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      05-20-2009 02:37 AM #1
      One has moved in near my house. It screams/screeches. Wakes up neighbors' and our dogs. Its like having a small animal screaming and dying outside your window. Its 1:36am, how do I kill it?
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    2. 05-20-2009 03:05 AM #2
      JDAM.... or pellet gun, whatever. Call animal control. F***ers are annoying as hell.

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      05-20-2009 09:28 AM #4
      Get one of those catch-and-release cages?

      Hmmm...looked them up; I guess they're less cat than I thought. From the size, it looks like you'll need more than a pellet gun; .22 at least.

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      05-20-2009 09:57 AM #5
      I thought you were talking about a real "cat" and was going to say call animal control. Google is great- im not too into killing animals myself, however I would not stand for something like that. A .22 would do the job quickly, however if you put some paintballs near it- maybe hit it once I dont think it would stick around.

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      05-20-2009 10:29 AM #6
      That is the first time I've ever heard of such an animal.

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      05-20-2009 11:54 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by euclid »
      That is the first time I've ever heard of such an animal.

      Same here. They look kinda cute, but that sound is awful.


    8. 05-20-2009 12:56 PM #8
      I had never heard of that animal until now.

      When I heard its call I couldn't help but laugh. It's a bizarre sound.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...lated


    9. 05-20-2009 01:32 PM #9
      Take off and nuke it from orbit. Its the only way to be sure...

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      05-20-2009 03:38 PM #10
      No guns I need a liscense for. Not 21 and I live in MA. Trying to do this cheaply.

      Dunno what game there is for it to hunt, this is suburbia.

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    11. 05-20-2009 04:06 PM #11
      See if you can find a trapper around you. I'd bet they'd get decent money for the pelt, so they'd be willing to help you out.

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      05-20-2009 05:31 PM #12
      what about a paintball gun with pepperballs? won't kill it, but it might motivate it to set up shop elsewhere.

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      05-21-2009 01:14 AM #13
      Peanut butter and rat poison/antifreeze usually works fine.

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      05-21-2009 03:15 AM #14
      If it's out in the open maybe try hitting it with a large rock? haha

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      05-21-2009 11:10 AM #15
      Where you see it hanging out go out there when he isnt home and mess the area up. usually the smell of human scent is enough to make him leave but you can give him some motovation. Otherwise listerine I hear pisses animals off.
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      05-21-2009 03:30 PM #16
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      How do I kill a Fisher Cat?

      Take away its rod and reel and let it starve..?

      It seems the government is currently saying, "While we're conducting this unspecified, unwarranted surveillance, we're totally thinking about how to not violate the 4th Amendment that we're currently violating. Because terrorism."

    17. 05-21-2009 04:41 PM #17
      Maybe get your local government to make them illegal? That should get rid of them.

      Oh, and here is what we're talking about:


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      05-21-2009 05:11 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by vincentobrien »
      I had never heard of that animal until now.

      When I heard its call I couldn't help but laugh. It's a bizarre sound.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...lated

      That is bizzare.

      I too have never heard of this thing before.

      I'd look up the local laws first, get a copy, then either trap or just kill it. Me + not enough sleep makes me angry


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      05-21-2009 06:10 PM #19
      Capture it and become... THE BEAST MASTER!!!!

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      05-21-2009 07:54 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by wav3form »
      Capture it and become... THE BEAST MASTER!!!!


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      05-22-2009 09:47 AM #21
      Here are a couple of articles I saved from several years ago ...

      Tuesday, November 15, 2005

      Fishers clawing way back in area

      Many small pets falling prey to the cat

      By John Dignam TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
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      Wildlife officials report that fishers are common in many areas of the state.
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      Wildlife officials report that fishers are common in many areas of the state.
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      SOUTHBRIDGE— “The days of just opening the back door and letting your cat or dog out are gone,” Animal Control Officer Sandra L. Provost says. “If you care for your pets, keep them inside.”

      Those pets, especially cats, could fall prey to coyotes or, increasingly, fishers, also known as fisher cats.

      Ms. Provost believes the return of the fisher is playing a role in the town’s missing cats.

      “Absolutely,” she said. “They’re here, they’re in town, and they’re walking off with people’s pets.”

      Although pet cats are not licensed here and records are not kept on reports of missing felines, Ms. Provost estimates about 50 cats have disappeared over the past three or four years.

      “And I’m getting a lot more calls recently,” she said.

      Both the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Massachusetts Audubon Society report that fishers are common in many areas of the state and that reports of them in populated areas are increasing.

      “They’re not a problem unless you’re an outdoor cat or a small mammal,” said Linda Cocca of the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

      She said fishers, coyotes and great horned owls prey on cats and, occasionally, small dogs, as well as other small mammals.

      She noted that automobiles, too, take a toll on cats and dogs.

