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(Bay News 9)   Couple calls 911 after being trapped inside a room by their cat. This is not a repeat from a couple of months ago   (baynews9.com) divider line 162
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2014-07-08 09:48:55 PM  

Confabulat: What a ferocious Russian Blue might look like:

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awwww

"Blyet

, I haz cheezburger sichass, sukha."

-- from a cat with a cauliflower nose, shaven head and a big chest tattoo of the Virgin Mary smoking a cigarette and cradling an AK
 
2014-07-08 10:03:24 PM  

Seraphym: forgotmydamnusername: LowbrowDeluxe: powhound: I don't understand this. It's a cat. What's next, being terrorized by gerbils?

All I can say is, try it sometime.  My ex-wife had a feral rescue that was fine for years, then got knocked up (I know, I know).  Soon as she had the kittens she reverted to feral hard.  Cats are no joke when they're seriously willing to fark you up but you don't want to do the same.

There's your problem. I no longer have the hand speed to knock a hostile animal into next week without getting the shiat bit out of me, but I do have a .44 magnum that will blow a cat in half. No reason why I should put up with that bullshiat from a cat, or from anything else, really. Neither should you.

Rocco?

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So the question you have to ask yourself is, 'do I feel lucky?'  Well, do you, Tiddles?
 
2014-07-08 11:46:55 PM  

fusillade762: Radioactive Ass: gfid: I'm a firm believer in the theory that if you treat an animal well it won't go batshiat crazy.

As a general rule I would agree with you. But then again there are humans that you can treat well AND try to reason with who are still batshiat crazy. Why would an animal be any different if not worse? After all, you can't reason with an animal, especially when it's main goal is to claw your eyes out.

Can animals be psychopaths?


If humans can be it would actually make more sense if animals can be than can't be.  Just be definition, if there's one dog or cat out there just not wired right, there can by psychopathic dogs or cats.  Just one makes it possible.

It seems unlikely with the billions of animals on this planet that none are just mentally defective.  Look at how inbred some pets are.
 
2014-07-09 02:29:30 AM  
forgotmydamnusername: There's your problem. I no longer have the hand speed to knock a hostile animal into next week without getting the shiat bit out of me, but I do have a .44 magnum that will blow a cat in half. No reason why I should put up with that bullshiat from a cat, or from anything else, really. Neither should you.

Good luck trying to hit the damn thing. If you can't knock it into next week it isn't going to stand around waiting for you to shoot it, either.

FYI, I hate mice and snakes, but a gun isn't the tool to take care of either of them.
 
2014-07-09 04:18:40 AM  

Gramma: I am going to feed him to the dogs one day. Soon.


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2014-07-09 04:34:48 AM  

CADMonkey79: karmachameleon: The dead giveaway of the feline ignorant - and all you guys do this - is the talk of merely grabbing it and throwing it. rofl...not happening

karmachameleon: The very best thing to do when faced with a furious cat and no protection at your disposal is to wade right in, take your bites and scratches, and grab it by the scruff of the neck with one hand and the hind legs with the other, and hold on tight.

So it's possible to grab it and hold on to it but impossible to grab it and throw it?


Bolded the relevant qualifier here.  Sure it's possible.  But it isn't easy or casual.  And if they bolt, then yeah, it's just impossible.  You aren't as fast and agile as a cat.
 
2014-07-09 04:49:21 AM  

happydude45: karmachameleon: gfid: That said, I've seen cats in batshiat crazy mode. It's different than play-fighting. It's a farking cat - probably weighs less than 15 pounds - pick it up and take a few scratches and control it.

It's so obvious which of you are not cat owners.  What, you think it sits there and just swats its claws while you can reach around the back and merely pick it up while taking a few scratches?  lol...if a cat doesn't want to be picked up, believe me, you're not picking it up.  It's not a matter of being scratched, it's a matter of you being much slower and less agile than the cat.

Bullshiat. Had cats my entire life, and you either wrap it in a towel or grab it by the scruff of the neck and back. You'll get scratches but that's all. Unless you are somehow lame or otherwise incapacitated


Again I say to you as I have said to others, you are imagining an ordinary angry cat, while I am talking about an enraged cat in full attack mode.  I know that you have never seen a cat like this in person, because if you had, you would never say what you've said here.  If one day you have the misfortune of experiencing such a cat (and I sincerely hope that you do not), you will then know what I was talking about and you will know I was right.
 
2014-07-09 04:57:03 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: As for the cat, if it goes violently crazy, it's either defective or rabid. Either way, what you do is kill it. Saves everyone headaches.


It's your pet, idiot.  The very last thing you'll want to do is kill it.  If that isn't the last thing you'd want to do, I hope you don't have any pets.  But you already said you'd pull a .44 magnum on a cat, so clearly you're a moron to start with.  As if that's somehow not as worthy of scorn as calling 911.  Even more moronic is that you apparently think you could accurately aim at and hit a fast moving cat with a bullet - lol.  Seriously, just stop talking.  You're completely out of your element in this thread.
 
