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  • TalentedTom
    Jun 1, 2009
      Where I live is a place where birds are more the hunter than cats. Very large owls and many hawks frequent here, and we have seen several of the latter circle a local outdoorsy cat, hunting in a pack/flock. Heck, I have had a Golden Eagle perch just outside my window near the rivers edge, and these guys will take down a deer and snatch goats right off a mountainside!! So, needless to say I try and keep vigilant watch on my cats to keep THEM from becomming prey to predatory birds.
      After reading I just HAD to state my own situation. I am telling you, I would be afraid for a small child to be around should that Golden Eagle been hungry enough... that guy was HUGE, biggest one I'd ever seen!!! WOW!!!! Search them up on youtube and see fer yourself! ;)

      --- On Mon, 6/1/09, Marge <peacockmarge@...> wrote:

      From: Marge <peacockmarge@...>
      Subject: [WisCats] Re: ABC videoL
      To: WisCats@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, June 1, 2009, 3:58 PM

      Cats hunt for sport, as well as for food.  So even if a cat is not hungry, it will hunt.  The healthier a cat is, the better a hunter it is.  Rodents and small critters on the ground are easier to catch than flying critters.  Cats are also basically lazy!

      --- In WisCats@yahoogroups.com, suk pauling <sukpauling@...> wrote:
      > Dear Marge, I do agreed with you. I've been taking care of two cats out side of our deck since last fall. We have house for them. And I have not seen them going after birds yet. I wounder if cats are hungry, that might make them to go to hunting for food??
      > Thanks.
      > --- On Fri, 5/29/09, Marge <peacockmarge@...> wrote:
      > From: Marge <peacockmarge@...>
      > Subject: [WisCats] Re: ABC videoL
      > To: WisCats@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Friday, May 29, 2009, 8:25 PM
      > I agree. I did a little research on this when our county's DNR Conservation Congress brought up allow a hunting season for feral cats. Luckily this failed to pass.
      > What I found is that the biggest threat to birds is habitat destruction. Another big threat is windows! And then there are pesticides and herbicides. Cats hunt of course, but approximately only one fourth of their hunts are successful. Most of their prey is rodents. So cats are not the big threat to birds that bird lovers make them out to be. I am a bird lover too, by the way.
      > Marge
      > --- In WisCats@yahoogroups .com, "Marsha" <marshan@ > wrote:
      > >
      > > The American Bird Conservancy is at it again:
      > >
      > > http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=-fvN7FNUPas
      > >
      > > I wish they would worry about all the OTHER hazards faced by birds and quit harping about feral cats. Their bogus statistics really irk me.
      > >
      > > Marsha
      > >


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