Yesterday, my cat was outside (he's an inside/outside cat), and I went out looking for him in the yard. My cat can be identified as being a long-haired cat (regular face not Persian), and he is colored - black. Anyway, I came upon him, and he was staring at this bird in a tree. I just watched, and he hypnotized the bird! The bird fell out of the tree, and my then after a brief struggle, my cat dragged it over to a large pine tree in the yard. I watched him from the house, and he very lovingly and tenderly took his time with the prey. After a while I noticed he had left the tree, and upon going out there, I saw some feathers in the area. Perhaps 20 minutes later, my cat came inside and went straight to his food and water bowl, and drank some serious water. He jumped on the couch, and started licking himself. Then he stretched out and went to sleep like nothing had happened. The whole event was rather disturbingly beautiful to watch him in action.