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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:55 am
 


Title: Killer cats take down billions of birds, report says
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Date: 2013-01-30 00:53:35
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The cats are doing the world a favor by keep disease down.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:06 am
 


That is why cats rule #17. It is not easy catching something that can fly. 8)

Some birds take down cats, and that is waaay worse.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:09 am
 


1Peg 1Peg:
The cats are doing the world a favor by keep disease down.


On the radio, they said these numbers mean that if cats could prey on humans, they would reduce the human population by 60%. THAT would be doing the world a favour.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:32 am
 


30 - 80 million feral cats in the US--that's actually the most surprising number I found. Wow. It's been known for a while that cats kill a lot of birds and rodents. Probably the casue of the early symbiosis of cats and humans.

I've always found that nail clipping helps. Just that last 2mm of hyper-sharp claw--keep that down and their kill ratio drps precipitously. And keepr your cats neutered to prevent raising the stray population.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:39 am
 


Zipperfish Zipperfish:
30 - 80 million feral cats in the US--that's actually the most surprising number I found. Wow. It's been known for a while that cats kill a lot of birds and rodents. Probably the casue of the early symbiosis of cats and humans.

I've always found that nail clipping helps. Just that last 2mm of hyper-sharp claw--keep that down and their kill ratio drps precipitously. And keepr your cats neutered to prevent raising the stray population.


As opposed to nail clipping I have a Remington air rifle that handles the local cat problem most effectively. The little creeps come into my yard to bother my chicken, I shoot them, bag them, and toss them in the trash and never see them again.

You know what the best part is? California made this legal in 1991. :D

Oh, and my current tally since 1991 is 21. PDT_Armataz_01_36


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BartSimpson BartSimpson:
As opposed to nail clipping I have a Remington air rifle that handles the local cat problem most effectively. The little creeps come into my yard to bother my chicken, I shoot them, bag them, and toss them in the trash and never see them again.

You know what the best part is? California made this legal in 1991. :D

Oh, and my current tally since 1991 is 21. PDT_Armataz_01_36


Must be a pretty powerful air rifle. Either that or you enjoy spending ten minutes pumping shots into them to kill them. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:01 am
 


CO2 powered air rifles will easily take out a cat. They even have some that are used for big game hunting at .50 calibre....there are quite a few youtube hunting videos on it.


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Zipperfish Zipperfish:
BartSimpson BartSimpson:
As opposed to nail clipping I have a Remington air rifle that handles the local cat problem most effectively. The little creeps come into my yard to bother my chicken, I shoot them, bag them, and toss them in the trash and never see them again.

You know what the best part is? California made this legal in 1991. :D

Oh, and my current tally since 1991 is 21. PDT_Armataz_01_36


Must be a pretty powerful air rifle. Either that or you enjoy spending ten minutes pumping shots into them to kill them. :lol:


It's a pretty standard break air rifle. One pump and the chronometer reads a pretty steady 1350fps muzzle velocity using .177 Beeman pointed pellets.


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ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
CO2 powered air rifles will easily take out a cat. They even have some that are used for big game hunting at .50 calibre....there are quite a few youtube hunting videos on it.


My buddy used one to take out skunks. Worked OK on the first couple, but on one he said it took like nine shots, and the thing was making this awful keening noise, not to mention the stink. Didn't use it after that. Maybe skunks are harder to kill. Don't know what kind it was though.


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Zipperfish Zipperfish:
ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
CO2 powered air rifles will easily take out a cat. They even have some that are used for big game hunting at .50 calibre....there are quite a few youtube hunting videos on it.


My buddy used one to take out skunks. Worked OK on the first couple, but on one he said it took like nine shots, and the thing was making this awful keening noise, not to mention the stink. Didn't use it after that. Maybe skunks are harder to kill. Don't know what kind it was though.


I'm thinking your friend needs some shooting lessons. :idea:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:09 am
 


BartSimpson BartSimpson:
Zipperfish Zipperfish:
BartSimpson BartSimpson:
As opposed to nail clipping I have a Remington air rifle that handles the local cat problem most effectively. The little creeps come into my yard to bother my chicken, I shoot them, bag them, and toss them in the trash and never see them again.

You know what the best part is? California made this legal in 1991. :D

Oh, and my current tally since 1991 is 21. PDT_Armataz_01_36


Must be a pretty powerful air rifle. Either that or you enjoy spending ten minutes pumping shots into them to kill them. :lol:


It's a pretty standard break air rifle. One pump and the chronometer reads a pretty steady 1350fps muzzle velocity using .177 Beeman pointed pellets.


can't remember correctly so someone can correct me.. but I think there are limitations on muzzle velocities for air rifles in Canada.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:14 am
 


ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
can't remember correctly so someone can correct me.. but I think there are limitations on muzzle velocities for air rifles in Canada.


The bureaucratic mind has a regulation for everything. :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:16 am
 


ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
can't remember correctly so someone can correct me.. but I think there are limitations on muzzle velocities for air rifles in Canada.


There certainly used to be - it was how the government kept Airsoft guns on the Restricted list for so long.

Given that you can buy Airsoft all over the place now (Canadian Tire for example), I'm guessing the laws have changed somewhat.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:20 am
 


bootlegga bootlegga:
ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
can't remember correctly so someone can correct me.. but I think there are limitations on muzzle velocities for air rifles in Canada.


There certainly used to be - it was how the government kept Airsoft guns on the Restricted list for so long.

Given that you can buy Airsoft all over the place now (Canadian Tire for example), I'm guessing the laws have changed somewhat.


I'm also guessing that someone finally figured out that an Airsoft is only dangerous to the dignity of the person using one. :lol:


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