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HaemishM
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Reply #175 on: April 30, 2019, 02:57:51 PM

I love a dog whose favorite game is "CHASE ME" and does not know the meaning of "too far." Annoying but so cute.

Sorry about Maggie, Shannow.

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Reply #176 on: July 24, 2019, 08:36:13 PM

Mr B went away today, last week he was fine, but asthma and pneumonia did him in. 11 years is a good run, but not good enough. I'll miss him grooming my beard at bedtime every night, and his head-down rolls at my feet for attention. A good cat.
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Reply #177 on: July 24, 2019, 09:37:40 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. 11 years is too short of a time.
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Reply #178 on: July 25, 2019, 08:34:10 AM

Sorry to hear, Rattran.  Heartbreak

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Reply #179 on: July 25, 2019, 10:29:02 AM

Thanks all, it never gets easier.
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Reply #180 on: October 07, 2019, 08:40:18 AM

I generally avoid this thread.

About a week ago, we had 7 cats. Today we have 3. These have been moved indoors until the perpetrator is dead.

Why am I homeless?  Why do all you motherfuckers need homes is the real question.
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Reply #181 on: October 07, 2019, 09:51:37 AM

Oh no, that's horrible. I'm so sorry - hope a resolution comes quickly.
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Reply #182 on: October 07, 2019, 11:11:36 AM

Oh no!  That's got to be horrible, Yego!  Hope you can find out what's been hunting your cats.

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Reply #183 on: October 07, 2019, 11:31:59 AM

I found out what it is last night. Coyote. I missed. Need a better rifle and some legs for it (and to be a better shot). Those should be coming this week (minus suddenly being a good shot). A shotgun that is effective at 50 yards might exist, and I'll use that if I can get one.

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Reply #184 on: October 07, 2019, 11:39:29 AM

Go practice at a shooting range.
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Reply #185 on: October 07, 2019, 12:09:30 PM

Typically practice in the backyard when I do. Not often enough to hit a coyote at 75 yards.

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Reply #186 on: October 07, 2019, 01:45:18 PM

You need to zero in the sights first.  You canít hit anything until you do that.
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Reply #187 on: October 07, 2019, 06:39:22 PM

12ga shotgun with BRI sabot slug is accurate that far... if you are. There's always more coyotes than you'll see though. Coyotes are pretty neat, but they're a reason why I have indoor cats and the ducks go into a 1/2" mesh hardware cloth hut at night.

[edit] Have you considered an M20 claymore? I'm sure they can be bought in Atlanta. "This side toward enemy"
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Reply #188 on: October 07, 2019, 10:49:03 PM

If you can airmail him to San Francisco, I promise he'll have all the feral cats and raccoons he can eat.

If he's housebroken I'll let him sleep in the garage and he can deal with the mice too.

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Reply #189 on: October 08, 2019, 01:06:42 PM

12ga shotgun with BRI sabot slug is accurate that far... if you are. There's always more coyotes than you'll see though. Coyotes are pretty neat, but they're a reason why I have indoor cats and the ducks go into a 1/2" mesh hardware cloth hut at night.

[edit] Have you considered an M20 claymore? I'm sure they can be bought in Atlanta. "This side toward enemy"

You seem to be kidding, and I can dig it. I'll answer seriously anyway.

I have a friend bringing some weapons that should fit the project. He doesn't have a 12 that he has fired, so we are going with a Ruger 6.5 precision bolt action, a Chinese SKS, and a Winchester 1892 which was requester by my wife. The 1892 is absolutely overkill but is a lot of fun and very, very accurate. Unlike my wife's rifle, he has been shooting his recently and they are definitely sighted correctly.

I've thought about traps a lot. The claymore and similar are far too indiscriminate for what I'm trying to do. The outcome will probably be armadillo, possum, or raccoon bits. The armadillo "threat" is pretty low on my list, and I probably could take care of that guy with a melee weapon based on seeing him in the same area on the same night... if I was of a mind to eliminate him. Similarly, I'm not in favor of poisoned bait. The raccoons and possums comprise the Cleanup Crew here, removing all things that the cats don't eat.

