Boogalu and Pearl's Page

A blog about Boogalu and Pearl, Beagles who were rescued.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Wildlife 0, Pearl 4

Apparently, Pearl has a hunting instinct that we were not aware of. Earlier in the spring Pearl caught a mouse. We thought it was cute, mostly because it looked like she stepped on it to kill it.
Then earlier last week while I was away on travel, she caught another mouse and brought it into the house. Later in the week Jim watched her as she pounced on and killed another mouse in the yard. He prevented that one from actually making it into the house.
This afternoon, Pearl brought to me a small bird, dead of course. In the house. It really kind of funny, she comes up the stairs all intent on her small package. I start talking to her and she put it down. Yeck. It look like a baby bird that had left he nest too soon and couldn't make it back out of the yard. Of course, Pearlie caught it.
I used to complain about the neighborhood cat that was killing wildlife and leaving on steps a few doors down. Now I think Pearl and the cat are about even.
We're going to have to find where the mice are hiding out and do something about it.