When I let Hili in this morning (it is frosty and -1C), she had brought a present with her. It’s obviously some kind of rodent, but I thought readers might be able to identify it as to species. (I am not a mammalogist.)
I must say that I have a pang of anguish when I see something like this, even though mousing is supposed to be a virtue in cats. This, however, was an outdoor rodent.
I have always been dubious that cats actually bring these things as presents to their owners, but as soon as I finished photographing the unfortunate rodent, Hili grabbed it and brought it inside, with the clear intention of nomming it. (She was grabbed and separated from her prey, to her loud consternation.) It almost seems as if she wanted us to see it before she ate it.