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Old 12-19-2011, 01:51 PM   #131
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He calls where he is "home"!!! Look at all the free aeration services you'd lose if you moved Peppe Le Pu. Seriously.... I know you're worried about getting squirted but... the skunk we keep getting in our trap is like 1 in a hundred. The odds of your skunk ending up in your cat trap ever again are like non-existant. They don't like getting trapped. Our skunk is a celebrity around these parts. Nobody's ever heard of the same skunk ending up in a trap more than once yet.... I'm definitely getting the same skunk. Similar deal for cats actually. It's why all those feral cat "landlords" can't keep up with vaccinating their "wards".... once they've been trapped and neutered then released... they never forget so you'll only have 1 shot at any cat that ends up in your trap.... use it wisely.... 10 to 1 odds none of those cats are fixed.
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:31 PM   #132
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Love seeing things caught on game cams cool pics. Word of advice if you catch a cat in your traps be very careful. My father was catching strays and having them fixed at my grandmothers and well he got bit and almost lost his hand to infection. They are nasty critters!!!
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:13 AM   #133
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Personally I would never have direct contact with a cat not directly under my care or someone I trust to keep it inside/vaccinated, seems it's not worth risking one's health to me. I would transport the entire enclosure or purchase a control pole suitable for small animals. I personally would not use this process, but I've read that jaw style traps can be used to capture trap resistant cats.

The coyotes seem to have prevented dumped cats from getting a foothold at the ranch, not sure what else they are doing tho lol Sad to see what little many of these"owners" think of their charges just to dump them on the side of the road.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:29 PM   #134
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Love seeing things caught on game cams cool pics. Word of advice if you catch a cat in your traps be very careful. My father was catching strays and having them fixed at my grandmothers and well he got bit and almost lost his hand to infection. They are nasty critters!!!
Thanks.....THAT'S A GREAT BIT OF ADVICE.
Must keep hands clear of open wiring. They may be more wild than you think!!!
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:08 AM   #135
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Caught red handed!
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Awaiting his next feast just next to Pollies den.


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I seriously thought about grabbing the rifle and shooting the little killer. But twas only a thought in passing.
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I took an appleseed course. I think I'm good enough of a shot that I could take care of that for you with a 22. Personally.... it's sorta cute so I'd rather you trap it so we could figure out if it's a stray or a feral. We lost 1 like that a coupla years ago to a mutated strain of distemper and I've been missing ours really bad and I LOVE the look of that cat!!! If it was friendly.... I'd take it in a heartbeat!!! I promise I'd give it a "forever" home!!!
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That looks like a really good shot for a game cam!
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I think it's cute too...and I like cats...but I hate when they come into the yard. When I was younger, I'd likely have tried to approach them, win them over, and pet them. Now I chase them and toy with different ideas to get rid if them. Two of my favorite thoughts were to purchase a SuperSoaker water gun (water rifle?) or get a remote control helicopter to chase them with--that would work best for the distance I'd have to cover...and I bet it'd scare the bejezzus out of any cat!
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It IS a VERY pretty cat. Kind I'd love to own but we've already an indoor cat. One's enough.
That's the first time I've ever seen it up close. It's usually slinking along the edge of the woods stalking baby turkeys.
If I was there for any longer than a stop over I probably would set a trap. Can't leave one unattended.

There was an orange cat on the other end of the property. I talked to it and slowly approached it. That one, I finally was able to actually give it a cautious pet or two, (noticed it was a wandering male) I didn't try to pick it up to remove it from the property having been bitten once by a cat. Those things do NOT let go once their fangs sink to the bones, ears layed back!
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