I found my cat playing with this in the snow. My cat has no claws so I don't think he hurt him, but he's shivering so I took him inside.
I'm fairly certain he's not a mouse. A mole maybe?
My nephews parents got him declawed, but he won't stay inside the house, so yeah...
I'm letting him sit on a fuzzy hat. He stopped shivering (still breathing) but he's not moving around. He's really tiny.
Short tailed shrew. It's venomous, but not enough to kill you or your cat. Their bite just hurts.
It was probably out looking for food since they have to eat three times their weight every day. Their metabolisms are very fast and they have to keep up with it. I just found a dead one yesterday.
You could try and feed it some cat food and then find a sheltered spot outside for it.
It's probably exhausted at this point. As long as your cat didn't rip it open or cause any internal injuries, it'll probably be fine. As I mentioned in the above, you can try and feed it some cat food, maybe put it in a warm box just for a little bit for it to warm up/come out of shock(if it's in it) but then put it back outside.
Also be careful with it because it might not be moving much now, but they can move pretty fast and you might end up loosing it in your house.
I don't recommend keeping it. It's wild, shrews are very high energy, aggressive, and it's already probably under a lot of stress.
Okay. I gave it some catfood and it's moving a bit
Are you sure it's not a baby? He's really tiny
OP, letting your cat outside is a bad idea on it's own, as your cat not only destroys wildlife (billions of birds die each year because of cats, it's terrible), but your cat has many dangers outside including diseases, cars, and other cats. since your cat is declawed it will not have a way to defend itself in a fight with another cat, and will get seriously wounded. it's a terrible idea to let him outside.
Hm, actually I think I'm going to go with it being a least shrew because it's more brown. Least shrews are tiny in general, but if a female mated late then it could be a young adult. It's old enough to forage on it's own.
Also stop taking pictures and leave it alone. Put it in a box, somewhere dark and warm for a little bit. Leave a little catfood and leave it be for now. If it's not moving around within the hour, then there's nothing you can do for it OP. It may be hurt, or it just may be way too freaked out by you so find somewhere sheltered and small to let it go under such as a woodpile, a deck, logs, etc.
I'm sorry, anon, but that's fucking funny. I'm picturing it being like that gif where the raccoon steals food from the cats all ashamed looking and runs off.
But in all seriousness I am sorry for that, shit sucks.