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A cat - owner unknown - has been busy killing the baby birds this year. I even encountered the cat one night climbing up a Wisteria vine to get to the slots between the rafters of the roof of our porch - a favorite place for birds to nest. This is a cat determined to take prey.
I've had to watch and listen to various mating pairs lamenting for days for their dead or missing babies. It is quite a sad thing to sit on your porch and hear the moms/dads trilling over and over for days - waiting for a reply.
My instincts are rather dark. "What's fair for the birds is fair for the cat", but I've been restraining that impulse. However, this cat just struck again, pulling down a nest and leaving 4 babies dead. I've had quite enough. I'm feeling vengeful.
I've never known trapping cages to work with a consistent effect. This cat strikes me as no fool.
We have a dog. This cat comes often late a night when our dog is inside.
Short of retaliation or stinking up my yard how do I convince a cat to stay away?
And yes, I've got a few soft spots . . Don't mess with my babies!
Before that, coop security breaches were handled with a scoped 7mm-08. SSS Protocol- Shoot, shovel and shut up. (as Mivox says).
If you can catch the cat, you might be able to effect a solution with nothing more than a piece of tape [big-boys.com]. ;)
Well, it is 5:20 am and the fiesta (Moors and Christians) disco in the street outside (one of 4 in a very small village) is still in full swing.
Hmmm, that would keep the cat away......
joined:Apr 22, 2004
Did the ninjas work?
... Marked up the yard pretty good with yellow and red though ... lol
I heard that replacing 12 Guage shot with salt and lowering the grain count work's pretty good too!
I figure (haven't read all 7 bloody pages of the post but...) there must be something a cat specialist will know that they will smell and not like and avoid your area that humans can't smell. Natural inhibited detection capabilities can be a good thing in some cases! I don't know about lion dung though! I like all animals except for the ones that want to bite me! If I were you I'd be asking in a less technical field at least in addition to this great place. Best of luck for all three parties! ;-)