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    ok nevermind then , good to see that.
    that makes no logic

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    Wesley I want to apologize for calling you cruel.That was very rude of me and I'm sure you are not cruel at all.I'm sorry.I've had cats before and they went outside too but they always ate inside,and slept inside so I just assumed that all cats were like that,which was pretty stupid of me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] I just got upset cause most of you said to kill the raccoons,cause I personally don't think that killing is the answer.If we were talking about snakes or crows or whatever I would have gotten upset over that too.I just love animals [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Yeah I have 3 ferrets and ever since I got them I've wanted a skunk as well(they're related)I saw quite a few people have them in the states,but they don't sell them here in Canada(I don't think)They just look soooo cool and they're friendly too.You know they even have pure white ones but their eyes are dark so they're not albino,those look cool!

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    Skunks are interesting pets. I both love and hate my mom's pet skunk with a passion. On the one hand he is one of the most intelligent pets my family owns and it's just fun to watch him work his way around the house. I'd say he is almost as smart as I am if not smarter because he can manipulate me. Case in point I don't like feeding him that's my mom's work since it is her pet primarily. Now when my mom is napping in one of the bedrooms the skunk will pester me until I throw him in my moms room who he promptly wakes up and gets food for him. Now keep in mind I also partially despise the skunk because they only get attached to one person i.e. my mom. There fore he tries to bite me at any opportunity I give him so we are constantly at war with eachother whenever I am back home from college. However he is one of my favorite pets (allthough my ferrets and dogs are cooler to me) it's just I don't like him when he is close to me because he is usually planning on biting me.

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    Here is a pic of him when he is being docile

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    Here is my opinion on this subject:

    I believe cat owners should have to follow the same laws as dog owners. You want your cat outside tie it up. Cats are the largest predator of song birds in the US.

    http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/wdh...16222044.shtml
    A University of Wisconsin study of free-ranging cats - that is, cats that live in houses, barns or other structures but are allowed to roam at will - found that the animals do incredible damage.

    One free-range cat alone can kill 200 birds and small animals in a year, and the study estimated that as many as 2 million such cats live in Wisconsin.

    "Many cat owners believe that because they keep their cat well fed it doesn't need to kill," DNR wildlife biologist Nancy Christel said in a 2004 DNR newsletter. But studies have shown that well-fed cats kill as often as hungry ones. Domestic cats kill for play, not out of necessity, she said.

    And that's to say nothing of truly feral cats - those that no longer have contact with people and kill to survive. If you've ever run into one, you know they are no more like Fluffy at home than are bobcats or lynx.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news....ts.html
    Ron Jurek, a wildlife biologist for the California Department of Fish and Game, has kept a close eye on the impact feral and free-roaming domestic cats have on native species, like the California least tern, a federal endangered bird that nests along the coast.

    "Cats do kill wildlife to a significant degree, which is not a popular notion with a lot of people," he said.

    In urban areas, he said, there are hundreds of cats per square mile (1.6 square kilometers)ómore cats than nature can support.

    Exact numbers are unknown, but some experts estimate that each year domestic and feral cats kill hundreds of millions of birds, and more than a billion small mammals, such as rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks.

    Feline predators are believed to prey on common species, such as cardinals, blue jays, and house wrens, as well as rare and endangered species, such as piping plovers and Florida scrub jays.

    For more than ten years, Jurek says, feral and domestic cats have been a persistent problem in California, killing one or two colonies of least terns each year. The small white birds are part of an intense monitoring program with a tremendous number of volunteers who watch the colonies throughout the six-month nesting season.

    "If a cat finds the colony, it can destroy the colony in a few days, if not overnight," Jurek said.
    \"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.\"
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    placing a collar with a bell that jingles will also solve the problem, as the prey will hear the bell and flee.
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    That solves some of the problem, unfortunatly the eggs in nest haven't developed the ability to flee yet.
    \"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.\"
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    Cats eat eggs? I have never heard of such a thing
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