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  Reply # 752121 28-Jan-2013 17:51
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LookingUp: Having lived with various cats during my first 40+ years I can't remember any of them bringing a penguin home. 


Perhaps the penguin was the species that features here?

http://www.happyplace.com/8994/best-instances-of-shamefully-misidentifying-a-Facebook-photo/page/2





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  Reply # 752193 28-Jan-2013 19:15
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LookingUp: Having lived with various cats during my first 40+ years I can't remember any of them bringing a penguin home. 


Perhaps the penguin was the species that features here?

http://www.happyplace.com/8994/best-instances-of-shamefully-misidentifying-a-Facebook-photo/page/2



Haha - from the same site, maybe it was this cat that got the penguins?





Things are LookingUp....  A photo from my back yard :-)
http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u141-rodm.html 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 752202 28-Jan-2013 19:23
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I just asked a cat. It wants Gareth Morgan dead......





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  Reply # 753547 30-Jan-2013 22:52
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Bob Kerridge firmly rebuts Gareth Morgan's views... and points out why they are dangerous.

http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Bob-Kerridge-replies-to-Gareth-Morgans-challenge/tabid/506/articleID/33111/Default.aspx



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  Reply # 753550 30-Jan-2013 22:54
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I think I might get some extra cats and call them Gareth and Morgan!





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  Reply # 753580 31-Jan-2013 02:03
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My next door neighbor had a pet Rat. It regularly got away from their property. It would climb the trees on my section and kill chicks which obviously cut down the long term survival rate for those birds. After all if they only produced eggs once or twice a year it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that the bird population will soon be devastated. The other thing it would do is get into my garage where I was storing a lounge suit and tore up the fabric ruining it as well as other items. Some things were more of a nuisance value, digging up my garden, cr*pping in it. Eventually the owners would come looking for it or it'd find its way home. Really though you'd think they'd keep control of it.

Oh sorry theres a Typo. I said Rat instead of Cat. Same difference! You wouldn't let a rat wonder around the neighborhood doing those sort of things, so why do let your cat. Of course a lot of cat owners are totally selfish and just don't care!

If you are a selfish cat owner... You know who you are! The very least you could do is put a bell that works on your cats collar. This has proven to cut down on at least some of your cats destruction.

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  Reply # 753615 31-Jan-2013 08:38
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I'm waiting for the first entrepreneur to turn up on Gareth's doorstep with a ute-load of dead cats to collect his $5/head bounty.

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  Reply # 753619 31-Jan-2013 08:41
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At the end of the day, I prefer cats to birds.

Any bird that cannot survive by adapting will die out other than on islands or in the zoo. That bothers me not at all to be honest.

Maybe we can get some more interesting birds in then - there is a big shortage of interesting raptors here for a start. Golden Eagles down south would be brilliant.





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  Reply # 753622 31-Jan-2013 08:43
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Geektastic:
Maybe we can get some more interesting birds in then - there is a big shortage of interesting raptors here for a start. Golden Eagles down south would be brilliant.

Maybe a Jurassic park rebuild of Moas and Haast's Eagle!

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  Reply # 753626 31-Jan-2013 08:45
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BlueShift:
Geektastic:
Maybe we can get some more interesting birds in then - there is a big shortage of interesting raptors here for a start. Golden Eagles down south would be brilliant.

Maybe a Jurassic park rebuild of Moas and Haast's Eagle!


Well eventually that might happen.

Ospreys on our lakes would be a sight too. Fiordland would be a great place for mountain lions or lynx etc .





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  Reply # 753629 31-Jan-2013 08:48
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So Bob Kerridge admits on the radio last night that they take stray cats, neuter them, release them again and feed them... Really? How stupid...

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  Reply # 753631 31-Jan-2013 08:49
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BlueShift: I'm waiting for the first entrepreneur to turn up on Gareth's doorstep with a ute-load of dead cats to collect his $5/head bounty.


Out here in the countryside many of the locals shoot them if they don't have collars on.

Reminds me of when they used to give bounty for rats in the UK in the 40's and 50's. A long ago ex-girlfriend's father told me that as a boy he used to shoot rats with his airgun and take the tails to collect the bounty. They then found that the Council wallah in charge just threw the tails in a bin outside his office. They then started emptying his bin and claiming the bounty again...!





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  Reply # 753632 31-Jan-2013 08:49
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Geektastic:
BlueShift:
Geektastic:
Maybe we can get some more interesting birds in then - there is a big shortage of interesting raptors here for a start. Golden Eagles down south would be brilliant.

Maybe a Jurassic park rebuild of Moas and Haast's Eagle!


Well eventually that might happen.

Ospreys on our lakes would be a sight too. Fiordland would be a great place for mountain lions or lynx etc .


Yes, they can hunt the Fiordland Moose.

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  Reply # 753641 31-Jan-2013 08:58
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Geektastic: At the end of the day, I prefer cats to birds.

Any bird that cannot survive by adapting will die out other than on islands or in the zoo. That bothers me not at all to be honest.

Maybe we can get some more interesting birds in then - there is a big shortage of interesting raptors here for a start. Golden Eagles down south would be brilliant.


Maybe us born and bred in NZ (or call us Kiwi's if you like) much prefer our native species, which are also part of our culture to introduced pests and are very interested in keeping it that way. And some people from not around here, don't.

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