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Old 04-20-2010, 11:24 PM
 
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When I saw the post I thought by cat you meant mountian lions or bob cats, so I was going to post what we do to help keep them away when we go for walks in our neighborhood. But I see its housecats, I have no experience with those issues. Cats don't last around here unless they stay very close to home. They are coyote and mountian lion food.
Haha--we live in SoCal but own property in North Idaho. Our ID neighbor told us that all winter long she and her dogs had been stalked by a "big ol' tom," and I thought, big deal, I love cats! Until I realized she was talking about a mountain lion!
Squirrels can be downright vicious (and the flasher story is priceless!). We have a backyard full of them. Squirrels, I mean! And their cuteness is lost on our White Shepherd--she hates them, and will kill them whenever she gets a chance. Great White Hunter!
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:52 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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We got flashed by a squirrel. Laugh? I nearly wet myself.

Big city park, me and two very well trained dogs on leads. Squirrel is on the path directly ahead of us. Dogs go into stalking mode (they don't change their gait or alter their pace, but the whole body changes). Squirrel sees this and... and the wee bugger stood up on his hind legs while holding his front paws off to the side in perfect flasher style. All he was missing was the trench coat.

hahahahhahaaa..... thanks for the LOL chuckle this early Wednesday morning......
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:27 AM
 
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you see stray cats in downtown pittsburgh??

out in wilkinsburg (fairly urban suburb for those not from the area) i see strays all the time but they won't let themselves get anywhere near me or my dog. one cat we saw the other day did lie down in the middle of the street maybe 20 feet away from us but he didn't approach us or anything.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:42 AM
 
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you see stray cats in downtown pittsburgh??
I was in the park and neighborhood immediately near CCAC in North Side.

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out in wilkinsburg (fairly urban suburb for those not from the area) i see strays all the time but they won't let themselves get anywhere near me or my dog. one cat we saw the other day did lie down in the middle of the street maybe 20 feet away from us but he didn't approach us or anything.
The squirrels were a surprise, but the cat was a total shock!

I've never seen a cat act like that! Cats usually run away or lay at a distance like you described.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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I was in the park and neighborhood immediately near CCAC in North Side.


The squirrels were a surprise, but the cat was a total shock!

I've never seen a cat act like that! Cats usually run away or lay at a distance like you described.
There are a couple of cats like that in my neighborhood. They aren't strays - best I can figure, they are just really protective of their territory. They actually will stalk my dogs if we pass by one of their houses when we are out walking. Not sure what the cats plan to do if they 'catch' one of the dogs but, it is pretty amusing to watch.

As for the squirrels, there used to be one particular squirrel that lived in the tree in front of my apartment when I was still in NJ - I swear s/he waited there everyday for me to come out with the dogs so s/he could taunt them. Drove my Sibe absolutely crazy.
Seems like some of these critters have a bit more attitude than they used to
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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There are a couple of cats like that in my neighborhood. They aren't strays - best I can figure, they are just really protective of their territory. They actually will stalk my dogs if we pass by one of their houses when we are out walking. Not sure what the cats plan to do if they 'catch' one of the dogs but, it is pretty amusing to watch.

As for the squirrels, there used to be one particular squirrel that lived in the tree in front of my apartment when I was still in NJ - I swear s/he waited there everyday for me to come out with the dogs so s/he could taunt them. Drove my Sibe absolutely crazy.
Seems like some of these critters have a bit more attitude than they used to
Territorial ain't a strong enough word for some of them ...

Check out this declawed cat who treed a black bear:

Photo in the News: Cat Chases Bear Up Tree

BBC NEWS | Americas | Tabby cat terror for black bear

cat trees bear - Google Search
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Territorial ain't a strong enough word for some of them ...

Check out this declawed cat who treed a black bear:

Photo in the News: Cat Chases Bear Up Tree

BBC NEWS | Americas | Tabby cat terror for black bear

cat trees bear - Google Search
Priceless Thanks for the links.
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