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Hey Libs: Give A Poor Wildcat A Home!

By Greg L | 27 June 2008 | Virginia Politics | 29 Comments

Oh, the poor feral cats!  Those poor, nasty, aggressive and thoroughly problematic wild animals that had infested the new location of the Fox affiliate in Richmond.  Instead of being lovingly brought in by the Richmond SPCA and offered to unsuspecting victims as adoptive pets, they were bulldozed by a pest control company.  Liberals, who probably have never experienced the joy of encountering feral cats, are utterly horrified.  I, on the other hand, am just in awe of the creativity this company displayed while providing such a valuable service to the community.  A Bulldozer.  I would have never come up with that one. 

I grew up in dairy farm country in upstate New York.  Every farmer in the area seemed to have a herd of cats that roamed the barns and were a natural pest control solution.  These were more livestock than pets, but because they were in frequent contact with farmworkers, they weren’t particularly troublesome and sometimes would even accept some petting.  Seeing not terribly social cats around a dairy farm was common, and no one thought much about it.

Then the family-owned dairy farms started folding in New York, for a variety of reasons that included wholesale milk prices falling and a crushing level of tax increases that the state enacted.  The equipment and livestock was auctioned off, and these farms were pretty much abandoned.  No one lined up to buy a bunch of cats, and the sheer numbers of these — there would often be twenty or more on a good-sized farm — meant that a lot of these got abandoned also.  They hung around the barns for a while, until the last corn, silage and grain scattered around was consumed by rodents.  The rodents moved on, and then without anything to eat, these cats set out on their own, into the fields and woods.  These were the same fields and woods that we played in as kids, and hunted in for deer, pheasant, ducks, and geese when we were old enough to get a hunting license.

So I ran into these feral cats all the time.  What a nasty, agressive, thoroghly disturbing creature a wildcat is.  They raided our garbage cans, attacked our pets, threatened people walking in the woods, and were well beyond nuisance.  Wildcats are a scourge.  We shot them on sight, as we did with feral dogs that would sometimes pack up and start taking livestock from the remaining farms.  Feral dogs were usually pretty secretive and stayed away from people, so the only incentive to control that population were the bounties that the county paid on carcasses.  With feral cats, no bounty was required.  We were inspired to eradicate them because of their behavior.

I can only imagine what a whole colony of these things would have been like.  Now I suppose it’s possible to try to get animal control folks to wander into such a place and try to humanely capture dozens of nasty, snarling, agressive wildcats intent on biting and scratching them, but I can’t imagine anyone who would be willing to do so.  This ain’t fluffy, who along with his fifty buddies is holed up in some old lady’s house turning it into a disaster (I’ve been there, done that, and those cats aren’t all that troublesome if you can stand the stench).  These are wild animals protecting their turf and their offspring, in number, and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near such a place without a flamethrower.

Since deploying flamethrowers in the City of Richmond isn’t quite legal, nor is it likely that the tied and true method of using a .22 rifle would be tolerated by city denizens, heavy equipment is an utterly brilliant solution to the problem.  City folks aren’t unaccustomed to construction equipment rattling their senses, and it sure does get the job done.  Just ask the soldiers who employed Combat Engineer Vehicles that sport a plow to bulldoze Iraqi soldiers holed up in trenches rather than go toe-to-toe at close range with bayonets and grenades during Desert Storm.  If it’s good enough to use against enemy soldiers, it’s darned well good enough to use against a colony of wildcats, and it’s probably a lot less disturbing to neighbors than having gunfire ring out for a good part of the day outside of July 4th.

Of course the liberals are aghast.  I guess they haven’t ever encountered feral cats before.  If they’re all that concerned about them, I’m sure that where there’s some, there are inevitably more, and they can go root around Richmond for all the feral cats that they can possibly take in.  Have at it liberals, take ‘em in.  Save the poor wildcats.  When they do so though, I’d suggest they wear a facemask and a cup.  Feral cats like to go after your eyes and your gonads.  It would be a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate just how painful stupidity can be.

Wildcats make just about as good a housepet at this guy.  I encourage all of the liberals screaming bloody murder here to un-stupidify themselves as soon as they can by finding a feral cat and taking it into their home.

