This bird lover is hardly the cat’s meow.
A former Wisconsin state trooper got so mad at the felines in his neighborhood for chasing away his beloved birds, he killed nine of them — and dumped their furry corpses in a woman’s yard, according to a report.
Paul Griener, 73, of Portage, allegedly trapped and killed the felines because they scared his feathered friends away from a bird feeder on his property, a law enforcement source told Wisn.com.
“What was really so frightening was the expression [one cat] had on its face — almost like it was screaming with its eyes open,” said Liz Masterson, who found the cat carcasses on her land.
“Who does something like that?” she seethed.
Masterson spotted the first dead kitty in February — then later caught the former cop in the act, she said.
“I saw the suspect get out of his vehicle, open his trunk and toss a dead cat on my property,” she told the station, adding she recognized Griener as someone who used to live nearby.
“It’s been terrifying. I took every cat that I found as a threat to myself and my family, my kids, my pets,” she said.
Portage detective Dan Garrigan said the former cop simply had it out for the cats.
“He didn’t like the fact that they were in his bird feeders and took matters into his own hands and trapped these cats,” Garrigan said.
Masterson, who now lives 20 minutes from Griener, said she has no clue why he would target her.
She’s been posting photos of the felines to social media, helping at least four owners learn the fate of their doomed pets.
Greiner was charged with felony mistreating animals, catnapping and harassment and is due in court next week.
He retired from the Wisconsin state patrol in 1997.