Victoria, feral cats

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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by Mitch » 13 Oct 2016, 4:52 am

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Gwion wrote:Most places actually regulate that cats are to be desexed, kept inside at night and are not to leave the owners property. .


You surely cannot be serious ?


I think gwion is one the money.

I also firmly believe that you want a pet, contain it to your property. End of story, no whinging, your pet, your property, if it leaves your property, I'm more than happy for it to be shot/run over
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by deadkitty » 13 Oct 2016, 5:41 am

Sam45 wrote:I live in burbs and i'm surrounded by units. My cat trap has caught many a cat! It will continue to catch many a cat and I will continue to drop them off at the RSPCA where they can euthanize them for me. Native wildlife saved, killing machines gone. When I moved in here 18 months ago, I reckon there was about 2 dozen or more, some feral and some pets. All off to the RSPCA :thumbsup:

Could use the .22 with subs, a little risky i think :silent:


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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by Gwion » 15 Oct 2016, 5:45 pm

MR. WINCHESTER wrote:Oldbloke ...

It was Gwions use of the word 'most' .....that I struggled with.

I should have highlighted it.

( he probably should not have used it ! )

P.S. he's from 'down there', right ?

I / we, should cut the poor sod some slack ?


Haha...

Ok. So maybe not most, nut many. Most urban areas that share boundaries with state and national parks especially.

Cats are declared pest in Tas.
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by Oldbloke » 15 Oct 2016, 7:02 pm

MR. WINCHESTER wrote:
Gwion wrote:Most places actually regulate that cats are to be desexed, kept inside at night and are not to leave the owners property. .


You surely cannot be serious ?


Dont know about other states but I Victoria its councils (not all obviously) that require they be inside at night and on owners property. So its not well policed. Just a paper tiger.
Hunt safe, look after the bush & plug more pests. :thumbsup: Better to load on the mild side. :o The greatest invention in the history of man is beer. :drinks: "Often the written message doesn't convey all of the information"
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by Gwion » 15 Oct 2016, 8:26 pm

Oldbloke wrote:
MR. WINCHESTER wrote:
Gwion wrote:Most places actually regulate that cats are to be desexed, kept inside at night and are not to leave the owners property. .


You surely cannot be serious ?


Dont know about other states but I Victoria its councils (not all obviously) that require they be inside at night and on owners property. So its not well policed. Just a paper tiger.


Yep.
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by MR. WINCHESTER » 16 Oct 2016, 7:40 pm

^^^^

HEY ! That's my cat !!!

I've been looking for little 'Cha Cha' for ages.

Is she O.K. ?

When can I come pick her up ?

Please look after her until my arrival.

( she likes a tickle under her chin and a cheesy treat )

EDIT: What did you do with her collar ?
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by darwindingo » 16 Oct 2016, 9:32 pm

Don't worry MR. WINCHESTER, looks like little Cha Cha has been well taken care of.. :lol:

And bentaz.. Sure mate, ya daughters you say :P .... I believe you ;) :lol:

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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by Oldbloke » 16 Oct 2016, 10:13 pm

Another bad guy bites the dust. Did ya shoot him in the back or face him off.?
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by deadkitty » 17 Oct 2016, 5:37 am

Pink gun????, mmmmm dead cat?..... all is forgiven. Bunch of funny buggers in here....
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by albat » 24 Oct 2016, 4:04 pm

Went to a property last week near gympie qld the old fella who owns it gave us a run down on the place before shooting,he told us that in a certain area he often see's big black cats like puma size animals and often finds roos with the heads taken off scrathes up trees bigish paw prints in the mud had a bit of fright he reckons when he suprised one in the thick scrub so he goes tooled up "with a short barrel firearm" whenever on that part of the property spoke to a couple of other mates who have been there and they shot stuff only to go back next day to see heads missing? Anyone seen any "big cats" out there?.22 in the swag for a few nights ha ha
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by doc » 24 Oct 2016, 4:38 pm

Modena wrote:yes that may be so, my question was more around the "legal side" and whether they can actually be shot as pests. Seems things are perhaps a little grey, especially within "cat range" of a "domestic setting".


That's an interesting question - and not just cats, but dogs as well...

If there are dogs on your property - especially if there have been attacks on livestock I was always under the impression that it was legally fine to shoot them. (Not that I have, or have needed to). I'm not 100% sure, but I imagine cats would fall under a similar ruling (whatever it might be).

But after your question, and especially the bit about them not being considered pests - I have no idea where this legally falls under in state parks - especially if the animal belongs to someone else (domesticated dog or cat).
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by Ed9362 » 24 Oct 2016, 6:50 pm

All cats are feral, just some live in people houses.
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by Oldbloke » 24 Oct 2016, 6:58 pm

Must be heaps out in the bush. Almost every trip in the bush I smell Tom cats. Never see them though. Foxes too.
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by Oldbloke » 04 Aug 2017, 9:12 pm

Went to the local SF the other day. Had a walk and a bit of a whistle for foxes but nothing showed.
But on two separate locations about Km apart I could smell cats pee. This often happens but I never see the buggers and they won't come into the whistle. I look up trees too but don't see them. What's the secret?
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by Daddybang » 04 Aug 2017, 9:29 pm

Oldbloke wrote:Went to the local SF the other day. Had a walk and a bit of a whistle for foxes but nothing showed.
But on two separate locations about Km apart I could smell cats pee. This often happens but I never see the buggers and they won't come into the whistle. I look up trees too but don't see them. What's the secret?


I've always gone after cats at night. They seem to be easier to find. :drinks:
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by juststarting » 05 Aug 2017, 12:44 am

My oldest been learning about foxes in school and on a road trip, I was explaining to him what a feral cat is, how it's more or less the same as a fox, what he learned in school...

Driving through Philip Island caravan park, cat walks across the road. I try to accelerate, wifey tells me off (being in a caravan park and all), the cat runs off...

From the back I hear, with the same excited voice, that I get when I go shooting - "did you bring your gun daddy?"

f***ing proud father moment right there.
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by pomemax » 05 Aug 2017, 1:04 am

National declaration: feral cats as pests

At the Meeting of Environment Ministers (Melbourne, 15 July 2015), Ministers endorsed the National declaration of feral cats as pests . As part of this declaration, Ministers agreed to review arrangements within their respective jurisdictions and, where necessary, to remove unnecessary barriers to effective and humane control of feral cats. Ministers also agreed to consider feral cat management as a priority in threatened species recovery programs, and to pursue the development of a national best practice approach to the keeping of domestic cats.

National Declaration: Feral Cats as Pests (PDF - 17.03 KB) | (DOCX - 32.61 KB)
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Re: Victoria, feral cats

Post by darwindingo » 05 Aug 2017, 1:53 am

juststarting wrote:My oldest been learning about foxes in school and on a road trip, I was explaining to him what a feral cat is, how it's more or less the same as a fox, what he learned in school...

Driving through Philip Island caravan park, cat walks across the road. I try to accelerate, wifey tells me off (being in a caravan park and all), the cat runs off...

From the back I hear, with the same excited voice, that I get when I go shooting - "did you bring your gun daddy?"

f***ing proud father moment right there.


That's bloody GOLD...!!!!

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