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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:51 PM
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70. Last winter I saw a real drama in the snow - not for the faint of heart, but
I noticed all my chickens were huddling in the coop. I looked around and saw the spot where a large bird had taken one of my hens down and then gutted it. I could see then where the hawk? eagle? had tried to lift off with the chicken and had to make a couple hops before it got airborne. So, a large predator can carry off an 8 lb hen.
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  -Cats (not wind turbines) Are a Birds No. 1 Enemy The Straight Story  Mar-21-11 12:41 PM   #0 
  - I keep my kitties indoors for this reason.  girl gone mad   Mar-21-11 12:44 PM   #1 
  - I walk mine on a leash. And yes, collars with bells make a HUGE difference  Lorien   Mar-21-11 01:00 PM   #6 
  - My furry family member was indoor until my Dad spoiled her  tech9413   Mar-21-11 02:17 PM   #17 
  - Eww... the pile of moles...  Aerows   Mar-21-11 03:09 PM   #24 
  - That's a good idea  Canuckistanian   Mar-21-11 03:26 PM   #35 
     - I'm convinced mine...  Aerows   Mar-21-11 04:56 PM   #55 
  - I read somewhere that bells actually aren't as effective as once thought.  themadstork   Mar-21-11 03:19 PM   #30 
  - Although it begs a question:  phantom power   Mar-21-11 12:44 PM   #2 
  - use bladeless designs and multiply them by 1,000,000,000  meow mix   Mar-21-11 12:50 PM   #5 
  - May I suggest that cats in the suburbs aren't the #1 hazard for  hedgehog   Mar-21-11 12:45 PM   #3 
  - Where suburban yards are managed as wildlife areas, they are better than agricultural areas  csziggy   Mar-21-11 01:06 PM   #9 
  - I do that!, well I try  stuntcat   Mar-21-11 04:45 PM   #53 
     - Good for the wildlife in your area and thanks for taking care of the feral kitties.  csziggy   Mar-21-11 07:53 PM   #69 
  - thanks Hedgehogs  mimitabby   Mar-21-11 01:07 PM   #11 
  - since owls moved into our area, the # of cats has declined! revenge of the birds yay! nt  msongs   Mar-21-11 12:50 PM   #4 
  - One of my neighbors lost her cat to a hawk a couple months ago.  Xithras   Mar-21-11 01:05 PM   #8 
  - Cats are a huge problem here!  Biker13   Mar-21-11 01:29 PM   #13 
  - Do what I should have done.  Xithras   Mar-21-11 02:06 PM   #16 
  - Thank You!  Biker13   Mar-21-11 02:27 PM   #20 
     - Check your local laws.  Xithras   Mar-21-11 03:22 PM   #32 
        - Got It!  Biker13   Mar-21-11 03:45 PM   #38 
        - I get it. I don't hate cats either.  Xithras   Mar-21-11 03:51 PM   #41 
           - Where...  Biker13   Mar-21-11 04:03 PM   #43 
              - I bought mine from Amazon.  Xithras   Mar-21-11 04:13 PM   #46 
                 - Thanks For The Link!  Biker13   Mar-21-11 07:38 PM   #66 
        - Animal Control Here...  Biker13   Mar-21-11 07:43 PM   #67 
  - Cats hate the smell of citrus, is there anything you can put around your fence?  Hestia   Mar-21-11 03:48 PM   #39 
     - Catio!  Biker13   Mar-21-11 03:58 PM   #42 
  - How can a 2-lb hawk carry off a 10-lb. cat?  The Velveteen Ocelot   Mar-21-11 03:11 PM   #26 
     - Hawks don't always fly away with their prey. They can stun with a high speed hit...  yawnmaster   Mar-21-11 03:15 PM   #27 
     - That's true, but the post said a hawk took a cat 75' in the air.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Mar-21-11 03:16 PM   #29 
     - Cats are owl's favorite food, as one poster stated. They can clear out a den  Hestia   Mar-21-11 03:50 PM   #40 
     - oh...and they can directly carry off kittens. eom  yawnmaster   Mar-21-11 03:16 PM   #28 
     - By gripping the husk /nt  jberryhill   Mar-21-11 03:29 PM   #36 
     - I didn't see it. Neighbor did.  Xithras   Mar-21-11 03:41 PM   #37 
     - All these hawk stories have me worried for my little Emerson  themadstork   Mar-21-11 04:06 PM   #44 
