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2013-07-02 05:24:57 PM
They're probably just pining for the fjords
 
2013-07-02 05:33:49 PM
No, no, they're uh,... they're resting
 
2013-07-02 05:35:52 PM
Eric, the half a parrot.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-07-02 05:46:08 PM
when a cat broke into a breeding enclosure in Tasmania and killed two of the them, officials confirmed. Speaking to the province's parliament, Environment Minister Brian Wightman said that the birds were found dead in May after the feline crawled through a hole in their enclosure, sending the parrots into a panic

I've always wondered one thing. How do "the officials" or local news hear about this kind of crap.

/Dammit, the cat ate the parakeets. Time to secure the cage, then get more.
//I just never understood this fluff story type of thing on the local news, then later on the internet. What do they do, run to pick up the phone to call channel 5 news because a local kid threw a snowball at them?
///Just asking.
////Besides, I'm in the mood to to use slashies
 
2013-07-02 06:44:27 PM
I hope this is the sequel to Rio
 
2013-07-02 06:45:59 PM
Are they ex-parrots?

/lovely plumage
 
2013-07-02 06:46:15 PM
It's time to pass a Dangerous Cat Breeds act and exterminate any cat that hunts in an uncontrolled fashion.
 
2013-07-02 06:47:13 PM

Copper Spork: It's time to pass a Dangerous Cat Breeds act and exterminate any cat that hunts in an uncontrolled fashion.


Well, that would be all of them, I think.
 
2013-07-02 06:48:12 PM
 
2013-07-02 06:48:45 PM
hey this thread kinda reminds of this old Monty Python sketch...
 
2013-07-02 06:49:46 PM

Pud: I've always wondered one thing. How do "the officials" or local news hear about this kind of crap.


I'm still trying to figure out how the cat "broke in."
 
2013-07-02 06:53:05 PM
i.qkme.me
/oblig?
 
2013-07-02 06:53:11 PM
Was present at the scene of the crime.
Link
 
2013-07-02 06:53:38 PM

Mentalpatient87: Pud: I've always wondered one thing. How do "the officials" or local news hear about this kind of crap.

I'm still trying to figure out how the cat "broke in."


Something something cat burglar.
 
2013-07-02 06:54:05 PM
t3.gstatic.com
haters gonna hate
 
2013-07-02 06:54:44 PM
So you're saying it wouldn't Voom if you put 4,000,000 volts through it.
 
2013-07-02 06:54:46 PM
img826.imageshack.us

Probably just need reinflating.
 
2013-07-02 06:55:06 PM
Extinction for these losers in the game of evolution is just that much closer now.
 
rpm
2013-07-02 06:55:37 PM

legion_of_doo: Copper Spork: It's time to pass a Dangerous Cat Breeds act and exterminate any cat that hunts in an uncontrolled fashion.

Well, that would be all of them, I think.


Really? Considering ours aren't let outside, I would say not.
 
2013-07-02 06:57:47 PM
www.allmystery.de
 
2013-07-02 06:58:13 PM
"Speaking to the province's parliament"

Except we have states and territories.
 
2013-07-02 06:59:17 PM
I just thought he was a quiet bird.
 
2013-07-02 06:59:48 PM
a cat broke into a breeding enclosure in Tasmania and killed two of the them

That's it. The English language is officially dead. Deader than Latin.
 
2013-07-02 06:59:48 PM
Kill the cat
 
2013-07-02 07:03:19 PM

BravadoGT: hey this thread kinda reminds of this old Monty Python sketch...


Which one?
 
2013-07-02 07:04:58 PM
And they discovered it when the cat presented the carcasses to them while looking quite proud of itself.
 
Skr
2013-07-02 07:13:31 PM
They look(ed) like cute little birds. Wonder if it would be possible to start a feral community of the buggers in the U.S.

Yes highly illegal and ecosystem ravaging, but science.
 
2013-07-02 07:16:06 PM
media.outsideonline.com
Remarkable bird, the Orange-Bellied Parrot. Beautiful plumage.
 
2013-07-02 07:17:53 PM

tinyarena: BravadoGT: hey this thread kinda reminds of this old Monty Python sketch...

