Posted: 19/12/2014 at 12:48
It's difficult isn't it? My cats do their rodent hunting in the attic which is where they head for in winter. When it was a farm, the insulation between the beams was husks form the grain harvest so eprfect habitat for them and their descendants clearly have the attic gene. I very rarely find a live vole in the house and always liberate it outdoors in the shrubbery.
Given our bird feeding arrangents, their are more losses from the occasional nestling that falls out before it even has feathers than there are t this cat or teh sparrowhawk. They nest under the eaves at one end of the house so that attic is kept closed to cats.
I do not understand cat owners who do not sterilise their cats anddogs and who leave them to their own devices day and night. Boils down to education I suppose.
We don't get fox poo in teh garden but you can guarantee that if there is any to be found on walkies, Rasta will roll in it. Goose poo stinks too and we have wild Egyptian and Canada geese in the surrounding countryside.