bob day wrote:My rodent control is black snakes, and i get pissed as hell when the neighbors cats come over here and kill baby black snakes. her cats are well fed and don't need the food, so they can afford to leave the snakes lying where they kill them. I'm not sure if that is the reason I saw a copperhead for the first time in 15 years since black snakes also control the more poisonous varieties.
I do have lots of black snakes, but most of the cat and dog people have copperheads
Jess Dee wrote:I would prefer that the cats not kill birds, but I would be pretty hesitant to put any sort of collar on them. The breakaway ones that are safe don't last long, and the ones that don't break run a pretty high risk of strangling the cat if it catches on something. I can't tell from the photo whether that colorful collar would be safe or not, but it's big enough to catch on stuff, for sure.
Owen Washburn wrote:The key is, once you get a good one, you need to get one little one every few years and have them protege, that way you always have a solid mouser on duty.
My two cents.
That's my roommate. He's kinda weird, but he always pays his half of the rent. And he gave me this tiny ad:
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