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Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:14 pm

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12 gauge shotgun, 3" magnum slug round should do the trick...


HEY! I take exception to your signature. Just why do you hate cats so much?

You aren't one of those men who is unsure of his sexuality and feels the need to label cats "feminine", are you? :)

And anyway, a 12 gauge is WAY overkill for a pigeon....especially a 3" magnum 12 gauge, which isn't fun to shoot at all.

It'd be like trying to swat a fly with a 1977 Chevrolet Caprice Classic.
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:24 pm

yeah i forgot that bit, I live in the second floor of an apartment building, and my kitchen window is cracked open low enough that none of the cats will be able to get out, maybe 2 or 3 inches.

this is the only point of entry.

what must have happened is it decided to sit in the sill and one of the cats, (probably mittens) grabbed it and dragged it inside - i slept through the whole thing apparently.

the culprits:

<img src="http://www.leor.com/forshrek.jpg">
slippers and wolverine

<img src="http://www.leor.com/forshrek5.jpg">
mittens and slippers when she was a kitten
 
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:47 pm

hehe Looks like that bird has left a 'trail of destruction' for you in the server.

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Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:52 pm

leor wrote:
yeah i forgot that bit, I live in the second floor of an apartment building, and my kitchen window is cracked open low enough that none of the cats will be able to get out, maybe 2 or 3 inches.

this is the only point of entry.

what must have happened is it decided to sit in the sill and one of the cats, (probably mittens) grabbed it and dragged it inside - i slept through the whole thing apparently.

the culprits:

<img src="http://www.leor.com/forshrek.jpg">
slippers and wolverine

<img src="http://www.leor.com/forshrek5.jpg">
mittens and slippers when she was a kitten


Ah yes...they look innocent, don't they?

Cats are the ultimate criminals. I've never seen a guilty cat. They're always like "what, me? naw man, you got the wrong guy. I was watching TV last night- the guy you want is Joe"
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:55 pm

All I looked at was the first page. Great story, and AWSOME pictures.
 
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:02 pm

Cats are the ultimate criminals. I've never seen a guilty cat. They're always like "what, me? naw man, you got the wrong guy. I was watching TV last night- the guy you want is Joe"


Tell me about it. My cat knocked over four plants off the window sill this morning and shattered the pots. Luckily, I slept through it (happend at 4 AM), but my mom was royally pissed. I think it's an adrenaline rush for cats to cause trouble. My cat just loves to steal random objects and knock things off the counter. :lol:
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:09 pm

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I can't say I'm surprised that the pigeon got caught by the cats. NYC pigeons aren't scared of anything. They're used to humans, and have few if any natural predators here, so the cats probably caught our guy by surprise.
The solution to all pigeon problems. I wish we could get one of them here in Albany-- I almost got killed because I ran over a stupid pigeon on my bike. If I had fallen the other way I would have been run over. Stupid pigeons don't even move out of my way. :evil:
 
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I can't have plants in my house at all or the cats will destroy them.
 
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:10 pm

eckslax wrote:
Cats are the ultimate criminals. I've never seen a guilty cat. They're always like "what, me? naw man, you got the wrong guy. I was watching TV last night- the guy you want is Joe"


Tell me about it. My cat knocked over four plants off the window sill this morning and shattered the pots. Luckily, I slept through it (happend at 4 AM), but my mom was royally pissed. I think it's an adrenaline rush for cats to cause trouble. My cat just loves to steal random objects and knock things off the counter. :lol:


Hmmm, well I think I see a motive here. I know my cat loves to sit on window sills where she can look outside....anything that's on the window sill is "in the way" as far as the cat is concerned. I learned that early and now I go out of my way to position end tables and shelves near windows so Samantha can look outside without making a mess.

Cats are great. My life would be considerably less interesting and happy without mine. Just wish I could get her to leave me alone on the computer...sometimes she'll come and sit on the keyboard if she feels she's being ignored.
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:11 pm

Klyith wrote:
FireGryphon wrote:
I can't say I'm surprised that the pigeon got caught by the cats. NYC pigeons aren't scared of anything. They're used to humans, and have few if any natural predators here, so the cats probably caught our guy by surprise.
The solution to all pigeon problems. I wish we could get one of them here in Albany-- I almost got killed because I ran over a stupid pigeon on my bike. If I had fallen the other way I would have been run over. Stupid pigeons don't even move out of my way. :evil:


Beautiful animal. If I was pigeon, that'd be the way I'd want to go.
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:26 pm

ok, made some phone calls, no one around short notice to help me do this so any pics of the extraction will unfortunatly be limited . . .


but here i go!
 
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:42 pm

Dude, I'm in NYC, I'll come over and help you!!!!!
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:47 pm

Vrock wrote:
Just wish I could get her to leave me alone on the computer...sometimes she'll come and sit on the keyboard if she feels she's being ignored.


A little while ago I was cleaning my moms computer of spyware I ran into this… Her keyboard is just stuffed with cat hair. While I was there the cat jumped up, walked over and plopped straight down on the keyboard covering the whole thing as if I wasn’t doing anything.

Crazy animals.

