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Re: TB: Pests: Discouraging Cats

In a message dated 2/20/2005 1:22:13 PM Central Standard Time, 
Matbeach1@aol.com writes:

> Any ideas appreciated.

Cats here are considered a useful resource. They (3 of them) catch moles, 
voles, shrews, baby squirrels, and mice, often bringing them to the door and 
lining them up. On occasion even small snakes are presented for my approval.

Where I live cats just appear out of nowhere and sometimes stay. Its possible 
a stork, but more likely that the great blue heron, brings them.

When you acquire a female cat in this manner cats become a renewable resource 
that require biological control remedies.

Labs are excellent litter control for cats but here there are no known such 
permanent cat litter controls for flower beds. Red pepper works for a while but 
is not a long term solution.

There is a silver lining to even the foggy cloud of feline leavings in iris 
beds, for it is the only known fragrace capable of over powering that of 

About every six months the night calm here is pierced by lengthy concerts in 
a multitude of keys that rival the volume of any mono tone drone of cicada 
song ever sung. The songs sound not so kind to the human ear but the pleadings 
and arguments presented in the feline lyrics are unmistakable.

Bill Burleson 

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