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Thread: Something is Dying out back!

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    Something is Dying out back!

    My wife was sitting on the back porch right before daylight as she relaxed before getting ready for work. She had her coffee and was getting her thoughts gathered for the day's challenges. She works with Special Needs kids at the high school and she loves this quiet time. So, I was still asleep when she came busting in the room and excitedly told me that something was dying out back. As I got up, she said that it was high pitched and sounded like one of my old predator tapes. I smiled as I walked with her and told her that it was probably a rabbit that the cat just caught. I had just told her the day before that I figured that the cat would have caught a rabbit by now.

    Anyways, the poor rabbit, a very young one was already in a bad way as the cat toyed with it. Then that quickly, the racket was over and the cat proudly brought it's latest catch over for us to see. The wife said something else about how the tapes sounded just like the rabbit and I told her that the caught and dying rabbit could actually call in a coyote, fox or a bobcat real easily. After the cat made sure that we had seen it's catch, he began eating it and finished it off by noon or so. Nature is not very nice, not like some want you to believe but a hard cruel survival place. Now if I can just him to keep the squirrels out of the garden.
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    """"""Now if I can just him to keep the squirrels out of the garden.""""""""

    A 22 or pellet gun and a frypan make some good eats.
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    Title? old fart

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    yep but you have to be there when they are in the garden. They will destroy a lot of crops very quickly. They will carry off green tomatoes like crazy and ruin cantaloupes etc. I grew up eating fried squirrel and squirrel and dumplings. Now days prefer the young ones. Rabbits can be rough on a garden too. My grandfather always kept a hollow log rabbit trap by each garden and he kept them cleaned out that way.
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    around here the rabbit would have fared better than the cat
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    No longer politically correct

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    Sorry, Iím on a fixed income.

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    A CZ .22 with a single action set trigger and a 10 power scope. I'm sure maw knows how to make the gravy! Best wishes!
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    Phil

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    I have a grey tabby that was abandoned by his mother. I'm not sure he's not part European Wildcat because he's unusually small. He came out of the womb kicking butt. Mice, rats, squirrels cats dogs, I'm not sure about bears, but people all day! And not just a threat but a full on attack. I watched him chase a Rottweiler off one day that had threatened me in our yard. It's pretty hilarious to watch a dog that doesn't have a tail tuck and run. I've seen him bring a full grown squirrel into the yard walking on tiptoes to keep it's feet off the ground. Start to consume it and take a break about the back straps somewhere! Take a nap, get his second wind and finish all but the tip of the tail and the toes on one foot.

    Only problem is I'm the only one he's ever liked. Everyone else has to run. When Mama ain't happy! You know the rest!
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    Nature's not supposed to be nice. Everything eats something. That's a good cat BTW. Cat brought the rabbit home to share with you as you share your food with cat. Pack behavior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtlooter View Post

    Anyways, the poor rabbit, a very young one was already in a bad way as the cat toyed with it.......
    Thanks for sharing that feel good story.

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    Nature doesn't have a retirement plan for old or weak critters. They get et.

    Foxes, bobcats and fishers make a racket when looking for mates that sounds like something in agony. The foxes and fishers I try my best to assist into the nest realm. We raise chickens.

    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    Nature doesn't have a retirement plan for old or weak critters. They get et.

    Foxes, bobcats and fishers make a racket when looking for mates that sounds like something in agony. The foxes and fishers I try my best to assist into the nest realm. We raise chickens.
    ”Fisher cat”. Odd sound coming from an animal that neither fishes, nor is related to a cat.
    Sorry, Iím on a fixed income.

  12. #12
    us
    Title? old fart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    Nature doesn't have a retirement plan for old or weak critters. They get et.

    Foxes, bobcats and fishers make a racket when looking for mates that sounds like something in agony. The foxes and fishers I try my best to assist into the nest realm. We raise chickens.

    that sounded really close to a rabbit in distress. sounds just like many predator calls. I have seen and heard mountain lions and bobcats in heat calling but they usually call as they move around. They never stay in one place, they tend to try to broadcast that they are receptive and want it now.
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

 

 

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