Likewise, I don't poison off all the anthills. Worse things appear if there are no ants. Hakuna Matata, Circle of Life, etc.

If you can airmail him to San Francisco, I promise he'll have all the feral cats and raccoons he can eat.

If he's housebroken I'll let him sleep in the garage and he can deal with the mice too.

I'm not above using a live trap since the kill traps are pretty dangerous, IMO. If this happens, I'll ask him if he is housebroken and if so, will buy him a bus ticket.

If he was eating feral cats, that would be one thing. Three trusting kittens and an established Perimeter Defense Fatty-Catty is another matter.

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Reply #190 on: October 09, 2019, 02:04:13 PM

Although there are always more coyotes, only one may have gotten the taste for feline, and be brave enough to come get it.

It's "funny" (in a non funny way) how different the same critters can behave in slightly different biomes. Since you're shooting at them I assume you are in the country, but how close to urban are you? I mostly hear about urban coyotes killing pets.

Anecdotal of course, but out here waaay to the west of Atlanta we have no shortage of coyotes (I enjoy hearing them at night), but have never lost a pet to them, and we have to keep the cats outside due to spouse allergy.

As for armadillos, after I observed them digging up both fire ant nests *and* yellow jacket nests in the yard I've let them be. Those divots they dig out are probably good for aerating the ground...


Edit: just remembered that you live over west of Atlanta too. Hope the coyotes out here aren't picking up a new diet...
« Last Edit: October 09, 2019, 02:05:56 PM by Mandella »
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Reply #191 on: October 11, 2019, 03:03:50 PM

My house is about 27 miles northeast from downtown Carrollton. I live in a 40-acre field and we shoot away from any houses, and always downhill in any case.

I think you're right about the individual coyote, since we have lived here for 17 years and not had this sort of problem. Of course we usually lose a young cat when we get a new set of them but in this case the coyote was definitely plucking them on a regular. No doubt the cats being super trusting probably tried to rub on him and play, and what predator can say no to that?

I have learned a lot in a few days. They are rather lingual, for one thing.

I almost got him last night, but night hunting is HARD. The Ruger isn't able to hit anything closer than 60 yards (where the bait is and where I saw him last), and I can't see the iron sights on the 1892 in moonlight, so when he came across broadside 20 feet from us, my friend didn't even get a shot and I missed. The 410 shotgun was inside the house, lesson learned there. Saw a 12 gauge Mossburg today while looking/learning about night scopes for $550 and considered buying it.

Anyway, no luck yet. He doesn't seem to care for the bait I put out, which consists of a chicken covered with sardines. Meanwhile I have 2 litter boxes in my house and am counting the days until I find mouse scat indoors.

Why am I homeless?  Why do all you motherfuckers need homes is the real question.
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Reply #192 on: October 19, 2019, 05:57:00 PM

And a second cat gone this year. Random was 22, so a good long run for a rescue. He was just worn out, kidney disease got him.
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Reply #193 on: October 19, 2019, 08:25:12 PM

Sorry to hear that, but let me just say 22?? god damn that is pretty old.

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Reply #194 on: October 20, 2019, 02:56:20 PM

22 is a helluva run for any pet - cat or dog.  Sorry for your loss, rattran.  Heartbreak

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Reply #195 on: October 20, 2019, 04:03:41 PM

The official "world's oldest living cat" in 2014 was 24, so 22 is quite a life. Farewell Random, and well done cat and family.
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Reply #196 on: November 08, 2019, 02:18:17 PM

Fuck you, 2019. Dagmar had to be put down today, she was a little over 20. Her feline dementia had progressed to where she couldn't see, and stopped eating. 3 lost in under 6 months.
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Reply #197 on: November 08, 2019, 02:31:01 PM

Damn, man. Sorry about that.

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Reply #198 on: November 09, 2019, 11:19:05 PM

 Heartbreak


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