What we have here is a rat hidden in this bush. Because it was dark, and Max strikes like lightning, I wasn't able to snap a picture quick enough to get the rat in the frame. You can see Max pouncing in all three pictures. I could heal the rat squeaking in terror. I couldn't bring myself to stop Max because I don't want rats in my house and I didn't realize what a rat problem we really had in the neighborhood until he started murdering them all over my lawn.