When we took on our house-sit in Ireland we were advised that Ringo the cat is a hunter, and he may "bring things home".
Well, after a few days Ringo turned up with a baby rabbit in his mouth.
In Australia, feral cats (and pet cats) are a huge environmental problem because they kill millions of native animals; however, catching a rabbit would actually be regarded as a good thing in Australia, because rabbits are also an introduced pest that cause a huge amount of damage to the land. I'm not sure if rabbits are native to Ireland (after millennia of human interaction with the environment the concept of 'native' probably loses all meaning) but they are certainly part of the current ecology; either way, we were more interested in rescuing it than in letting Ringo slowly torture it to death.
However, before we could get to Ringo, Monty the wire-haired fox terrier got to him and took the baby rabbit off him. Monty was determined not to let go of the rabbit, so I had to get my
fingers between his teeth and pry his mouth open. The rabbit fell to the ground and staggered off to hide under a caravan parked nearby; I have no idea what injuries it sustained from
Ringo and Monty, but it didn't seem to be as fast a I would expect a wild rabbit to be.
We took both Ringo and Monty into the house to give the rabbit a chance to get away. Monty, who had, after all, only stolen the rabbit from Ringo, promptly forgot all about it. Ringo, however, was livid about the loss of his prize! He put on the most amazing show of complaint, yowling vociferously, and frantically racing around the house trying to find a way to get out and back to finish off the rabbit. He eventually settled down by the front door and yowled continuously for a considerable period of time. Here's a short video of his complaint!
We kept him in until the morning, and when we let him out he disappeared and didn't come back for the next two nights!
Since then, Ringo has brought back another baby rabbit, this time thoroughly dead. There's no use being annoyed about it - it's just in the nature of cats!