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air pistol for cat control

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  1. bikemutt

    bikemutt Member

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    I've got a situation where a neighborhood domestic cat has selected my yard as his crapper. I was thinking of a co2 pistol to see if I could have the cat reconsider his toilet location. I don't want to kill, maim or wound the cat, just change it's crapper GPS location. I've never owned or even shot a co2 pistol, would this be overkill for telling a crapper-cat he's got mail? Are they accurate enough so a butt shot hits the butt and not the eye?

    I've got three dogs but even with an in-progress dump this cat can pinch a loaf and make the fence before they get him. He actually seems to enjoy the chase.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Any CO2 air pistol I'm aware of will bury a pellet about halfway through the cat.
    After which it will proceed home to die in the loving owners vet office.

    You will first receive the $1,000 vet & interment bill, followed closely by the local police.

    In short, you DO NOT want to do that right there under any circumstances.

    rc
     
  3. Cdigman

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    Airsoft CO2 might be a good bet for you, it's got the umph to hurt, but as long as you don't hit him in the face, the damage should be temporary. I picked up a Crosman HK style Co2 pistol for $30 from Walmart, that will easily shoot MoC at 40 feet.
     
  4. Magoo

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    I'd look into an airsoft product. You can get full auto :evil:. It would at least be considered "less than lethal" if you get caught doing this. "Animal cruelty" may still apply.

    I don't know your situation, and my own new to the herd dog not knowing where to poop is plenty for me to sympathize with you :)cuss:), just saying the above as a "be careful".

    ETA: wow, it took me a while to finally hit send on that one.
     
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    Best option is a paint ball gun.
    Makes a good noise going off to scare and maybe the neighbor will not like a multi-colored cat and start to keep it under control.
     
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    Airsofts are good also if you want to be more discreet.
     
  7. WardenWolf

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    Airsoft can blind and seriously injure. I have seen pictures of airsoft pellets embedded in skin. And it would definitely cause a lot of pain. Ditto for paintball, and the paint could make the cat sick if it tried to clean it off. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you people? It's a cat. Someone's pet. You're all advocating animal abuse. Anyone ever heard of a squirt gun, or turning on the sprinklers?
     
  8. Milamber

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    My neighbors dog thought it was fun to stalk and chase my horses. I informed the owner of my intent to shoot the dog if it every did it again. I also called the local Sheriff and appraised him and everyone was cool except the dog owner. Who was not happy about the prospect of a dead dog but wouldn't or couldn't contain said dog. Thats when a light bulb went off and I told the guy if the dog comes home blue the next time he wont come home. I paint-balled that sorry joker and he never came back. The neighbor fenced him in!
     
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  10. rcmodel

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    Years ago, I had a neighbors tomcat who came by every day, several times a day, and peed on my screen door.

    I took a 3' square chunk of galvanized hail screen and laid it in front of the door.
    Then hooked up the ground of a 110v extension cord to the screen.
    And the hot lead to the hail screen.

    I was fortunate enough to be looking when the old tomcat backed up to the door and let her fly.

    Last time I saw him in my yard he was about 8' high with is hair standing on end, and clearing the chain link fence in a single bound!!

    For some reason, he never did come back and do that again!
    Course I don't know if he was ever a fully functioning tomcat again either!! :what:

    rc
     
  11. Frank Ettin

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    This is all pathetic. This is animal abuse and inappropriate here.

    No doubt all sorts of animals, from mice to possums to racoons and others are using all our gardens for their normal business. And if the OP is that insistent on keeping someone's pet cat out of his yard, I'm sure that a local pet store, vet or humane society can offer less abusive options.
     
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    Folks there's no safe way to "shoot" at another animal airsoft much less an air pistol/rifle without risking injuring the animal and thereby being cruel.
     
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