Animal Intelligence, What have you observed?
Garden Mouser - Who says animals do not use tools.
A few days ago, after catching a mouse (such a good putty) my cat ran over and placed it into my Croc shoe. She then began toying with the poor mouse releasing & returning it to her Croc cage several times before it became a meal.
Not long ago, I first noticed the use of the Croc mouse cage when I responded to putty's loud meowing on the back porch. Putty was guarding her prisoner while impatiently waiting for us to come outside and praise her prowess. Then once she showed off her prize, in my shoe, she released the mouse and re-caught it for lunch. Good putty!
The first time I saw this, I questioned if it only were only an accident as the mouse unwittingly tried to hide but seeing her in action changed my mind.
Here is an interesting read on animal intelligence. https://www.lumosity.com/en/blog/the-many-forms-of-animal-intelligence