On the other hand, the fencing to be ought to exclude rabbits, and taking babies from a nest isn't sporting.
Admittedly, i took a skink (a lizard) from him when he brought it writhing and tail-less into the living room. I couldn't tell if he was going to play with it and -- it's the living room. I may have seen the skink later, although i suspect there's a large number of tail-less skinks who have learned not to go onto the screened deck. Shortly after moving here i watched Greycie Loo hunt one and ignore the writhing tail to continue after the critter.
One of the things i will need to do with the orchard is minimize the number of bird attractants. In California we found the occasional pile of feathers with a foot or beak -- the cats do seem to be happy to eat their prey.
I am reminded of my sister's horror, in her grade school years, at the cat eating a mouse, RAW.
This is also posted at https://elainegrey.dreamwidth.org/705378.html .