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Finally caught my kitty

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by skyline, May 18, 2012.

  1. skyline

    skyline Burning Hunk

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    I have seen this bobcat from the house a few times but haven't managed to get a close picture until this last attempt.
    Looks like Wile E. wasn't too far behind.

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  2. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Skyline, those are some beautiful pics.... What model Trail Cam do you have? Those are some great shots.

    Thanks for sharing.
  3. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    We have the same critters in our backyard. I worry every night when our cat goes out. Great pics!
  4. skyline

    skyline Burning Hunk

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    Thanks Dexter. It's a Bushnell Trophy Cam (XLT, I think, I'd look but it's out trying to capture his front side instead!)

    We don't let ours out anymore. lost several and we like birds too much. Heard recently that best estimates are that cats kill over 1 Billion (with a B) birds per year and that the average "outdoor" cat life span is < 9 months, while indoors is > 9 years. Seems like being indoors is a win / win!
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  5. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Our cat has "hunter blood" in him, it would be impossible to keep him in the house. I saw a television show that was based on a small village in England and they actually kept track on the impact of their domestic cat's hunting. The numbers were staggering and it had quite an impact on the local environment.
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    We have three small dogs that go outside every night to pee right before everyone goes to bed around 11.00 pm. I usually go with them and most times have the Remington 870 shotgun with me. Some nights you can hear the coyotes howling and making a racket. These little dogs would be a tasty one bite morsel so I try to prevent that. I have seen coyotes in the yard and know they hunt in packs. It's survival of the fittest and if I have my shotgun, that makes me the fittest. David
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    They must include feral and abandoned kittens in a box in those "stats".
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    My understanding is that the lifespan statistic is just those cats that are pets, but that the bird kill figure includes the cats that have gone wild.
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    We have a 17 year old cat that always has gone out, but these past two years, no more presents left on the steps. He used to come home with rabbits, woodcock etc. He has killed uncountable numbers of red squirrels and chipmucks, but leave the big gray ones alone. He won't bother the crows or the the turkeys. We keep our bird feeders about 9 feet up and out in the open so there are no surprises. Our two labs are doing a better job keeping unwanted visitor out of the yard.
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    Nice!
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    my two babies generally keep the rif-raf off of the property

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    Cool dogs...
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    They look all business.

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