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Posted: 12/21/2016 8:10:21 AM EST
My early morning surprise is learning that sometime in the very recent past my cat found and killed a small mammal inside our house. 

This looks like a short tailed shrew, right? Really doesn't look like a mouse. 










Good boy, Max!

Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:13:10 AM EST
That is exactly what it is... Pretty cat.. and i hate cats.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:13:47 AM EST
Its a mole
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:15:42 AM EST
mole
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:17:11 AM EST
Looks kinda big for a shrew.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:17:12 AM EST
It's just a mole but you might want to have it removed.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:18:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2016 8:19:26 AM EST by broadrunarms]
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Originally Posted By Iamhere:
Looks kinda big for a shrew.
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You should meet my ex....
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:21:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2016 11:51:39 AM EST by Soot4Brains]
In before vole, and I'm going with mole. My cat loves to hunt all these varmints around my deck, not exactly sure what they always are.

ETA: changing my guess as shrew, since I just caught one exactly like that in a peanut butter baited mouse trap in my shed and it looks exactly like your pics. No webbed feet. And now I get to vote!
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:22:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
Its a mole
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I'm not so sure about a mole- look at the front paws.


Mole

Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:24:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2016 8:25:32 AM EST by delemorte]
Mole




Short tailed Shrew.






Look at the nose and feet. Its a shrew.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:25:25 AM EST
Pretty cat. Is that a bengal?
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:25:47 AM EST
Mole, good kitty!
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:25:56 AM EST
It's a shrew.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:26:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2016 8:27:17 AM EST by secretwheelman]
Blarina brevicauda.

ETA: That's a fucking nice kitty.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:28:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Whamo:
Mole, good kitty!
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You didn't even have to read. There are pictures.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:30:53 AM EST
Shrew.


Jesus we'll get 59 more debate answers.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:32:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2016 8:48:04 AM EST by Rodent]
Short-tailed shrew.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:33:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Krashdog:
Pretty cat. Is that a bengal?
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Yep- purebred F4 Bengal, Maximus Prime
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:33:40 AM EST
Very large short tailed shrew
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:38:49 AM EST
I first thought it was a shrew, but that third OP pic appears to have front webbed feet, just not spread out, which is why I went with mole.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:39:35 AM EST
Islamic variant of a chupacabra. Great looking kitty cat.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:40:44 AM EST
Whack-a-Mole...good kitteh!
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:41:25 AM EST
I think it's a shrew.

good kitty
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:42:09 AM EST
It's my mother in law.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:45:32 AM EST
Bob approves of this thread . . .

Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:48:35 AM EST
Mole's are poisonous to eat...so don't eat it.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:58:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 9divdoc:
Mole's are poisonous to eat...so don't eat it.
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Noted
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 9:38:01 AM EST
Pole added
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 9:41:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 9:42:46 AM EST
Nice Bengal, and it is a mole.

My moms cats used to love fucking moles up, before they got old and lazy.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 9:44:21 AM EST
Good kitteh, handsome critter too!
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 9:45:45 AM EST
I said vole when I saw the short tail, but yeah, it's a shrew
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 9:52:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DangerJ:


Yep- purebred F4 Bengal, Maximus Prime
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OP please check inbox. 
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 9:58:39 AM EST
That's a mole. Probably Russian. Same kind that infiltrated the DNC and Podesta's email.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 9:58:40 AM EST
Very cool cat!
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 10:01:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2016 10:03:56 AM EST by governmentman]
Nice Bengal OP

At a glance I could almost mistake yours for mine. The main difference I see is mine has stripes a little further down his front legs.

I've definitely seen that playful batting and tail twitch many times before

Awesome cats
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 10:02:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2016 10:04:10 AM EST by waterglass]
Pretty kittah.

Shrew. Don't let it eat it. they can amke cats and dogs sick.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 10:31:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By waterglass:
Pretty kittah.

Shrew. Don't let it eat it. they can amke cats and dogs sick.
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Wife woke up before me, she stepped on it while navigating to the kitchen in the dark.

So the resulting rukus woke me, after inspection the critter was dumped in the trash.

Kitteh appears to have mauled it and then punctured the neck, he seems to be doing fine. Inspected him for any battle wounds and it looks to be a flawless victory.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 10:33:39 AM EST
Good work kitteh!
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 10:34:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 9divdoc:
Mole's are poisonous to eat...so don't eat it.
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Did not know that. Our dogs love to dig them up in the yard. Will have to keep an eye on them as they eat anything they can get their paws on
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 10:38:01 AM EST
Possum
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 10:40:25 AM EST
In Hialeah it is known as a Hialeah Pulga. But only in Hialeah. 
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 10:46:25 AM EST
Your cat merely tamed that shrew. Look how docile it is now.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 11:05:02 AM EST
It's a shrew, the shape of the muzzle and the claws give it away
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 11:06:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Southernman077:
Your cat merely tamed that shrew. Look how docile it is now.
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Permanent disposition adjustments are always a nice thing
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 11:09:45 AM EST
short tailed shrew
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 4:34:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 1mitch1:
short tailed shrew
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This.

Blarina brevicauda
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 4:35:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By VBC:
It's just a mole but you might want to have it removed.
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Not a mole.
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