Dash and Shara are stalking a squirrel which is just beyond the porch. The squirrels have figured out that the cats cannot get to them and like to come around and eat next to the porch and enclosure. It certainly keeps the cats occupied. They have never been taught to kill so they wouldn't intentionally kill them if they did catch one. They would treat them like any other of their stuffed toys! Max used to bring us baby squirrels all the time, and we would have to St. Francis Wildlife (the people who would put it back into the wild once it had grown up enough to do so).