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    Awwwwww....can't you try something else that won't kill it? Its a shame to kill him just because he's doing what nature tells him to do. And YES, I know how you feel because the squirrels have done the same to my plants...repeatedly. And as mad and sick as I was over my losses, I still couldnt kill them. How about one of those windmill things that spin around? Or a rubber snake?? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    I'm with PAK,
    there must be something else you can try, rather than killing the bird... who say's it's just one bird anyway, will you have to keep killing them till there's no more in your area
    what about one of those garden ornaments that look like the outline of a cat with sparkly eyes?

    hope you can resolve your problem without killing anything

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    Cool

    PAK and Helena

    I understand how you feel, but I refuse to let my plants get eaten by anything. I thought about getting something that would scare this bird away, but I'm afraid that it won't work. This particular bird (Margarops fuscatus) is a very aggressive creature that will attack larger animals than it (like a cat) when threatened. I once kept a baby Pearly-eyed Thrasher, and even when small it would attack you if you put your foot close to it. Rubber snakes or anything like that won’t work on it. I don't like killing things, but I care a he11 of a lot more about my plants than I do it. Believe me though; I wouldn’t resort to killing anything if it weren’t for a good reason. If I don’t get rid of him soon, I will loose my merrilliana. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    Joel “the reluctant hunter”

    EDIT: The problem is only with 1 bird, everthing else leaves my plants alone.

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    you should do what i do,i got a screened in porch that allows full sun to come thru and no birds,but if the particular bird species was not in danger of of extinction then by all means kill the little bugger [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Just do not get caught...some song birds illegal to shoot. Also if you are the city make sure you are sly about it. Good Luck, happy hunter.

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    You don't need to go the expense of a pellet gun. I had a pigeon problem a couple of years back, and I made a blow gun with a 4 foot plastic tube (from one of those $3 plastic battle axes the sell around holloween), a paper cone and a nail. Shot the sucker dead. No more pigeon poop on the deck (and chairs and table, and one morning, in my cofffee).
    Real easy to make, and accurate to about 30 feet, if you're good [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    If you like, message me and I will give you detailed instructions on how to make. The dart is the toughest part, but I got good at it in 3 tries. Can't be that hard! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    i dont thimk there is any thing wrong with killing a bird ive lived in deep south ive eaten my fare share of birds and squerels for breakfast with my grits. But there is a way so that you dont have to waste a bird, get a trap at a local feed store or do-it yourself pest control shop, or even wall mart or K-mart or home depot. they are substantially less thana a good pellet gun,oh and im sure you can order them online. Hey and its more politicaly correct and you dont have to wait for the thing it waits for you. after you have captured the thing release him far away. Then if he comes back shoot him, or trap him again and have him with your grits,so as not to waist a perfectly good bird. Or you could keep him as a pet which would be my way. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    You know those rubber snakes work rrrrrrrrrreeeeaaaalllllyyyy well... and are a lot cheaper, (just get the ones with the fangs) keeps squirrels away, too [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] And no one has to die... Give one to your uncle, too. or a fake owl, our friends have one, and they haven't seen a bird, squirrel, mouse, rat, etc. since... just my $0.02 [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    GOOD LUCK!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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