Don't let Mysti's sweet face deceive you. That cat CAN hunt!
Below the fold, see what Mysti hunted down and slew in our cellar last week. I found "the gift" on the kitchen floor when I arrived home from work one day last week. A juvenile black rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta):
Mysti was strutting around with pride for hours following her great deed.
More information about this breed of snake HERE at Wikipedia.