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(CBC)   What do you do when you catch a lynx eating your chickens? Scruff him and scold him in the most Canadian way ever   (cbc.ca) divider line
    More: Amusing, Wildlife, Cat, Chicken, Predation, Chris Paulson, lot of food, Great Grey Owl, Northern BC farmer Chris Paulson  
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5 days ago  
Thoreau did spank a Groundhog for getting in his warden pond garden
 
5 days ago  
Make it a missing lynx?
 
5 days ago  
thats the farker what did this to me

KILL IT
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Lemme get this straight - he'd be okay to shoot it, but relocating it could get him a fine?

That's a bit messed up.
 
5 days ago  
That video is one of my newest favourite things. LMAO that is one grumpy cat!
 
5 days ago  

SumoJeb: That video is one of my newest favourite things. LMAO that is one grumpy cat!


"Damnit, I just know he's putting this on Youtube."
 
5 days ago  
It's a 25 pound cat. Maine Coons grow bigger. He's come close to taming it. Scold, enclose, feed. Now you have a pet.
 
5 days ago  
They left the two chickens it killed with it when they released it because they thought it was too skinny

Good humans
 
5 days ago  

towatchoverme: Lemme get this straight - he'd be okay to shoot it, but relocating it could get him a fine?

That's a bit messed up.


Sorta.  Shooting it is likely not going to hurt/kill anyone but the lynx - trying to capture it and it goes wrong could result in all sorts of injuries to the person attempting it.  It's one of those, "This isn't farking safe dude quit it" laws.  It went well this time, but it coulda ended vastly differently.

/no, not dead dude - they're not really big enough to job an alert human
//seriously clawed, bit, diseased, and messed the hell up dude?  Yeah quite easily
///note they're not exactly rushing to lay charges down - they're just trying to discourage others that might be less lucky with it
 
5 days ago  

towatchoverme: Lemme get this straight - he'd be okay to shoot it, but relocating it could get him a fine?

That's a bit messed up.


It'll be back at someone's farm. It's learned there's captive food there and has gotten away with it at least once. At least that's the reasoning I was told.
 
5 days ago  
Hope the dude got a rabies shot after man handling that kitty.
 
5 days ago  

Kalyco Jack: Hope the dude got a rabies shot after man handling that kitty.


Why?
 
5 days ago  

Kalyco Jack: Hope the dude got a rabies shot after man handling that kitty.


Err... why?

Cat was hunting chickens, aka perfectly normal and sane behaviour for a cat that size.  If he didnt get bit, there is absolutely nothing to worry about, except the possibility of fleas.

Rabid animals are pretty much out of their gourd from pain, and it is sodding obvious when you see it.
 
5 days ago  
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NO CHICKENS FOR YOUT.....!
 
5 days ago  
Same thing you do with a drunken sailor, early in the morning?
 
5 days ago  

wildcardjack: It's a 25 pound cat. Maine Coons grow bigger. He's come close to taming it. Scold, enclose, feed. Now you have a pet.


Canadian Lynx runs 'tween 20 and 40 lbs. or thereabouts - the high end for a Maine Coon is 25 outside of tall tales.   They're not Bengal tigers, but they aren't who's a good kitty then? either.  Don't fark with wild animals - they have no brakes and they don't give a shiat.  Sometimes you get lucky like this dude - sometimes you're in for reconstructive surgery.  Best not to try to find out eh?
 
5 days ago  

towatchoverme: Lemme get this straight - he'd be okay to shoot it, but relocating it could get him a fine?

That's a bit messed up.


That's a lot messed up.
 
5 days ago  

wildcardjack: It's a 25 pound cat. Maine Coons grow bigger. He's come close to taming it. Scold, enclose, feed. Now you have a pet.


As the owner of several Maine Coons cats (not all at once), they get big, but aren't built like a lynx, and lack the "Fark you I'm gonna kill you" attitude.
 
5 days ago  
There's a lot of handwringing here about the farmer's decision to relocate the Lynx. He's a grown man. If he wants to do something besides sit in his rocker and knit, that's his decision.
 
5 days ago  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: wildcardjack: It's a 25 pound cat. Maine Coons grow bigger. He's come close to taming it. Scold, enclose, feed. Now you have a pet.

Canadian Lynx runs 'tween 20 and 40 lbs. or thereabouts - the high end for a Maine Coon is 25 outside of tall tales.   They're not Bengal tigers, but they aren't who's a good kitty then? either.  Don't fark with wild animals - they have no brakes and they don't give a shiat.  Sometimes you get lucky like this dude - sometimes you're in for reconstructive surgery.  Best not to try to find out eh?


