I was wondering if any one else's GSP's are good mousers? I have had Mocha for 5 years and she has caught more mice outside than any cat I know. She just kills them. Also moles, gophers, and Garter snakes. I have watched her hunting them in the field, dig them out of a couple feet of snow. She will dig the snakes right out of the ground. She doesn't try to eat them, she just prances around for a few minutes with the "prey" in her mouth showing it off. I am just amazed at how good she is with it. Her and Hunter dug about 2 feet down in my field this year and up she came with a Gopher. Just wondering if it's just mine or is this something they all do?
Yeah, we've had mice and I think 3 gophers from the back yard dispatched. Rogan actually caught a packrat one night while running lead on the cart without a neckline to keep him tied next to Dulcie.
Rocky is a great backyard mouser. The first winter we had him I saw adead mice in our back yard thinking it was our neighbors cat when then one day I saw Rocky in action and realized yes GSP's can be rodent killers.... Our son Dennis also told me hesaw Rocky clamp down on baby possum that was under our deck!!!
My girls bring me mice, rats, opossums, squirrels, and my oldest catches doves. The doves she brings me are usually alive too. The rest of the critters aren't. I am just glad they haven't come across a skunk yet.
Bev and the Pointer Sisters (Belle and Halo)