Which one?


All of them but maybe this one.
 
2013-07-02 07:18:27 PM
How the hell BIG is this enclosure that it took 2 bloody days to find the CAT!
 
2013-07-02 07:18:58 PM

tinyarena: BravadoGT: hey this thread kinda reminds of this old Monty Python sketch...

Which one?


The silly one.
 
2013-07-02 07:19:03 PM
Monty Python is not funny.
 
2013-07-02 07:19:28 PM

rpm: legion_of_doo: Copper Spork: It's time to pass a Dangerous Cat Breeds act and exterminate any cat that hunts in an uncontrolled fashion.

Well, that would be all of them, I think.

Really? Considering ours aren't let outside, I would say not.


All breeds. Every feline species hunts, and quite a lot. It's kind of what they do, they've evolved to be really, really good at it.

And as much as people get worked up about outdoor cats killing things, you do realize that's how nature works, right? Shiatloads of songbirds living unmolested is not natural. Where there are shiatloads of small birds, chipmunks, mice and squirrels, there will be predators to eat them. We actually have a lot fewer predators than is appropriate for a natural balance, not too many. Yes, birds are cute. But they're prey. Cats of some variety are native to just about every terrestrial ecosystem on this planet (Australia being weird, of course), if you think humans bringing housecats along and letting those cats hunt is upsetting the natural order, you need to think again. Some variety of cat would be killing those birds regardless, because the general evolutionary form of "cat" has been pretty damn successful a predator in just about every size variant.

When they kill off an entire species for amusement, it's kind of sad, but that's how evolution works. If a predator happens into your colony of slow, flightless birds, as happens (might be a cat, might be a bigger bird that happens to fly by), Darwin takes what is his. Just like the birds that flew down and landed on the deck railing right in front of my plainly visible, waiting cat looking for some birdseed they spilled from the feeder. Plenty of birds visited that feeder and lived, because they weren't dumb enough to land a foot away from a highly conspicuous predator looking for a snack. The smarter ones lived, and bred. And you know what? It turns out songbirds breed fast, and there isn't a shortage of them.

If you have indoor cats because you live in an apartment or whatever, fine. But if you keep your cats from roaming outside because you have moral objections to the killing of chickadees, I suggest you get over yourself.

Please don't be offended, I have the opinion of vegetarians and animal rights people. So many of the people who preach to me on these subjects seem deeply uncomfortable with what nature actually is. There's a lot of killing and eating, and yes, animals die to provide snacks for other animals. I was raised camping and fishing quite a lot. I'm comfortable with that. Cats eat birds. And small snakes. And small rodents. And squirrels. And your toes. And donuts. It's not some strange behavior that must be controlled, it's life.
 
2013-07-02 07:19:38 PM
Picture of the cat's litter:

www.featurepics.com
 
2013-07-02 07:24:44 PM
There are house cats, and they stay in the house.

There are cats that go outdoors, and those are strays that go to the pound.
 
2013-07-02 07:26:39 PM
Now they're even rarer.
 
2013-07-02 07:26:49 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-02 07:27:56 PM

Mentalpatient87: Pud: I've always wondered one thing. How do "the officials" or local news hear about this kind of crap.

I'm still trying to figure out how the cat "broke in."


They thought it was gone, but it just wouldn't stay away.
 
2013-07-02 07:30:53 PM
Why was the cat holding those parrots to begin with?
 
2013-07-02 07:32:45 PM

Mentalpatient87: Pud: I've always wondered one thing. How do "the officials" or local news hear about this kind of crap.

I'm still trying to figure out how the cat "broke in."


Cats are squishy.

Seriously, they evolved very flexible skeletons pretty much entirely to do shiat like this.
 
2013-07-02 07:34:37 PM
They're just startled.
 
2013-07-02 07:46:15 PM

Pud: when a cat broke into a breeding enclosure in Tasmania and killed two of the them, officials confirmed. Speaking to the province's parliament, Environment Minister Brian Wightman said that the birds were found dead in May after the feline crawled through a hole in their enclosure, sending the parrots into a panic

I've always wondered one thing. How do "the officials" or local news hear about this kind of crap.