I've owned several Maine Coons that topped 30lbs.

My current Maine Coons weighs in at 23lbs, but he's only 2.5 years old, and they continue to grow (albeit more slowly) until they are around 4.
 
5 days ago  
killall -9 lynx
 
5 days ago  
mr. kitty... look at what you did... tsk tsk tsk... rofl...
 
5 days ago  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: wildcardjack: It's a 25 pound cat. Maine Coons grow bigger. He's come close to taming it. Scold, enclose, feed. Now you have a pet.

Canadian Lynx runs 'tween 20 and 40 lbs. or thereabouts - the high end for a Maine Coon is 25 outside of tall tales.   They're not Bengal tigers, but they aren't who's a good kitty then? either.  Don't fark with wild animals - they have no brakes and they don't give a shiat.  Sometimes you get lucky like this dude - sometimes you're in for reconstructive surgery.  Best not to try to find out eh?


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Look at those paws, and by extension make assumptions about the claws within.  Yeah, like, you'll live but your face/arms might look like they lost a fight with a cheese grater.  Not worth it.  That's not to say that domestic cats can't cause some serious pain when they want to, but they're fighting in a slightly different class than a wild cat.
 
5 days ago  

GrogSmash: Kalyco Jack: Hope the dude got a rabies shot after man handling that kitty.

Err... why?

Cat was hunting chickens, aka perfectly normal and sane behaviour for a cat that size.  If he didnt get bit, there is absolutely nothing to worry about, except the possibility of fleas.

Rabid animals are pretty much out of their gourd from pain, and it is sodding obvious when you see it.


Also this isn't a situation like you'd have with a wild bat, where you could possibly get scratched or bit without realizing it.  If a cat that size scratches you it's going to leave a mark and you're going to feel it.
 
5 days ago  
[Holds the human up by the 'scruff']

"How many species are you gonna kill? Eh, buddy?!"
 
5 days ago  

Neondistraction: GrogSmash: Kalyco Jack: Hope the dude got a rabies shot after man handling that kitty.

Err... why?

Cat was hunting chickens, aka perfectly normal and sane behaviour for a cat that size.  If he didnt get bit, there is absolutely nothing to worry about, except the possibility of fleas.

Rabid animals are pretty much out of their gourd from pain, and it is sodding obvious when you see it.

Also this isn't a situation like you'd have with a wild bat, where you could possibly get scratched or bit without realizing it.  If a cat that size scratches you it's going to leave a mark and you're going to feel it.


The biggest problem with rabies is that by the time you start noticing any symptoms at all it's already too late for the shots... And it has a near 100% mortality rate.

so even a "oh, it's just a little scratch" can easily end up killing you if the animal in question was carrying rabies.
 
5 days ago  
He is lucky lucky lucky. I remember once when I was a kid, my dad grabbed a probably 8 week old feral kitten. A 180 pound grown man was taken for the ride of his life by a maybe 1 pound kitten. Thinking back on it, I had no idea my dad could move like that. He was trying to let go of the kitten but the cat decided "nope. I'm gonna teach him a lesson". There was a lot of blood and it was all my dad's blood. Man, I had a great childhood.
 
5 days ago  
Um...that's not going to be at all effective.  For anybody.  For anything.  Why?
 
5 days ago  

New Rising Sun: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: wildcardjack: It's a 25 pound cat. Maine Coons grow bigger. He's come close to taming it. Scold, enclose, feed. Now you have a pet.

Canadian Lynx runs 'tween 20 and 40 lbs. or thereabouts - the high end for a Maine Coon is 25 outside of tall tales.   They're not Bengal tigers, but they aren't who's a good kitty then? either.  Don't fark with wild animals - they have no brakes and they don't give a shiat.  Sometimes you get lucky like this dude - sometimes you're in for reconstructive surgery.  Best not to try to find out eh?

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Look at those paws, and by extension make assumptions about the claws within.  Yeah, like, you'll live but your face/arms might look like they lost a fight with a cheese grater.  Not worth it.  That's not to say that domestic cats can't cause some serious pain when they want to, but they're fighting in a slightly different class than a wild cat.


Purdy kitty...
 
5 days ago  

Neondistraction: GrogSmash: Kalyco Jack: Hope the dude got a rabies shot after man handling that kitty.

Err... why?

