What part of a mouse is my cat not eating?

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    Okay, I don't wish to offend any animal lovers but I do own a cat who has free reign outside. She was a stray who eventually found a home with me, but she's still very much a hunter. Last week on two occasions I found a weird bean shaped body part on the living room carpet, one was about 1 cm in length and the other was about 1.5 cm. Then again 2 days ago I found this last one, you can see there's a leg of a mouse and yet again this funny bean shaped organ.

    I'm left wondering what mad skills my cat must have to be able to catch, kill and then "butcher" a mouse to leave a specific body part that looks to all intents, totally intact. What part is my cat not eating? It might just be a bit of a fad at the moment because in the past I used to just find mouse heads and she'd have eaten the body.

    As I said I don't wish to grose anybody out so the photos are in the spoiler links.

    Many thanks if you can answer.

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    Looks like it may be stomach. There is a length of intestine attached in one of the photos.
     
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    Stomache. Full of acid so they wont eat it.
    Cats are known to start munching the head of their prey first, crunching up the bones.
     
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    Thanks, I have read many posts elsewhere about how cats eat the head first, so had been surprise to find the head as the only bit remaining in the past.
     
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    Cats are evil. It's only that they are so small that they dont eat their owners as well
     
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    I think you've got it spot on. But how on earth does my cat separate it from the tasty bits it eats? I'd find it difficult enough even with opposable thumbs!
     
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    A friend sent me an article once that said that often a cat or dog can start predating on it's owner in as little as 30 mins should the owner die suddenly, something to do with starting with a lick that then kicks off the primal instincts no matter how loving the relationship previously. I hope my cat has a good feast on me should this happen.:D
     
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    No idea, cats seem to be a law unto them selves:D perhaps they have mini scalpels.
     
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    As good as...:D
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    Wolverine.. :D
     
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    Agreed, please spoiler tag this to prevent the thread being killed off @DemonAV
     
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    I've deleted the video. Dont want to get into any more trouble
     
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    Probably a stupid question, but how do you add a spoiler tag?
     
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    in the same block of buttons as the smileys there are three dots, click on that (it's the "insert" button) and you will see:
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    Click on Spoiler and you get:
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    Enter a title if you want, or leave blank and "Continue" then you will see:

    [​IMG] in your text box . Insert your text or copy and paste your pictures in between the two sets of brackets and "Post Reply" and you are done.
     
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    Got it. Thanks, every day a school day.:)
     
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    We often find leftover creature parts in our house, all part of owning a Bengal.

    We're adding another two shortly :eek:
     
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    Having 17 cats I'm use to such sights :D

    Some cats eat the lot, some leave bits and some just kill for the sport, and then leave it somewhere (visible if you're lucky!)..
     
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    Mine is all over the place with captured prey and we've had among many:
    A headless mouse that looked as though it was done with a Katana.
    A mouse with all it's inside hanging out but not eaten.
    Just the remains of one sparrows foot and tail feathers.
    A big rat and no signs of how she killed it.
    A dove that looked to be just sleeping.
    Countless mice and birds just brought in doors and released alive.
    A sparrow with just the head eaten.

    I once released a live mouse twice for her to bring it back again from the high hedge I released it in and her not in sight when I did it.

    If I say where's mousy to her in the garden she goes into hunting mode...Funny things, cats.
     
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    Our old one used to leave those bits as well. The one we have now has no clue how to hunt and all such "look what I caught" has stopped. Which is good as we can now feed the birds. He sleeps through it all.
     
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    Next doors cats are over fed and not the brightest. I’ve watched them stalking birds and fail every time. They try chasing them into our shrubs, I've seen them hanging by their front paws a number of times.

    They are capable of catching slow worms, I’ve rescued quite a few of those.
     
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    My boys best kill was a rabbit. I'm still not sure how he even got it through the catflap but we can home one night to find him munching away in the corner of our bedroom :laugh:
     
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    My neighbour has a cat that stalks the rabbits in the field behind me. Problem is it's pure white so easy visible. When I see it I go out and clap my hands. The rabbits seem to understand me now and scarper into their burrows.

    I'm in the cats are evil camp.
     

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