UPDATE: Yes, readers, the picture above of the “lost cat” is actually a possum (or opossum, if you prefer), and not a cat.  Duh.  This poster apparently appeared in a store window in some obviously urban venue last year, demonstrating how stupidity can sometimes be somewhat painful.

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  1. Johnson said on 27 Jun 2008 at 1:10 pm:
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    Here, kitty, kitty…

  2. Che' said on 27 Jun 2008 at 1:19 pm:
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    I’m waiting with baited breath for Krusty’s take on this one. She probably had a feral cat as a pet when she was young….

  3. Lefty said on 27 Jun 2008 at 1:27 pm:
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    I hate slow newsdays.

  4. Tyler Durden said on 27 Jun 2008 at 1:28 pm:
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    Damn. I coulda made throw rugs outta them and sold them to fat broads.

  5. BattleCat said on 27 Jun 2008 at 1:34 pm:
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    Hey Now, WTF?

  6. es_la_ley said on 27 Jun 2008 at 1:36 pm:
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    Ha ha! Catch a sack full of those little darlings and turn them loose in a dog show! }:-)

    I remember a similar situation where it was packs of feral dogs living around a landfill. The ‘dump’ was rural and not organized like the one here in PWC, and the dogs were considered vermin and “fair game”. One really had to be armed to go there. If a pack saw you, YOU were the game.

    There was a legion of lefty loons that didn’t like the idea of folks shooting those “poor dogs” so they thought they’d try to catch and relocate them. Didn’t work out very well. :-)

  7. KP said on 27 Jun 2008 at 1:54 pm:
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    Chew toys for a Doberman. Football practice with a chipper-shredder.

  8. KP said on 27 Jun 2008 at 2:09 pm:
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    Tastes like chicken.

  9. mnd said on 27 Jun 2008 at 2:50 pm:
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    A Rachel Corrie on cats… I’m surprised the cats stayed still.

  10. jfk said on 27 Jun 2008 at 2:56 pm:
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    Anyone have a good story of being chased by a pack of feral cats? I love those Field and Stream “This happened to me” survival stories.

  11. Krutis said on 27 Jun 2008 at 3:29 pm:
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    Greg is on his regular pre-weekend jag again.

    I have a wonderful little book titled:

    “100 uses for a dead cat”

    It’s in the guest room - not always appreciated by the occupants, though. I think it’s hilarious> Really!

  12. Dolph said on 27 Jun 2008 at 3:51 pm:
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    I think the thread and accompanying picture is Greg’s way of saying how much he believes in evolution. Imagine, a feral cat turning into a possom!

    Feral cats do go for eyes each and every time. Dogs are particularly vulnerable.

  13. Anonymous said on 27 Jun 2008 at 5:16 pm:
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    Che’ said on 27 Jun 2008 at 1:19 pm:
    I’m waiting with baited breath for Krusty’s take on this one. She probably had a feral cat as a pet when she was young….

    Don’t get too close to Krutis’ cat (especially with baited breath.) :)

  14. James Young said on 27 Jun 2008 at 5:19 pm:
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    Krutis beat me to the punch. Some of are old enough to remember that little classic!

  15. Michael said on 27 Jun 2008 at 7:02 pm:
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    Do any of you, including Greg not know that the animal in the picture to the right is NOT a cat? It is an Oppossum, a cornered one (probably by a dog at night when the picture was snapped) whose next defense is to play dead.

    Also a WILDCAT (Silvesteris) is very similar to the indigenous “lynx” and “bobcat” members of the cat family, all are nocturnal and a pest (if at all) only to farmers with small farm animals exposed to the elements, and not a common food source for “lynx’s or bobcats, or even wildcats whose main diet is “wild” rodents, voles, moles and field mice, like owls, foxes, and other more “acceptable” wildlife. Shooting “feral” cats that get loose, actually also included mistaken bobcats and rare lynx’s shot so often by mistake as a “wildcat” by uneducated country “hunters”, whose cat pelt, wildcat and bobcat pelts makes country boys some money, as “domestic” cat pelts were bought for $5.00 a pelt when I last checked, simply because they were “wild”, not because they killed anything a farmer wouldn’t want killed (like mice, voles and moles).