     - For his own safety keep him inside.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Mar-21-11 04:25 PM   #49 
     - I landed him the garage.  themadstork   Mar-21-11 05:53 PM   #61 
        - That's good. He's safe there until he can move into a permanent  The Velveteen Ocelot   Mar-21-11 05:55 PM   #62 
     - Go to YouTube and do a few searches  Xithras   Mar-21-11 04:38 PM   #51 
     - I've seen local hawks take a hen from my flock up to a  LWolf   Mar-21-11 05:53 PM   #60 
     - It could be carried off by an African swallow, but not a European one.  Poiuyt   Mar-21-11 07:49 PM   #68 
     - Last winter I saw a real drama in the snow - not for the faint of heart, but  hedgehog   Mar-21-11 08:51 PM   #70 
  - My local great horned owl  LWolf   Mar-21-11 05:50 PM   #59 
  - I do wildlife rehab  Mojorabbit   Mar-21-11 01:04 PM   #7 
  - One of our kitties has the run of the screened-in pool area...  Dappleganger   Mar-21-11 01:07 PM   #10 
  - Which is why my kitties stay indoors.  GoCubsGo   Mar-21-11 01:27 PM   #12 
  - A cat is nothing more than a snack to a bald eagle or hawk while blade type turbines will kill them.  Edweird   Mar-21-11 01:29 PM   #14 
  - wind turbine vs. killer radiation cloud... what would the birds choose?  Snoutport   Mar-21-11 01:30 PM   #15 
  - Such is the circle of life. nt  Modern_Matthew   Mar-21-11 02:19 PM   #18 
  - But it is not  Mojorabbit   Mar-22-11 09:24 PM   #75 
  - Don't blame cats for instinct...blame the owners...  joeybee12   Mar-21-11 02:23 PM   #19 
  - Predation from house pets or ferals?  Habibi   Mar-21-11 02:57 PM   #21 
  - Both.  GoCubsGo   Mar-21-11 03:24 PM   #34 
  - Once our cat died, the birds starting showing up big time...20 or 30 different kinds.  rgbecker   Mar-21-11 03:00 PM   #22 
  - Mine certainly is...  Aerows   Mar-21-11 03:03 PM   #23 
  - Cats used to be  guitar man   Mar-21-11 03:11 PM   #25 
  - ANGRY BIRDS!  Aerows   Mar-21-11 04:57 PM   #56 
  - ok, so maybe the wind turbines aren't that great at killing birds  anarch   Mar-21-11 03:19 PM   #31 
  - Flying cats pose the greatest danger  pintobean   Mar-21-11 03:22 PM   #33 
  - That's one of the reasons why my cat is indoor-only.  Withywindle   Mar-21-11 04:13 PM   #45 
  - I keep my cat inside  Lynx   Mar-21-11 04:15 PM   #47 
  - I'm still not giving up my cat-powered generator!  Ezlivin   Mar-21-11 04:21 PM   #48 
  - Might I add that 'feral cat colonies' are stupid beyond words.n/t  blindpig   Mar-21-11 04:37 PM   #50 
  - Umm, just why do you think they are named "catbirds"?  Jersey Devil   Mar-21-11 04:44 PM   #52 
  - Don't forget the number of birds killed by flying into buildings.  pinkkillersheep   Mar-21-11 04:48 PM   #54 
  - Everybody here believes in evolution, right?  Nye Bevan   Mar-21-11 05:12 PM   #57 
  - Like turtles will evolve not to be smashed by cars?  BrookBrew   Mar-22-11 09:27 PM   #76 
  - My cat rarely kills a bird.  LWolf   Mar-21-11 05:46 PM   #58 
  - They feed you. Its a cat compliment  BrookBrew   Mar-22-11 09:46 PM   #79 
     - I definitely feel complimented.  LWolf   Mar-23-11 01:21 PM   #81 
  - I figured it was just natural for Dude to stalk and kill birds.....  Keith Bee   Mar-21-11 05:59 PM   #63 
  - Our bird feeders are bird feeders  IDemo   Mar-21-11 06:37 PM   #64 
  - Saw 8 EIGHT dead song birds near my window.  joshcryer   Mar-21-11 07:27 PM   #65 
  - Another "wrong forum" KICK!1 n/t  UTUSN   Mar-21-11 08:58 PM   #71 
  - Mickey would never do this...  MrMickeysMom   Mar-21-11 09:00 PM   #72 
  - If you love your cat... keep it inside....  Bigmack   Mar-21-11 09:58 PM   #73 
  - Cats should be indoor pets, Not outdoor, not indoor/outdoor. INDOOR.  Lisa0825   Mar-21-11 10:15 PM   #74 
  - These birds around here fly into my car  Autumn   Mar-22-11 09:27 PM   #77 
  - My dog is smart. She uses the birds as a trap and kills the cats.  cbdo2007   Mar-22-11 09:29 PM   #78 
  - 'A bird' is a tad on the general side  Bluenorthwest   Mar-22-11 09:46 PM   #80 
 

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