On Saturday I was woken just after 5AM by a high pitched scream. Stumbling downstairs, I saw Guido had brought in a bat. Luckily he turned to me and said a polite, "Meow" at which the bat flew into the indoor garden.
It was unharmed so we let it find it's way back outside.
Yesterday Guido brought in a common fence lizard (thanks Nature Malaysia for helping me identify it!) Again, it was unharmed. Guido has the gentle mouth of a Labrador.
Au was dancing with excitement. He wanted to keep it as a pet, but I took it outside and put it in a nearby field.
The lizard was only about 30 cm long from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail but the ungrateful little slink tried to bite me and he had a good go at clawing me too. Luckily I had him firmly wrapped in a serviette so he did no harm.
After these incidents I went to talk to Guido. As long as he does no harm it's OK but if he does start killing, he'll have to wear a collar and a bell.
When I went to tell him so, he was sitting on the kitchen floor, kissing a hugely disappointed Au. He gave me a look that said, "Traitor" and the words died on my lips.