While I'm quite happy that you're catching mice and the occasional sparrow, could you please refrain from leaving them on the back porch?
We have a pup now, and unlike the adult dogs, she can not swoop up and swallow those finger-sized mice before I notice.
The pup picks up her prize and wants to bring it indoors.
So I am left on the back porch playing the trading game with a pup. And, let me tell you, she wants more than a few dry treats for a bloody, squishy mouse. Or, I must do the finger sweep to extract the mouse.
And, I am more squeamish than you.
Your cooperation would be appreciated (and surprising),
The Home Owner
Photo of 13-week-old Niki chewing on a corn cob. Photo by Patti Sumner.