      “We get a lot of calls from Weston … and two years ago a man sent me a photo of a fisher cat in a tree in Brookline,” said Ms. Cocca, wildlife information coordinator for the society.

      “I suspect it’s just as easy for them to get food — mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks — in populated areas as it is in areas where there aren’t a lot of people,” Ms. Cocca said.

      Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife biologist Bridgett McAlice said people who let their cats roam free are “putting them in the food chain.”

      She said fishers “will eat anything,” including squirrels, rabbits, birds and eggs and that they will raid chicken coops.

      Fishers are not members of the cat family, according to information from Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

      They are the second largest member of the weasel family in Massachusetts; only the river otter is larger. The weasel family also includes mink and skunks. Fishers are 32 to 40 inches long, with 12- to 16-inch tails and long, slender bodies and short legs, according to the two organizations.

      The animals live in trees, like forested areas, don’t like open areas and are not susceptible to rabies.

      Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife recommends that people secure trash, garbage, compost and pet food, all of which fisher cats and other wildlife will eat. It also notes that while fishers don’t eat bird seed that people put out, they do eat the small mammals the seed attracts.

      Fisher cats were driven out of the Northeast in the 1700s and 1800s because of land clearing and trapping.

      According to the Massachusetts Audubon Society, logging companies reintroduced fisher cats in northern New England in the 1950s to target porcupines, which were eating seedlings. The fisher cat is the only animal known to deliberately prey on porcupines.

      The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection started reintroducing fisher cats in Connecticut in 1988. It sold wild turkeys that had been trapped for release in Maine and used the reimbursement to buy fisher cats that had been caught by trappers in New Hampshire and Vermont.

      Ms. Provost said she sighted her first fisher cat four or five years ago and has seen them a half dozen times since in various areas of town.

      She said the animals are solitary, elusive and rarely seen.

      “Wildlife is learning to live with us a lot quicker than we’re learning to live with them,” said Ms. Provost, who noted that bobcats and bears also have been spotted here and that a few years ago she was called to pick up a wolf that had been hit by a car on Stafford Street in Charlton.

      Ms. Cocca said the Audubon Society has gotten a lot of calls recently about fisher cats, often from people who have seen the animal but didn’t know what it was.

      She said she was unaware of any reports of the animals threatening humans, but noted that as with all wildlife, people should “kind of back off” if they find themselves near them.

      “They (fisher cats) just want to get away and are perfectly happy to run up a tree.”

      Connecticut started a regulated trapping season for fisher cats this year. The animals can be trapped in Massachusetts from Nov. 1 to Nov. 22.

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      Monday, October 31, 2005

      Fisher cats endanger outdoor pets in R.I.

      THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

      WESTERLY, R.I.— Mike Andreozzi had just stepped outside to check on his family’s beloved Pomeranian when he saw what appeared to be a large cat grab it from his lawn.

      He has since learned that the little dog was probably taken by a fisher cat. Fishers, which are actually members of the weasel family, are becoming more common in Westerly and other populated areas of western Rhode Island.

      Fishers nearly died out in the 1800s after forests were cleared and they were hunted for fur. But reforestation allowed them to repopulate southern New England, according to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Then, as natural habitats were developed, they moved into areas with more people.

      Animal Control Officer Thomas Gulluscio said he has received numerous calls about fishers as well as coyotes. Residents have found the half-eaten carcasses of two dogs, and some reported losing sheep.

      Fishers can grow as large as 12 pounds and 40 inches long. Hard to spot because they can climb trees, they emit a sound that reminds some people of a baby’s cry.

      People should not let their pets out alone or leave garbage or food where wild animals can get it, officers say.

      Because fishers are a protected species, they cannot be hunted. However, Rhode Island law allows homeowners to kill them to protect domestic pets, livestock and property. The dead animal must be turned over to the state Division of Fish and Wildlife.


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      05-23-2009 03:11 PM #22
      honestly. if i were my job to eliminate one of those things i'd use a suppressed 9mm. Jacketed Hollow Points would do the trick.

      *SNAP* *SNAP* and no more Fisher Cat!

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      05-23-2009 05:19 PM #23
      check with local fish and game. here in NH they are protected.

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      05-24-2009 03:20 AM #24
      Call Chuck Norris.
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    25. 05-24-2009 06:00 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by flygliii »
      Call Chuck Norris.

      There is no such thing as extinction...only a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live..


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      05-24-2009 03:02 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by Das Kraut »
      There is no such thing as extinction...only a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live..

      Chuck doesn't need a license or a gun to hunt animals...his stare is so hard they die instantly.

      EDIT: I sort of just came up with that...

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    27. 05-26-2009 01:49 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by Elbows »
      Take off and nuke it from orbit. Its the only way to be sure...

      Quote, originally posted by dubraycer36 »
      Nuke the site from orbit....It's the only way to be sure.

      Really?

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    28. 05-26-2009 02:05 PM #28
      You should nuke it from orbit, its... oh...

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