Posted: 04/05/2014 at 13:32
Cats - love them but .......... When we had them we had all sorts of wildlife delivered to our kitchen first thing in the morning - we dealt with that by keeping the cats in at night - they soon grew to appreciate the softer life and became more people orientated.
If you have a log pile then I'd put the mice back there as at least there's a chance that they can get their breath back and reorientate themselves. I wouldn't take them too far away as they probably have a nest of babies.
Is the cat catching them at night or in the very early mornng? If so I'd keep the cat in overnight and until midday when most small mammals seem to get their heads down and take a nap. It's at this time of year that they're so vulnerable as they're responsible for the little ones in their nests.