CATS

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Re: CATS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:15 pm

Placido wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:24 pm
Looked out this evening (5 pm) at the darkened back garden and could discern a blacker shape than the surroundings sitting in the centre of the lawn. I think it was a large cat but obviously no colour was showing, and it seemed to be facing the feeder cage, about 6 - 7 ft away. It was right away from any hiding place, very conspicuous, and very still.
Watched it for about 2 mins, trying to see what it actually was and what it was doing :shrug:.
Fetched the torch and it had gone :(.
If it was a fox it was a small one, if it was a cat it was large.
It was quite puzzling and a little bit spooky. Very odd .......
Escaped Puma probably :cat2:

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Re: CATS

Post by Placido » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:11 am

I hope it was, Jacksparrow. I hope the rat hasn't come back :eek:.

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Re: CATS

Post by Butterfly » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:15 pm

As I was walking away from my house today, I looked back and saw a neighbour's cat on the fence, clearly stalking the feeders :grumpy: :cat: . We have a problem, scary sticks are out :wife:

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Re: CATS

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:44 pm

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Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:15 pm
As I was walking away from my house today, I looked back and saw a neighbour's cat on the fence, clearly stalking the feeders :grumpy: :cat: . We have a problem, scary sticks are out :wife:
If the scary stick is not handy waving your arms and hissing loudly often works. You must make it clear that garden visits in the daytime are permitted.

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Re: CATS

Post by Butterfly » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:41 pm

I found what I believe is a cat poo in my garden this morning :wife:
My bird feeder is nowhere near as busy as it should be, probably because of those visits :(

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Re: CATS

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:00 pm

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Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:41 pm
I found what I believe is a cat poo in my garden this morning :wife:
My bird feeder is nowhere near as busy as it should be, probably because of those visits :(
Don't let the cat droppings linger as other cats like to add their contribution in the same area. I usually get rid of them to a location away from the garden. There is little doubt the presence of a cat will deter the birds so try and decide where the cat might be hiding and take steps to deny it the opportunity.

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Re: CATS

Post by Butterfly » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:50 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:00 pm
Butterfly wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:41 pm
I found what I believe is a cat poo in my garden this morning :wife:
My bird feeder is nowhere near as busy as it should be, probably because of those visits :(
Don't let the cat droppings linger as other cats like to add their contribution in the same area. I usually get rid of them to a location away from the garden. There is little doubt the presence of a cat will deter the birds so try and decide where the cat might be hiding and take steps to deny it the opportunity.
Thanks Jack :) , I disposed of the droppings as soon as I saw them. I've been trying to see where it comes from, but I've never seen it, apart from one time when I saw it walking on the wall, and than went away. My garden is not big, so I don't think there are many hiding places, and it looks like it comes during the night, so its making my mission to deter it quite hard :(

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Re: CATS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:12 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:50 pm
Jacksparrow wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:00 pm
Butterfly wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:41 pm
I found what I believe is a cat poo in my garden this morning :wife:
My bird feeder is nowhere near as busy as it should be, probably because of those visits :(
Don't let the cat droppings linger as other cats like to add their contribution in the same area. I usually get rid of them to a location away from the garden. There is little doubt the presence of a cat will deter the birds so try and decide where the cat might be hiding and take steps to deny it the opportunity.
Thanks Jack :) , I disposed of the droppings as soon as I saw them. I've been trying to see where it comes from, but I've never seen it, apart from one time when I saw it walking on the wall, and than went away. My garden is not big, so I don't think there are many hiding places, and it looks like it comes during the night, so its making my mission to deter it quite hard :(
I gave up trying to stop night visits and settled for keeping them away in the day. :nod:

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Re: CATS

Post by Placido » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:29 am

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This is the latest bane of my life - Ruby :rolleyes:. She's not long come to live among us (new neighbour) and takes mice into the home and is irresistibly drawn to my feeder cage and shrubbery.
She seems to be a little bit happy-go-lucky as far as camouflage is concerned but there you go :shrug:.
Yesterday, after rain the sun came out, she was asleep upon one of my wheelie bins :rolleyes:. She's persistent, I must admit - this was 8 pm last night.

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Re: CATS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:47 pm

I never get on first name terms with my visiting moggies. None of them would abuse my hospitality as blatant as that :shake:

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