As a consequence to us feeding the squirrels that frequent our yard, it appears we have also attracted mice who take advantage of what the squirrels scatter on the ground. We don't know this for a fact since we've never seen mice in our backyard, but a few members of the feline persuasion have convinced us something is up. They dash to the fence every chance they get and will sit on guard at the same spot under the squirrel trough for hours. I am not too optimistic that any of them would know what to do with a mouse if one actually crossed their path, but it's fun to watch them be cat-like. It's especially comical since last year Neal found a live mouse behind our refrigerator, which meant the little critter probably scurried in the back door while it was opened, undetected by three dogs and a herd of cats. Some protectors they are!