/Dammit, the cat ate the parakeets. Time to secure the cage, then get more.


Were you born this stupid or do you have to work at it?

Perhaps you are just a troll, and I am now going to make the mistake of feeding you.

These birds are extremely rare, as in there are way fewer of these birds alive in the world than there are pandas. This isn't your average parakeet was eaten by a cat story. Good luck with just "getting some more".

The parrots in the story were in a government run breeding facility, as are most of these particular birds, not in the care of your average pet owner who might go "oops, better get some more" when cat eats them. It was perfectly reasonable that the Environment Minister was required to confirm the deaths in Tasmanian Parliament, since the government is putting funds into the breeding program. It's also perfectly reasonable they would want to ensure it is being run properly.
 
2013-07-02 07:48:09 PM

Mentalpatient87: Pud: I've always wondered one thing. How do "the officials" or local news hear about this kind of crap.

I'm still trying to figure out how the cat "broke in."


they had thumbs...TSFW
 
2013-07-02 07:49:15 PM

Leo Bloom's Freakout: tinyarena: BravadoGT: hey this thread kinda reminds of this old Monty Python sketch...

Which one?

The silly one.


Its
 
2013-07-02 07:50:03 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Picture of the cat's litter:

[www.featurepics.com image 449x299]


you magnificent bastard
 
2013-07-02 07:50:25 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Picture of the cat's litter:

[www.featurepics.com image 449x299]


Okay, that's some funny shiat right there.
 
2013-07-02 07:51:46 PM
Tweety incosol...inconso...incom...
SAD!


/that's all folks
 
2013-07-02 08:04:20 PM

some_beer_drinker: [t3.gstatic.com image 287x175]
haters gonna hate


t3.gstatic.com

I love that cat.  Let it kill all the pigeons it wants to.

/hate pigeons but don't want them extinct.
//if they're extinct, what am I going to feed the cyanide coated peanuts to when I go to the park next spring?
 
2013-07-02 08:16:33 PM

Dadoody: Kill the cat


I'm sure it was dealt with in a fair an equitable manner considering the nature of the offense.
 
2013-07-02 08:19:39 PM

cptjeff: rpm: legion_of_doo: Copper Spork: It's time to pass a Dangerous Cat Breeds act and exterminate any cat that hunts in an uncontrolled fashion.

Well, that would be all of them, I think.

Really? Considering ours aren't let outside, I would say not.

All breeds. Every feline species hunts, and quite a lot. It's kind of what they do, they've evolved to be really, really good at it.

And as much as people get worked up about outdoor cats killing things, you do realize that's how nature works, right? Shiatloads of songbirds living unmolested is not natural. Where there are shiatloads of small birds, chipmunks, mice and squirrels, there will be predators to eat them. We actually have a lot fewer predators than is appropriate for a natural balance, not too many. Yes, birds are cute. But they're prey. Cats of some variety are native to just about every terrestrial ecosystem on this planet (Australia being weird, of course), if you think humans bringing housecats along and letting those cats hunt is upsetting the natural order, you need to think again. Some variety of cat would be killing those birds regardless, because the general evolutionary form of "cat" has been pretty damn successful a predator in just about every size variant.

When they kill off an entire species for amusement, it's kind of sad, but that's how evolution works. If a predator happens into your colony of slow, flightless birds, as happens (might be a cat, might be a bigger bird that happens to fly by), Darwin takes what is his. Just like the birds that flew down and landed on the deck railing right in front of my plainly visible, waiting cat looking for some birdseed they spilled from the feeder. Plenty of birds visited that feeder and lived, because they weren't dumb enough to land a foot away from a highly conspicuous predator looking for a snack. The smarter ones lived, and bred. And you know what? It turns out songbirds breed fast, and there isn't a shortage of them.

If you have indoor cats because ...


You have zero clue about how nature works. Shame, all those bits wasted on nonsense.

LOL @ "derr evolution is wut happens when humans introduce invasive species"

I'm still waiting for cats to evolve to avoid my yard.  I've bagged upwards of a dozen over the past few years.
 
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