Kater, our cat, has caught many mice. Just this morning she caught one. She also likes to catch birds, but she has only got one that we know of. She sits at the bottom of a tree with a feeder on it, waiting for a bird to come close enough to pounce. We have seen her sit in one place for more than an hour, waiting for one to come. When she pounces she misses, because the bird feeder is too high. We definitely have fewer birds in our yard since we got the cat.
Kater also gets stuck in the garage. For some reason she likes going in, and then gets shut in; but she is ready to come out when we come to get her.