Posted: 09/11/2014 at 10:45
I have had cats all my life and many of them will tackle adult rats but they must be young, strong and powerful cats, and brave, too. Baby rats are much less trouble and solve our problems just as well. I have seen cats hunting the same prey but they are not cooperating so much as competing and whichever gets the mouse first will run off with and defend it. The only time they work together, in my experience, is when a mother teaches her kittens.
A great deal is said against cats by gardeners, and I'm not keen on their mess in the borders either, but in the country they are worth their weight in gold.