    This is the stupidity of country “legends and beliefs”, held in high esteem without any real Facts behind it.

    If the animals are out of control, put them to sleep with tranquilizers like every other domestic animal left without an owner. I think bulldozing though creative and less expensive might be a bit over the top in cruelty to even “wild” animals.


  16. Michael said on 27 Jun 2008 at 7:06 pm:
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    I guess my comment about the “cat” in the picture on the right actually being an OPPOSSUM went into “standby” for a spam check because 3 “links” were in it, oh well, who cares.

  17. Michael said on 27 Jun 2008 at 7:07 pm:
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    Sorry Dolph, didn’t see your post! I guess you were smart enough to figure that one out too.

  18. Michael said on 27 Jun 2008 at 7:08 pm:
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    Good job Flipper!

  19. anon in dale city said on 27 Jun 2008 at 7:10 pm:
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    There are more than 90 million pet cats in the U.S., the majority of which roam outside at least part of the time. In addition, millions of stray and feral cats roam our cities, suburbs, and rural areas. Scientists estimate that free-roaming cats kill hundreds of millions of birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians each year. Cat predation is an added stress to wildlife populations already struggling to survive habitat loss, pollution, pesticides, and other human impacts (see: Domestic Cat Predation On Birds And Other Wildlife). Free-roaming cats are also exposed to injury, disease, parasites, getting hit by cars, or becoming lost, stolen, or poisoned. Millions of domestic cats are euthanized each year because there are not enough homes for them. Cats can also transmit diseases and parasites such as rabies, cat-scratch fever, and toxoplasmosis to other cats, wildlife or people (see: The Great Outdoors Is No Place For Cats).

    From the Cats Indoors campaign


    Cats are killers and are mid-level predators. Being as we have gotten rid of the top level predators it’s actually environmentally correct to take that role and thin out the cats.

  20. Mr. Anon said on 27 Jun 2008 at 9:14 pm:
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    The fact that it’s an opossum IS the joke! It really didn’t need to be explained. I think most of us got it, except for Michael and Dolph. They seem to think they discovered a mistake by Greg and had to explain things to us.

  21. BattleCat said on 27 Jun 2008 at 10:27 pm:
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    I find this thread racist :)

  22. Dave in PWC said on 27 Jun 2008 at 11:24 pm:
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    They should have just called the nearest Chinese food place to take care of the cats.

  23. madmom said on 28 Jun 2008 at 12:22 am:
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    My sister got cat scratch fever. Had to cut a big knot out of her neck..
    MEEE owwwwww.

  24. MdMan said on 28 Jun 2008 at 7:58 am:
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    What a bunch of pussys!

  25. Taco Truck Ted Tickled Pink said on 28 Jun 2008 at 11:12 am:
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    BattleCat said on 27 Jun 2008 at 10:27 pm:
    I find this thread racist

    Wittiest post of the week!

  26. jz said on 29 Jun 2008 at 10:54 am:
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    give all the cats to the fat broads, they could use them to keep all the illegal aliens they are harboring some companionship. give them to eric byler, I’m shure he has more than a few cats hanging around his house that could use some more company.

  27. Jay Norton said on 30 Jun 2008 at 9:03 am:
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    Something in the news report bothers me. The representative of the SPCA said that the cats would be captured, spayed and neutered, and returned to their habitat. Does that mean that Fox 35 can’t use that property?

    If this is true, it is insane and something needs to be done about the animal rights laws. It is time for people with common sense to stop just observing and commenting.

  28. That Angry Guy said on 1 Jul 2008 at 11:37 pm:
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    Uh, Greg. That picture is a joke, you know. You must be the most gullible person on the face of the earth. Would you be interested in purchasing a very fine bridge from me?

  29. Anonymous said on 3 Jul 2008 at 3:42 pm:
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    jz said on 29 Jun 2008 at 10:54 am:
    give all the cats to the fat broads, they could use them to keep all the illegal aliens they are harboring some companionship.

    For heaven’s sake don’t do that. They will eat them.

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