Predatory Cat Problem

My almost two year old female cat is… to put it bluntly… a cold blooded killer. We live in a semi-rural area, and she routinely is catching mice, lizards, large insects and now full grown birds. Last night there were feathers all over the house. Sometimes the victim is still alive when we get home… usually there are only pieces I can use for identification. It’s become a real problem.

I don’t know how she does it, she’s pretty small for a cat, but she is the most efficient hunter I have ever seen.

Now I have had lots of cats before, and sometimes they would bring something into the house, but it wasn’t very often and after a while they got the idea that they weren’t “pleasing me” by doing this. My current cat is relentless.

I’ve tried the bell on the collar trick but that hasn’t even slowed her down. I could lock her up in the house all day, but when I’ve done that in the past she eats a lot more and sleeps all the time. I don’t want to turn her into one of those unhealthly overweight cats I see at other people’s houses. Getting another cat for her to play with isn’t an option… we tried that and she drove the other cat away. We have a cat door so she can come and go as she pleases.

Help! I’m afraid to come home at night now since invariable I have walk around the house and play “what did the cat kill today”!. Any ideas?