Oh dear! Nature is kind of graphic sometimes, isn't it? I remember once...you might not want to read on...my cats had killed some mice, 3 or 4 of them, and left them lined up near the door so I would see them when I came home from work. I donned some gloves and got a newspaper to dispose them and...one wasn't dead...crawled piteously when I touched it...still have bad flashbacks, I'm such a wimp. However, the cats are usually very good about killing the mice very quickly, very humanely.