go dormant while in the house then fly away the minute they are outside. Lizards and mice both scamper away pretty quick.

I've gotten pretty good at "indoor small critter rescue" and am sure my cat enjoys watching me chase them - though she knows she could do a better job.

What you've got is tough, sometimes they just need time. Hopefully an animal rescue can give you some advice.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:27 AM

8. One of my cats brought me a live snake once, and another a live mouse. They were trying to

teach me to hunt. When they figured out that "that dog won't hunt," they started leaving dead offerings on my doorstep (for my breakfast, I presume).

This was back in the 1990s.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:29 AM

9. The dead ones are sad, but

the live ones cause lots of chaos. One of my cats brought in a 'dead' mouse. After it quit playing possum off it went leading a wild cat chase thru the house. Finally, one of our other cats cornered it and didn't attack it. He kept the terrified critter there until I could scoop it outside. Whew!




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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:47 AM

11. The County Rehab Center is taking him in

Yay!!! Someone is on their way right now (I agreed to give the girl some gas money)

I am anxiously awaiting her arrival!!

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Response to Baltimike (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:59 AM

19. Great

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Response to Baltimike (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:53 AM

26. Oh, sorry that I hadn't read this reply when I posted my suggestion!

Kudos to you for following through - you did a wonderful thing!

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:53 AM

13. Our little bombay loves catching birds

NOT outta spite, but outta fun.
She's a catch and release type kitty

Came home the other day, she had one in her mouth.
Began to walk towards me.
I told her, "Put that DOWN!"
She stopped
Looked at me
Dropped the bird
Bird flew away
The bombay didn't move, but gave me the worst stink eye you can imagine

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Response to benld74 (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:09 AM

16. LOL. You took her toy. nt

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Response to benld74 (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:15 AM

17. Awww, you rejected her gift! Of course she was mad.

Mine gave me the same look when I scooped up the dead mouse he brought me and threw it in the dumpster.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:38 AM

18. My old cat brought me a jackrabbit when I was growing up

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:23 PM

20. My dog dragged in a dead baby opossum....until it wasn't dead

Then she dragged in two more (she was very proud of herself). We placed them in a bucket in a quiet area until we figured what to do. After making telephone calls, we were assured they were large enough to be viable in the wild so we set them loose in the country.

Sometimes you just have to cut loose and let Mother Nature sort it out.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:05 PM

22. I woke up about 2 AM one morning.

 

My right leg was wet. I figured one of my dogs had peed the bed. I turned on the light and two of my dogs had a dead rabbit laid across my leg and were happily munching away. In a way, I was glad that none of my dogs had peed in the bed.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:25 PM

24. My cats have given me live flying birds

Live moles that they would drop on my bare feet whilst I was brushing my teeth.

and live bats dropped on my chest whilst watching TeeVee.

Welcome to the Jungle - lol

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:49 AM

25. Can you call wildlife rescue?

The vet hospital where I used to take my dog was the place where they brought injured wildlife. I was there one day when a wildlife specialist came to pick up a litter of baby squirrels that had been treated there. They do good work.

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