2014-07-09 05:00:32 AM  

Inchoate: karmachameleon: WRONG. Now I have the utmost respect for their speed, strength, agility, escapability, tenacity, claws and teeth. I took stitches and shots, furniture and curtains were replaced, walls were repainted, many knick-knacks were lost. The carnage was unreal.

This is one of the funniest things I've ever read on Fark.


:-)
 
2014-07-09 07:46:08 AM  

Nix Nightbird: My ex mother-in-law got mauled by her cat when it went feral. It was a stray, always a bit moody, but one day it just flipped. She ended up having to shoot it (because she's that kind of person), but before she resorted to that, she was scratched from head to ankle all over. She nearly lost an eye. She had to seek medical attention because that cat dug in and tore chunks of her skin out, and it could jump as high as she was tall, so no part of her was out of reach. She had gouges ON TOP OF HER HEAD from the cat digging in. She had plenty of painful, long scratches all over her body. She had bite marks, too.

She said she couldn't even react because he was moving so fast. He'd leap, dig in, scratch and bat at her for a moment, and then run far away, then he'd loop around -- outflanking her-- and return for another attack.

So yeah... The big tough guys who say they wouldn't be worried: Be worried. If a cat really wants to hurt you, it will hurt you a lot. "Just take the scratches" sounds like easy advice, but pain is pain, and having a cat's claws in your soft tissue makes it hard to think straight... And you are nowhere near as fast or agile as the cat.

And yes, it sucks that she shot the cat... But as I said, she was just that type of person (really. For a while I was half convinced she had shot her husband, too). I don't approve, but she lived out in the middle of nowhere. There were no nearby cops to call. She made a decision that she thought was necessary. Either way, she's my ex mother-in-law, so that's ancient history.


Do you mean it sucks that she shot the cat as opposed to having the vet vet euthanise it? An accurate shooting can actually be an instantaneous death, and as such can be considered a very humane method. I know a woman who chooses that for her own pets since she insists it is quicker and less traumatic than having the vet provide the 'green dream'.

Clearly the cat in your story had developed some issues that meant it had no place living with humans. Another case of those double standards, since a dog that randomly attacks people wouldn't have been given a second chance. If the animal's intention is to hurt you, yes how much damage it can do is relevant, but just wanting to harm you in the first place should be enough of a problem on its own to warrant keeping that animal away from people. I don't understand giving a free pass to something that wants to kill you merely because it is simply not big enough to succeed.
 
2014-07-09 11:23:47 AM  

karmachameleon: forgotmydamnusername: As for the cat, if it goes violently crazy, it's either defective or rabid. Either way, what you do is kill it. Saves everyone headaches.

It's your pet, idiot.  The very last thing you'll want to do is kill it.  If that isn't the last thing you'd want to do, I hope you don't have any pets.  But you already said you'd pull a .44 magnum on a cat, so clearly you're a moron to start with.  As if that's somehow not as worthy of scorn as calling 911.  Even more moronic is that you apparently think you could accurately aim at and hit a fast moving cat with a bullet - lol.  Seriously, just stop talking.  You're completely out of your element in this thread.


Once it's become uncontrollably violent, it's a serious mistake to continue thinking of it as a pet. This makes me question your intelligence. Hitting moving targets is not out of the question at all, although it does take some development of one's skills, and admittedly, .44 magnum is not ideal for a follow-on shot should I miss. Unlike Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry, believe it or not, I don't find .44 mag muzzle flip unmanageable in a large revolver, but it is painfully loud indoors, and could pass through more walls than I want to patch.
 
2014-07-09 02:09:50 PM  
H. Sapiens has been insulated from the wild for a long time.
a few samples of normal wild-farkery usually draws comments of bravado & etc.

Watching my 15lb Kitten catch a bird in the house.. well he was literally running up the walls and across the ceiling at at least 25 mph.. the bird was caught in less than 10 seconds.

However, it should be remembered that from time to time, H.Sapiens suffers from the same things that many groups of social animals do, such as disruptions in their environment, defences, food supply, shelter, etc.
Then the animals we call pets, protectors, food, & etc. will demonstrate their abilities at food gathering.
It has been said that domestic Cats are solitary, and do not work as a pack, like Lions do.
However, in a time of need, they indeed work together.

A pack of 3-15 hungry, feral Cats could easily take & eat an adult naked monkey...
then there are dogs... they also run in packs, and they will eat anything they can catch.

Ever seen chickens kill & eat meat?
30-50 lb Turkeys? there are untold millions in the US alone... They are carnivores, btw.
They can kill & eat a dog sometimes.
There is a reason cock fighting is regarded as a thrill.
a 10lb bird can be very dangerous,
a determined Golden Hawk or other full sized raptor can kill an adult, human, deer, dog....

Don't laugh at these little warnings in the news...
instead, humbly, carefully, take care of your future environment so you don't end up on equal footing with the Wild Ones.
 
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