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#1 Footlong

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:46 PM

I mockingbird has decided my house is his house. He takes dive bomber runs on anyone that walks on my driveway or front lawn. I gotta get rid of him. Any ideas? Guns are out, I live very close to other houses.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:48 PM

Lighten up. It's probably nesting once the little ones are gone the attacks will cease. Locally there are two or three pix every year of Mocking birds dive bombing local cats.



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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:34 PM

I mockingbird has decided my house is his house. He takes dive bomber runs on anyone that walks on my driveway or front lawn. I gotta get rid of him. Any ideas? Guns are out, I live very close to other houses.


It against federal law to molest songbirds.....You are warned.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:52 PM


I mockingbird has decided my house is his house. He takes dive bomber runs on anyone that walks on my driveway or front lawn. I gotta get rid of him. Any ideas? Guns are out, I live very close to other houses.


It against federal law to molest songbirds.....You are warned.


I'm reasonably certain he's not trying to molest it, it's probably a physical impossibility . He just wants it to go away.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:54 PM

Lighten up. It's probably nesting once the little ones are gone the attacks will cease. Locally there are two or three pix every year of Mocking birds dive bombing local cats.



How many cats? It looks like the she ordered this online:

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:57 PM

Well that's a relief, I thought this was going to be a Gregory Peck DTS thread.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:00 PM



I mockingbird has decided my house is his house. He takes dive bomber runs on anyone that walks on my driveway or front lawn. I gotta get rid of him. Any ideas? Guns are out, I live very close to other houses.


It against federal law to molest songbirds.....You are warned.


I'm reasonably certain he's not trying to molest it, it's probably a physical impossibility . He just wants it to go away.


Doing anything to force the Bird to go away falls under the heading of Molesting.


BTW That is why ALL CAT OWNERS SHOULD BE LOCKED UP IN FEDERAL PRISON.

The non-native, domestic feline is the Number 1 killer of native Songbirds in the USA

You want a cat as a pet? No problem. Just keep them inside! Then lets gather up all feral cats.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

I'm constantly amused by peoples causes.
I need a cause I think.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:40 PM

I'm constantly amused by peoples causes.
I need a cause I think.


Anthony and Gator should be close friends.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:46 PM

I'll try to get a picture of Titus with one of his "gifts".

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:00 PM

I'm constantly amused by peoples causes.
I need a cause I think.

You're probably doing your part when you're molesting some pussy.



How's the kitchen coming along?

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:30 PM

I rescued a mockingbird a couple of mornings ago from my cat. This morning he was singing away in the front yard tree. Don't ask me how I know, I just do.

And ditto on why it is dive bombing, there is a nest close by. It will pass.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:02 PM

Yeah lighten up and appreciate the free entertainment, esp. if you have a cat.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:07 PM

I can't believe how many of you look to kill god's creatures. Just amazes me.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:31 PM

I grew up with indoor outdoor cats. They are great little hunter squirrel rats lizards rabbits etc but the biggest battle was with the blue jays. Every now and then we got a present of a pile of blue feathers. Heartwarming

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

I grew up with indoor outdoor cats. They are great little hunter squirrel rats lizards rabbits etc but the biggest battle was with the blue jays. Every now and then we got a present of a pile of blue feathers. Heartwarming


I knew you and Anthony would make great buds.... Aren't y'all in the same city?

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:43 PM

In Oz there is a bird called a Magpie that does the same. Usually attacks from behind. One defence is to draw a pair of eyes on the back of an old hat. Said to be effective. Never needed to try it though.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:01 PM


I grew up with indoor outdoor cats. They are great little hunter squirrel rats lizards rabbits etc but the biggest battle was with the blue jays. Every now and then we got a present of a pile of blue feathers. Heartwarming


I knew you and Anthony would make great buds.... Aren't y'all in the same city?


I hate that fucker he's a fan of USCUM. I say fan rather than alumni because 9 out of 10 canes fans never attended the university. Anyway to answer your question no I live in Tampa and he lives in North Havana having washed up there during the Mario boatlift. He's essentially an illegal resident alien

Troubling :(

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:25 PM

I live in Tampa



I knew your were a Tampon. That is only way you can ever get close to some pussy!

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:31 PM


I live in Tampa



I knew your were a Tampon. That is only way you can ever get close to some pussy!



USCUM fan English skills on dispay :lol:

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:00 PM

I can't believe how many of you look to kill god's creatures. Just amazes me.


That sentence is mutually exclusive. If they're God's creatures then all they're doing is returning 'em to God.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:42 PM


I can't believe how many of you look to kill god's creatures. Just amazes me.


That sentence is mutually exclusive. If they're God's creatures then all they're doing is returning 'em to God.


So you guys eat meat or vegetables for that matter???

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:59 PM

Did I mention I love my new pellet gun! :P :P :P

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#24 Footlong

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:15 AM

Did I mention I love my new pellet gun! :P :P :P

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Nice.
I hope you're not molesting any song birds with it.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:54 AM

I can't believe how many of you look to kill god's creatures. Just amazes me.


....says the guy with a rifle scope pattern across a man's head, as an avatar.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:52 PM


Did I mention I love my new pellet gun! :P :P :P

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Nice.
I hope you're not molesting any song birds with it.


Never ever molested any birds!

