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  • Islander, in reply to Hebe,

    on the back above the tail especially

    Hey, that's my cat secret!
    Even semi-wild beggars relax with it.
    Even cushioned domesticated boss female cats!
    And Jos-
    go you a pukeko any time! Love 'em!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Jos,

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    Ah my! What a beautiful pic of a beautiful bird!

    I find it much easier if the birds aren't moving.....
    this one used to be perched on top of the elephant at Auckland War Memorial museum. Both stuffed.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2001 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Islander,

    Hey, that’s my cat secret!

    Reckon there are no secrets with cats : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2001 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Ready to sew

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2001 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    A very subtle cat!

    Here's a treat, mouse bottoms

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 797 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Jos,

    That vegetable mammal Arisarum proboscideum, the mouse arum!
    Lovely shot Jos, a joy to see.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3291 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Jos,

    mouse bottoms

    Crikey! Had to dispose of half a dead rat this morning, and this takes me right back!
    It's always the back half, too...

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3298 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Jos,

    Here’s a treat, mouse bottoms

    Before Joe’s response, I did wonder what terrible engorger has sucked over the tops-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Lilith __,

    It’s always the back half, too…

    At least it was dead!
    Graphic stuff follows - squeamish avert gaze....

    I think they like the goodies in the front half - brain and heart and all that. We had one cat who would always leave a neat little pile of entrails. Finally found out he was doing it by gnawing off the head, picking the carcass up by the 'mouse tail) and tipping out the guts before eating the good bits.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2001 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    My cats always seem to either leave a whole but battered mousie with the signs that show it has been played to death and left as a present for the humans. Or they devour everything bar the tail. The few that eat tails too have always seemed to vomit them up, probably due to indigestibility.
    I read once that a mouse, right down to the dirt on its paws, was nutritionally a complete feline meal.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Hebe,

    I read once that a mouse, right down to the dirt on its paws, was nutritionally a complete feline meal.

    And gourmet too!

    Maybe my cat regurgitates little lizards because they are so much like mousie talis?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2001 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Eats lizards? Crunchy I guess. My first cat, the sainted Sit Fishious, used to bring in lizards and leave them under my flatmate's bedhead to dessicate. He didn't like the man.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Lilith __,

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    Crikey! Had to dispose of half a dead rat this morning,

    See, that right there, ...... phobias..... the gore.... ill ... movin' on...
    and then this bugger, who is gorging the discarded barley from a large home brew. At least he is not gorging the trees although Totara is not his friend. I think I need a gun. Trap you say? Shrap he says.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5690 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Aposhum?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Hebe,

    Aposhum?

    Aye, bang bang! but silently because the lady down the road is South African and has flashbacks when she hears a gun so people tread carefully for her but, a silencer .... My sissyness is going to outway my care for this one type of animal and he is destroying some of our trees. Actually I have seen 2 arguing over the pile (huge pile) of barley. These guys are turning large. Shame we missed the comp at the local pub for the biggest possum. We would have won, hands down, if I had a gun.I suspect I will have to have a dinner party and invite guests with guns to alleviate my problem. T'other half finds it difficult to kill anything so he's no good.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5690 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    the lady down the road is South African and has flashbacks when she hears a gun

    You'll be a hero if you can pull that off discreetly. Poor little buggers didn't ask to be brought here of course, but even in their native land their distinctive heavy breathing antics have convinced a few nervous souls that there's a resident pervert in their ceiling.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3291 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    ...get a good .22 with a silencer(or guests with same!). Lady-down-the-road will hear nothing. Laser-sight is a plus (I use it round here when shooting possums) as it is dead-accurate...

    Possums, bless their dear little dame-ednaish souls, are phuquing destructive little beasts and should be destroyed where-ever encountered***

    I know it's not their fault for being here!
    But we cant wreak deserved havoc on the &^%$@@!**! who introduced them to our archipelago-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    heir distinctive heavy breathing antics have convinced a few nervous souls that there’s a resident pervert in their ceiling.

    Actually Joe - given their natural inclination to enter into small dark spaces, it's more their scrabbling & shitting & weird chuckling that alert us here....I'm sorry but then we lure them out with tasty poison.

    Rats dead in the roof are one matter- possums completely bloody & decaying &maggotstrewn - another

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    You’ll be a hero if you can pull that off discreetly.

    I hear the odd shot and dogs but I know its for wild boar or possum. The skreech is enough to send shivers from me the mortal. The damage to a few of our trees is evident and the local conversation is often about possum and their trouble so a gun will be inevitable once I retire. I don’t mind the trap and last supper rights etc but although we caught one ages ago, they prefer my lemon (what’s left of) tree and I just gotta harden up to deal with it. Also I (for the first time) have gained an interest in these pesky gun things. It can’t be harder than a game of pool eh? Aim and shoot. :)
    So I got the pool cues so a .22 with silencer could be right up my alley. Thanks Islander.

    And besides, my star gazing is being interrupted, they are that bloody confident.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5690 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    they prefer my lemon (what’s left of) tree and I just gotta harden up to deal with it.

    They're crazy for the peel - I've seen lemons still on the tree, tidily stripped of their outer yellow layer.

    Appreciate what you & Islander have to do. It was a bit of a shock the first time my former gentle city dwelling friend casually paused the DVD to fetch his .22 at the sound of Mr Possum's nocturnal retchings. A mildly grim reminder that all that gorse that's given way to resurgent forest in recent decades didn't happen all by itself.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3291 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Islander,

    ...get a good .22 with a silencer(or guests with same!). Lady-down-the-road will hear nothing. Laser-sight is a plus (I use it round here when shooting possums) as it is dead-accurate...
    Possums, bless their dear little dame-ednaish souls, are phuquing destructive little beasts and should be destroyed where-ever encountered***

    Possums is nasty little fiends; their claws slash like cut-throat razors. Sit Fishious had to have a 30cm slash in his belly stitched up after one garked him while he was going about cat business in the Wellington green belt. The opossums would streak up the power poles and hang from the top letting off hideous screams, then swing over to the roof and clatter around all night making a noise like like drunken drag queens.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    They’re crazy for the peel

    They are crazy ,period! That is how we trapped the last one. (tree was down to just a stick) And that gorse, what's a woman in an organic area, (thanks leedle bees for my mask) to do? Tbh we don't have much in the bush, just on the outskirts and I have eliminated some of that with perseverance. I said to a friend recently, that I wanted to berid the gorse along the track, his comment, "yeah you and 3/4 of a million other people.".... Maybe a well trained goat, but covenant on hooved animals....

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5690 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    - I've seen lemons still on the tree, tidily stripped of their outer yellow layer

    I never knew that!

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Hebe,

    then swing over to the roof and clatter around all night making a noise like like drunken drag queens.

    At least with the drag queens I get to laugh. these bastards make me jump. :). Our bush is soo quiet except for that pesky possum. Really does ruin my stargazing. They have to go :)

    The photo above, check out the claw marks on our old Totara.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5690 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Hebe,

    I never knew that!

    They skin avocados too but they leave you the skin.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5690 posts Report Reply

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