Here's how it went down. It's a beautiful morning, the sun is shining, l'm sitting in the parking lot of the Courtyard Marriott, using their wi-fi signal for some Internet surfing. The van door is open so the Kitties can come and go as they please to this grassy area with trees that l am parked beside.
I'm totally distracted and don't notice Charlie come into the van. All of a sudden l hear a very uncharacteristic growling. I look up and Tommy is trying to get close to Charlie (she is by the toilet in the rear)....who happens to have brought a Mouse into the van. It was still alive, if only for a few minutes.
Charlie was having none of the "sharing" that Tommy wanted. She quickly took the mouse back outside (Yeah for me!) and devoured that sucker in under five minutes. It's been a while since she has caught a mouse or a bird, so it must have been a real treat for her.
I'm happy the carnage happened outside.