What Jeff Killed

What Jeff Killed is a blog from Shadow Hills, CA, documenting the murderous antics of Jeff, a large ginger tomcat:

we provide Jeff with food and water; however, this does little to lessen his killer instinct. To humans, Jeff is an exceptionally good-tempered and friendly cat; to rodents and other small animals, he is death itself. It could be that Jeff likes to bring us gifts to repay our hospitality. Perhaps he is simply a hardwired killing machine. All we know for certain is that he hunts down a wide variety of small animals and disembowels, decapitates, and dines on them. Often.

This was passed on by the lovely C, who noted ‘number of kills is about the same, cat for cat’ — indeed, Bubba, our cat, certainly had a similar career in Irvine, CA. However, I notice that as yet, there are no cases where Jeff has left the entrails and decapitated head of a rabbit lying up against the sandals of the neighbour’s 6 year old daughter… that was fun.

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  1. ben
    Posted August 1, 2006 at 10:14 | Permalink

    I don’t care about rabbits and whatnot, and animals will hunt, but from California quail to kakapo there are bird species around the world being wiped out by feral cats.

  2. DougB
    Posted August 2, 2006 at 07:32 | Permalink

    Well, Ben, then let’s do something about feral cats. If you read the blog you would know that Jeff is neutered, so he’s not creating more feral cats. Additionaly, if you know anything about cats you would know that Jeff looks way too healthy to not be receiving veterinary care. Finally, the creators of “What Jeff Killed” provide Jeff with food, water and shelter. Jeff is not a feral cat. Discussions of this wonderful website that celebrates the reason that housecats allowed themselves to be domesticated and forged a bond with human beings are not an appropriate place to discuss the effects of irresposible pet stewardship, like feral cats.

  3. Leon
    Posted August 14, 2006 at 15:05 | Permalink

    Given their effect on songbirds it may be inappropriate to keep cats as pets at all.

  4. Gawd
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 19:40 | Permalink

    Given their effect on the environment it may be inappropriate for this planet to keep humans as pets at all.


  5. Lawl
    Posted August 20, 2008 at 08:36 | Permalink

    Good thing Jeff gets rid of these pests. Ugh, that pic of a rabbit with its bowels on the lawn got rid of my appetite. :D