Skip to comments.Cats 1,100 times as deadly to wildlife as lead poisoning?
Posted on 05/27/2017 6:26:38 AM PDT by marktwain
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Our cat keeps mice and squirrels away; robins and such aren’t touched.
Again, while this number may be exaggerated, it is clear that feral cats kill enormous numbers of birds. I regularly ride off-road bicycles with a group of young wildlife scientists. They are generally politically liberal BUT they all 1. hunt (!!!) from time to time, and 2. would shoot feral cats on sight. This goes for the young women in the group, too.
My cat wont mess with an adult or a full size raccoon either.
She put a dead rat on my nightstand next to the TV remote.
Wife screamed pretty good that morning.
Cats can be destructive. Catskill mountains.
He’s already declared that “All your base are belong to us.”
The way cats play with string, I don’t think that is sadism, it’s just the way they are wired.
Yep -- there is a good reason one of the settlers' favorite names for their farm's cat was, "Mouser".
I know someone who works to protect the birds from the bullets. She quotes all kinds of evil stats. She also despises guns and in her lib mind (oxymoron) all guns should be banned, even the police.
So I don’t trust her thoughts on the dangers of lead bullets for our planet. Maybe she has a point, maybe bullets can be made out of something else. I really have never believed her.
If I lived in town I would keep my cat indoors. However, I live on a farm so I have three cats outside. All are neutered. Two are pretty worthless as far as hunting but one is a superb mouser. She occasionally gets a bird but very rarely. She always leaves her kills where we can see them. Actually a Jack Russell terrier is the very best varmint killer there is. Relentless killers of vermin. A Jack on a mission is a sight to behold.
No! We no see cat of yours.
No more ask, please!
i adopted a beautiful short haired tiger that wandered up to me one day...inm the last year, i converted him to an indoors cat...but before that, man, he was a master killer. Once saw him trotting up the street with the biggest flapping crow in his mouth..i swear that bird was almost as big as him...but yea..he didnt always kill his prey. but rabbits..rats...mice...he was an ace at it. i converted now after he got a lil sick one day. Hes adjusted beautifully, and hes a good looking cat.
My cat is always leaving us presents and is proud when we notice them, rubbing against my leg and purring when I retrieving them for disposal.
It’s simple animal instinct and has been occurring for all time.
“The article is about LEAD poisoning”....
So was my comment, INSTANT lead! Kills ‘em quickly, no waiting!
There’s a good joke in that ..
In my dogs’ eyes, 20 million birds, 2 million cats, and 5 million squirrels ought to be killed by them every year. Instead they get about 5 birds, no cats, and a couple near-misses with the squirrels.
But damn, it was a good chase, and, besides, a dog can always dream (especially suburban toy spaniels...)!
Imagine how many vermin animals there would be without our beloved cats.
We will always keep one outdoor cat for the mice, that’s all it takes. Birds, squirrels and the like never make it into our home.
Our excess cats are feral cats, or wild ones. We live in the woods, typically feral cats winter kill - get so cold their ears and tails freeze off, get weak from starving (mice cannot be found under deep snow) and become coyote & hawk bait.
It’s natures way, no different than a cat catching a bird.
I will not kill them, just do nothing to stand in natures way let winter and nature take care of them the same any other feral cat is taken care of by mother nature.
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