Wisconsin Cat Drags in Alligator Head, Leaves Owner in Shock
Well well well, looks like we have a little hunter on our hands (or paws, rather). A 2-year-old black cat in Wisconsin recently made quite the catch, and let's just say, it's not your typical "mouse in the house" situation.
This kitty, named Burnt Toast (how fitting), brought home something completely unexpected, leaving its owner, Wendy Wiesehuegel, in shock.
According to Wiesehuegel, Burnt Toast has a habit of bringing "something" home every day, but she never expected this type of "something," which was an alligator head. Needless to say, she couldn't believe it. Even neighbors questioned it at first, thinking it was some sort of fish.
After realizing the gravity of the situation, she contacted the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to report the strange find. Game Warden Tim Aspenson confirmed that the head did indeed belong to a 3-foot alligator, according to Field and Stream, most likely a pet that had escaped or was dumped into the lake.
But let's be real, the real question on everyone's mind is, how did Burnt Toast manage to catch an alligator? Was it a team effort with the neighborhood mice? Did it have some sort of secret alligator-hunting training? Unfortunately, we may never know.
However, Wiesehuegel did mention that neighbors had recently seen a resident bald eagle feeding on "something rather large" by the lakeshore, leading her to believe that the eagle might have been the one to take down the alligator, and Burnt Toast just claimed the leftovers.
The WDNR is still miffed and asking for any information from the public about the alligator's appearance in the lake, as alligators are not native to Wisconsin and the presence of non-native species can pose a threat to the environment and other animals.
But let's not forget the real hero of the story here, Burnt Toast, who just goes to show that cats really can do it all - hunting, fishing, and alligator catching. Just make sure to keep your pet alligators away from this feline.