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Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. I think you are correct. She wants to hunt and play. The best thing you can do for her is to get that out of her system before you go to bed. Try using a laser pointer or a cat toy on a fishing pole.
What she is doing is pretty common. Even my own cats will do that to me if I do not play with them enough and get that out of their systems.
Have you ever watched the show "My cat from hell?" Not saying that is your cat but the professional Jackson Galaxy gives many ideas how to get that attack behavior out of the cats system. I put a link if you want to watch some of the videos. I am a vet and they are still helpful to me.