Cat was hunting chickens, aka perfectly normal and sane behaviour for a cat that size.  If he didnt get bit, there is absolutely nothing to worry about, except the possibility of fleas.

Rabid animals are pretty much out of their gourd from pain, and it is sodding obvious when you see it.

Also this isn't a situation like you'd have with a wild bat, where you could possibly get scratched or bit without realizing it.  If a cat that size scratches you it's going to leave a mark and you're going to feel it.


Yup.  If he was anything like my old cat, you'd be missing at least a thumb, and probably an eye.

And that was a friendly 8lb house cat.  Mind you, with Dante, 'friendly' was a farking relative term.
 
5 days ago  
How to relocate a lynx:

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5 days ago  
New Rising Sun:

Look at those paws, and by extension make assumptions about the claws within.  Yeah, like, you'll live but your face/arms might look like they lost a fight with a cheese grater.  Not worth it.  That's not to say that domestic cats can't cause some serious pain when they want to, but they're fighting in a slightly different class than a wild cat.


had no idea they got that big
 
5 days ago  

jsmilky: New Rising Sun:

Look at those paws, and by extension make assumptions about the claws within.  Yeah, like, you'll live but your face/arms might look like they lost a fight with a cheese grater.  Not worth it.  That's not to say that domestic cats can't cause some serious pain when they want to, but they're fighting in a slightly different class than a wild cat.


had no idea they got that big


I get that a lot.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

New Rising Sun: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: wildcardjack: It's a 25 pound cat. Maine Coons grow bigger. He's come close to taming it. Scold, enclose, feed. Now you have a pet.

Canadian Lynx runs 'tween 20 and 40 lbs. or thereabouts - the high end for a Maine Coon is 25 outside of tall tales.   They're not Bengal tigers, but they aren't who's a good kitty then? either.  Don't fark with wild animals - they have no brakes and they don't give a shiat.  Sometimes you get lucky like this dude - sometimes you're in for reconstructive surgery.  Best not to try to find out eh?

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Look at those paws, and by extension make assumptions about the claws within.  Yeah, like, you'll live but your face/arms might look like they lost a fight with a cheese grater.  Not worth it.  That's not to say that domestic cats can't cause some serious pain when they want to, but they're fighting in a slightly different class than a wild cat.


Yep.  Even though a large breed of domestic cat CAN fark you up pretty good, a wild animal like a bobcat or lynx will fight like it's life depends on it, because it thinks it DOES.

Plus, a lynx can easily kill deer-sized prey.  Not even the biggest domestic cat is capable of that.
 
5 days ago  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: towatchoverme: Lemme get this straight - he'd be okay to shoot it, but relocating it could get him a fine?

That's a bit messed up.

Sorta.  Shooting it is likely not going to hurt/kill anyone but the lynx - trying to capture it and it goes wrong could result in all sorts of injuries to the person attempting it.  It's one of those, "This isn't farking safe dude quit it" laws.  It went well this time, but it coulda ended vastly differently.

/no, not dead dude - they're not really big enough to job an alert human
//seriously clawed, bit, diseased, and messed the hell up dude?  Yeah quite easily
///note they're not exactly rushing to lay charges down - they're just trying to discourage others that might be less lucky with it


Also the potential for letting it go close to another farm or a campsite or something. Questions of liability can be real headaches if a relocation goes wrong.
 
5 days ago  

Kalyco Jack: Hope the dude got a rabies shot after man handling that kitty.


Rabies ain't like cooties. You can't get it from just touching the pus... you know what? Never mind.
 
5 days ago  

Excelsior: Neondistraction: GrogSmash: Kalyco Jack: Hope the dude got a rabies shot after man handling that kitty.

Err... why?

Cat was hunting chickens, aka perfectly normal and sane behaviour for a cat that size.  If he didnt get bit, there is absolutely nothing to worry about, except the possibility of fleas.

Rabid animals are pretty much out of their gourd from pain, and it is sodding obvious when you see it.

Also this isn't a situation like you'd have with a wild bat, where you could possibly get scratched or bit without realizing it.  If a cat that size scratches you it's going to leave a mark and you're going to feel it.

The biggest problem with rabies is that by the time you start noticing any symptoms at all it's already too late for the shots... And it has a near 100% mortality rate.

so even a "oh, it's just a little scratch" can easily end up killing you if the animal in question was carrying rabies.


