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Roommate’s cat does this with roaches. She just bats at them and gets bored and lets them disappear. BAD KITTY.
The worst. I think it’s an indoor cat thing. Though sometimes Butters will be really persistent and will just hound a bug and bat it around for hours, and if it survives and scuttles away he will find it again later and continue until it is basically tortured to death.
It helps that his claws are super sharp, so batting around can start to cause real damage after a while. I wouldn’t be too surprised if he killed the centipede at some point while I wasn’t looking. At least, I need to believe this so I don’t get paranoid and start sleeping at my parents’ house.