Best practice for recording multiple catches? Using Strike counter?

We have a backyard project, and I’m wondering what’s best for recording multiple catches?

Someone caught 2 rats last night. They’ve entered one catch record, listing the catch as “Rat” and strikes as “2”. Will this add two rats to our total, or are they better to make 2 separate entries?

Using the strike count to record multiple catches (of the same species) is fine.