The weirdest thing I have ever seen was when a friends cat built a nest while he was away on vacation. When I came by to give it food/water there was a giant nest like creation under his computer desk mostly made out of toilet paper it had unrolled. There were other strange things like pens and post it notes. My friend swears he didn’t do it before he left but it seemed just way too weird for a cat to do.

Good luck leor, if your folding production drops we will know what happened. You will be honored. Nothing like a cornered pigeon.
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:53 pm

ohh I can't believe how can pigeon was trapped in behind the server. :o
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:11 pm

I'm vaguely reminded of one of my parents' cats. Bats like to sneak into their house through their fireplace and the cat in question enjoys ambushing them upon their exit.
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:09 pm

Hmm... hour and a half. Guess the pigeon got him! :o
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:18 pm

just brew it! wrote:
Hmm... hour and a half. Guess the pigeon got him! :o


Hopefully the pigeon takes over his folding farm! :lol:
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:28 pm

just brew it! wrote:
Hmm... hour and a half. Guess the pigeon got him! :o

When pigeon's attack, next on FOX.
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Ok, after much deliberation, I set about the task at hand.

Gathered my implements . . .

<img src="http://www.leor.com/implement1.jpg">
my weapon of choice

<img src="http://www.leor.com/implement2.jpg">
the net to snare the creature

I crept toward its lair, intent on taking back what is mine! Licking dry lips, I snuck toward the back of its hiding place, and shone my light in!

<img src="http://www.leor.com/empty!.jpg">
!!!!!!!

Instinctively I swung the light around in a low arc, thinking the creature meant to attack me from behind, but thankfully, all was quiet and peaceful.

After glancing around to make sure it hadn't flown anywhere I shone the light underneath and though I could just see some grey feathers. I heard a voice in my head, spurring me on, it called for vengeance, I flexed the hang holding the metallic lasso and for a moment it looked like a spear . . .

I shook my head to clear it, and moved the rack a bit to get to the other side, and sure enough . . .

<img src="http://www.leor.com/aha!.jpg">
I've got you now!

<img src="http://www.leor.com/stop!.jpg">
DAMMIT, STOP POOPING EVERYWHERE!

Casting aside the makeshift lasso, I readied my net - and struck! It was a cagey opponent, having much more energy than i would after a day and a half with no food or water, and it earned my grudging respect. The conclusion was however inevitable as it was pitifully outmatched both in strength and wits.

<img src="http://www.leor.com/gotcha!.jpg">
At last, the creature was mine!

I carried it over to the kitchen window, the suspected point of entry, and attempted to sedn it back to the vile depths from which it came. However it seemed reluctant to go.

<img src="http://www.leor.com/get-out!.jpg">

Eventually I was able to coax it out, and it flew, uncertainly at first, but then with more energy toward the window of the very office which was its home for about 40 hours.

<img src="http://www.leor.com/safeandsound.jpg">

And thus ends the tale, he flew across the alley, perched on a building for a minute or 2 before flying off.

I am thinking of calling the pigeon Ishmael.
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:50 pm

Such a touching story.
Listening to it makes me feel like a little kid, being read a story..LOL


Tell it again Leor!
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Leave him in there! Close it in with a big laser cut fan grill, install watercooling setup with open resevior for water, UV reactive bird seed and there you go, a truly unique uber-servermod :D
 
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Leave him in there! Close it in with a big laser cut fan grill, install watercooling setup with open resevior for water, UV reactive bird seed and there you go, a truly unique uber-servermod :D


NOW you tell me!
 
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:01 pm

leor wrote:
DAMMIT, STOP POOPING EVERYWHERE!

I am thinking of calling the pigeon Ishmael.



Those two lines damn near killed me I was laughing so hard.

So, as long as you are able to de-poop your computer area, it will be a happy ending for all.

What a great story.
 
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DAMMIT, STOP POOPING EVERYWHERE!


LMAO!
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Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:11 pm

This thread really made my day! :lol:

Glad to hear you managed to catch the little bugger and release him outside.

Although in retrospect, it may have been a major missed opportunity -- if you'd played this right, you could've been <a href="http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html">competing with Google</a>! :D
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Although in retrospect, it may have been a major missed opportunity -- if you'd played this right, you could've been <a href="http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html">competing with Google</a>! :D



LOL!!

glad to hear it turned out okay. What a great story. This is one of my favorite threads of all time.
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Lmao. :D

Kind of odd to hear some of the cat stories... mine likes to sit on the windowsill as well, but carefully maneuvers around anything 'in the way' rather than knock them down. I also have a parakeet in the room, and after disciplining the cat the first few times it wanted to get at it, it barely even takes notice of it now. (I don't let the cat in the room when I'm away, though, just to be safe.)
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Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:39 am

leor wrote:
I am thinking of calling the pigeon Ishmael.


The Drama's Done. Why then here does any one step forth? - Because one did survive the wreck.

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Great thread - one of the most entertaining I have ever read. It's too bad you did not get it on video - you could submit it to one those 'Funniest Videos' TV shows and easily be a contender for the top prize.
 
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slymaster wrote:
Great thread - one of the most entertaining I have ever read. It's too bad you did not get it on video - you could submit it to one those 'Funniest Videos' TV shows and easily be a contender for the top prize.


If he wanted to win one of those shows, I'd just have my 2-year old hit him in the nuts with a wiffle ball bat.

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