I wonder if Spikey was just being patient. I've seen cats wait for hours at a gopher hole, for a tasty snack. Maybe Spikey was just waiting for those eggs to hatch. I had a very sweet lab-mix that was obviously feral for a while before we adopted her from the shelter. She found a rabbit hole, excavated, and then went down there and brought each baby bunny up on the back pork to consume, one at a time. We fed her kibble like all the other dogs, but her favorite was whole rabbit, head, feet, and all.
We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.