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:11 PM


I live in Tampa with my mom and dad.



I knew your were a Tampon. That is only way you can ever get close to some pussy!


He used to claim he lived in Palm Beach. Never takes long for the truth to come out.



I can't believe how many of you look to kill god's creatures. Just amazes me.


That sentence is mutually exclusive. If they're God's creatures then all they're doing is returning 'em to God.


So you guys eat meat or vegetables for that matter???

Oh hell yes.
Which is just the point. Eat what you kill.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:14 PM


I can't believe how many of you look to kill god's creatures. Just amazes me.


....says the guy with a rifle scope pattern across a man's head, as an avatar.

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You'd be next.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:56 PM

Get a tennis racket and swing for the fence.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:47 PM

It against federal law to molest songbirds.....You are warned.


Is it ok to mock them?

I love the video of that black cat.... you can just see what passes for a thought process in the feline mind. "Gee, that bird is annoying.... but not so annoying that I'd actually go to the effort of standing up, abandoning my spot in the sun, and walking over to the patio and lying under the table. And, yeah, while catching it would be satisfying, it's just not worth getting myself right-side-up and jumping into the air."

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:17 PM

Get a tennis racket and swing for the fence.

Isente it baddemitton withe the birdees?? :)

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:21 AM

Well that's a relief, I thought this was going to be a Gregory Peck DTS thread.


Really? I drop this nugget out there and NO ONE runs with it? Really?


Sheesh....I gotta get some new material.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:32 AM

well - rod taylor and suzanne pleshette anyway

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:31 AM


I licke thisse oune bettere!!! :)

:)

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:14 AM


I'm constantly amused by peoples causes.
I need a cause I think.

You're probably doing your part when you're molesting some pussy.



How's the kitchen coming along?


Screwing is about the only hobby I can afford right now. No progress on the kitchen. I am broke as fuck tight now. Should be starting a kitchen remodel this week I'd the designer can get her shit together. Should be a decent enough job to get my ass back to zero. Once I rein in the failure of my business, I'll go back to throwing money back into the giant pit of dispair that is my house.

#37 Footlong

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

I can't believe how many of you look to kill god's creatures. Just amazes me.



Not killing, just molesting

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:22 PM



I licke thisse oune bettere!!! :)

:)


All well and good Snags.....but pales in comparison with this...



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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:03 AM


I mockingbird has decided my house is his house. He takes dive bomber runs on anyone that walks on my driveway or front lawn. I gotta get rid of him. Any ideas? Guns are out, I live very close to other houses.


It against federal law to molest songbirds.....You are warned.


There was no molestation, anything the happened was consensual and mutual.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:29 AM



I live in Tampa with my mom and dad.



I knew your were a Tampon. That is only way you can ever get close to some pussy!


He used to claim he lived in Palm Beach. Never takes long for the truth to come out.




That sentence is mutually exclusive. If they're God's creatures then all they're doing is returning 'em to God.


So you guys eat meat or vegetables for that matter???

Oh hell yes.
Which is just the point. Eat what you kill.


Mocking bird Under Glass?....

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:09 AM

Mocking bird Under Glass?....


Here's that pile of mosquitoes you swatted today, hon. I fried them in butter for you. We're almost out of butter, we'll have to kill another cow tomorrow.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:13 AM

Going to read that book again (+ the movie).

Should read it every decade (or more!). Keeps one's head screwed on straight.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:25 AM


It against federal law to molest songbirds.....You are warned.


Is it ok to mock them?

I love the video of that black cat.... you can just see what passes for a thought process in the feline mind. "Gee, that bird is annoying.... but not so annoying that I'd actually go to the effort of standing up, abandoning my spot in the sun, and walking over to the patio and lying under the table. And, yeah, while catching it would be satisfying, it's just not worth getting myself right-side-up and jumping into the air."


Back in Bama there was a Mockinbird that used to annoy the crap out of some poor cat. Everywhere that cat went, the bird dive bombed him, he got used to walking around with his head sort of low, but what you wrote is exactly what I thought ... that cat could have put one paw and one sharpened nail into the air and end it once and for all, that bird wouldn't have had a chance.

But it was apparently easier for the cat to just deal with constantly being dive-bombed.

I think Nacra is right, although it need not necessarily be a kill swing, just a tap. These birds have been left alone by us KFC-eating humans for so long that they have apparently convinced themselves that they are not the fragile little feather-dusters that Mother Nature made them to be. Around here, there are lots of Canadian Geese. They'll stand in front of the car on the road without worry, they'll run up to people and honk, basically making nuisances of themselves. But at any moment, they are one hand-swipe away from having their neck in fist. That would probably give them the human fear they apparently need. I stopped slowing down for them when they're in the road, lo and behold, they can move pretty fast when a ton-something truck is headed at them.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:59 PM

We raised Toulouse Geese for almost 20 years....they make great watchdogs...if there was something on the property day or night, they let us know.

Geese can be tenacious and terratorial, even if they know they have no chance of winning, something comes in their territory and usually they don't back off.



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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:19 PM

had an Osprey try to build a nest on my house, noisy dirty bird...

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:16 PM


I live in Tampa



I knew your were a Tampon. That is only way you can ever get close to some pussy!


I've asked a half dozen people about him - no one here has ever heard of him.




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