Oh I understand that.  My point was that if a cat that big scratches you deep enough to break the skin you are going to notice it.  In which case, yeah, get your ass to a doctor.  But if you've got no visible wounds and the cat never took a swipe at you anyway I don't think you need to worry about contracting rabies.
 
5 days ago  

Hey Nurse!: Kalyco Jack: Hope the dude got a rabies shot after man handling that kitty.

Rabies ain't like cooties. You can't get it from just touching the pus... you know what? Never mind.


If he got so much as a scratch it's a possibility. All wild mammals have rabies unless proven otherwise, and I can't image a worse way to die.

/Rabies is freaky as shiat.
//worse than anything else you can get from manhandling a puss...
///hey on that note anyone wanna see a video where I spank my monkey?
 
5 days ago  

The more you eat the more you fart: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: wildcardjack: It's a 25 pound cat. Maine Coons grow bigger. He's come close to taming it. Scold, enclose, feed. Now you have a pet.

Canadian Lynx runs 'tween 20 and 40 lbs. or thereabouts - the high end for a Maine Coon is 25 outside of tall tales.   They're not Bengal tigers, but they aren't who's a good kitty then? either.  Don't fark with wild animals - they have no brakes and they don't give a shiat.  Sometimes you get lucky like this dude - sometimes you're in for reconstructive surgery.  Best not to try to find out eh?

I've owned several Maine Coons that topped 30lbs.

My current Maine Coons weighs in at 23lbs, but he's only 2.5 years old, and they continue to grow (albeit more slowly) until they are around 4.


30 pounds of living wild and only eating what you can catch and kill vs. domesticated life and food provided though...

235 lb. human edition:

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5 days ago  
That is one gruntled kitty.
 
5 days ago  

MythDragon: Same thing you do with a drunken sailor, early in the morning?


You take him out to an all night tailor...?
 
5 days ago  
A local 4H club recently had to move all their goats because a bigger cat was hanging around.

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5 days ago  

towatchoverme: Lemme get this straight - he'd be okay to shoot it, but relocating it could get him a fine?

That's a bit messed up.


It's not actually. You're focused on the lynx.

You gotta think about the liability of introducing the lynx to somewhere else, and now it is on the path to habituation of raiding human lands for food. Especially if it may be diseased. They are also in no way endangered. It's probably also kinder in the long run to shoot an apex predator that's been starved onto human territory.
 
5 days ago  

The more you eat the more you fart: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: wildcardjack: It's a 25 pound cat. Maine Coons grow bigger. He's come close to taming it. Scold, enclose, feed. Now you have a pet.

Canadian Lynx runs 'tween 20 and 40 lbs. or thereabouts - the high end for a Maine Coon is 25 outside of tall tales.   They're not Bengal tigers, but they aren't who's a good kitty then? either.  Don't fark with wild animals - they have no brakes and they don't give a shiat.  Sometimes you get lucky like this dude - sometimes you're in for reconstructive surgery.  Best not to try to find out eh?

I've owned several Maine Coons that topped 30lbs.

My current Maine Coons weighs in at 23lbs, but he's only 2.5 years old, and they continue to grow (albeit more slowly) until they are around 4.


Regular vet checks, I hope? Cardiomyopathy is shockingly common in the breed, I've recently learnt.
 
5 days ago  

phishrace: A local 4H club recently had to move all their goats because a bigger cat was hanging around.

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You should see the problems they're happy at the triple H club.

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5 days ago  

starsrift: towatchoverme: Lemme get this straight - he'd be okay to shoot it, but relocating it could get him a fine?

That's a bit messed up.

It's not actually. You're focused on the lynx.

You gotta think about the liability of introducing the lynx to somewhere else, and now it is on the path to habituation of raiding human lands for food. Especially if it may be diseased. They are also in no way endangered. It's probably also kinder in the long run to shoot an apex predator that's been starved onto human territory.


This is the exact same line of reasoning I've tried using with the galactic council about why Earth should just be sterilized, but there are these bleeding heart Xhuoraudians who just won't let it go...

"But they're ignorant. They know not what they do!"

Pfft!
 
5 days ago  
The solution, as it always was and always will be is SSS.

I have a female coyote that comes to visit one of my Husky males, she gets a pass because she knows better than to try breaching our chicken bunker. Plus it's adorable that he may have a family in the wild. He's been spotted in her pack a couple times over the last 2 years. Everything else is just not seen again once it's spotted here. Huskies are valiant hunters.

/shoot
//shovel
///shut up
 
5 days ago  
I think it got in his weed stash first
 
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