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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2018, 12:26:24 AM »
I have a 26lbs cat that is built like a linebacker that I could loan you. He is a real sportsman when it comes to mice. They dont live long around him, when he gets to playing around it sounds like someone is trying to kick in the front door.
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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2018, 10:00:39 AM »
I have a 26lbs cat that is built like a linebacker that I could loan you. He is a real sportsman when it comes to mice. They dont live long around him, when he gets to playing around it sounds like someone is trying to kick in the front door.
Send him over - they are trying to gang up on me.  So far, I am holding my own.  But who knows how many there will be tonight!
Last night's catch below:
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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2018, 10:26:23 AM »
I have a 26lbs cat that is built like a linebacker that I could loan you. He is a real sportsman when it comes to mice. They dont live long around him, when he gets to playing around it sounds like someone is trying to kick in the front door.
Send him over - they are trying to gang up on me.  So far, I am holding my own.  But who knows how many there will be tonight!
Last night's catch below:

Now that's the way to do it Mike........Two at a Time !  ;)


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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2018, 10:56:29 AM »
Yes, Tom; and they just keep coming.
Maybe four trap tonight.  Hummmm!  The camera will need a wide-angle lense.  Hee hee
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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2018, 05:38:57 PM »
Right on Mike!

Paulus I'd like to see a picture of that bruiser. Sounds like a keeper you have there. Mine got up around that weight too. He was a trip. The other day when I took the stray to the vet I told her this one is tough just like the last one I had that was put down 3yrs ago and she instantly said I don't think any cat is as tough as he was. He gave them all kinds of hades back when they had to do anything with him so she remembers him very well. hehe

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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2018, 07:28:32 PM »
Say Mike.........is your place in Murfreesboro, Tennessee going to be hit with this Winter Storm...Diego ?       

The Weather Channel in talking a full 10 inches or more of wet heavy snow is some places.   Wow ! 

I sure hope this misses your place !


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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2018, 08:04:03 PM »
Mike, you probably have a nest somewhere around the house if you have killed that many. I use chipmunk size box traps to get rid of the difficult rodents when the spring traps don't work anymore. You can still use the peanut butter to bait the box traps with. I use the 1377 to terminate them while they are in the trap.

Say Mike.........is your place in Murfreesboro, Tennessee going to be hit with this Winter Storm...Diego
The Weather Channel in talking a full 10 inches or more of wet heavy snow is some places.   Wow ! 
I sure hope this misses your place !
Best Wishes - Tom
Tom, I don't know about snow but the rain is our biggest headache around here right now, it has soften the ground along with high winds that come with fronts is causing more trees to come down on everything around here. We still have a lot of leaners over the highways right now and night time driving has become dangerous during the storms. I still have standing water from the last storm.
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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2018, 08:21:58 PM »
Say Mike.........is your place in Murfreesboro, Tennessee going to be hit with this Winter Storm...Diego ?       

The Weather Channel in talking a full 10 inches or more of wet heavy snow is some places.   Wow ! 

I sure hope this misses your place !


Best Wishes - Tom
I just watched the local news - It looks like most of the snow will be north and east of us.  The prediction is about 1/4 inch (.25) here.  But it won't accumulate since the temperatures are above freezing.  In this area, it is often "Black Ice" that causes most injuries and property damage. 
Tom, I sure thank you for your concern.  Unlike you, we don't know how to handle snow.  Yes, we are in Tennessee.  But one must remember we are recently here (about a year now.)  So, any snow will cause us to stay inside until the roads and skies are clear.   ;)
 
EDIT:  I almost forgot to mention that all three of our vehicle are 2-wheel drive with Louisiana "All Season" tires.
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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2018, 01:18:39 AM »
Mike, nice double! Maybe youíll hit for the cycle tonite! Man...too bad you canít blast them meeses! :)
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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2018, 01:37:58 AM »
Nice job repelling the mouse invasion Mike!  Be on your toes.  That could have been a reconnaissance team and the army is not far behind :)

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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2018, 08:39:52 AM »
Okay, Harry, now you are starting to scare me.
I have not checked this morning yet; but I will be peeking through the window and NOT opening the door.   ;)
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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2018, 09:15:30 AM »
I think they have surrounded me!
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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2018, 09:47:54 AM »
Mike....you DO have a lot of mice.     There are a lot of field mice in my area too.   I bought electronic repellers 20 years ago and have not seen any in the house since.      I see their tracks outside in the snow during winter months.  I put Decon cubes out side under heavy flower pots to keep the numbers down.  They burrow under the flower pots and get the Decon but nothing else can or does. The mechanical traps don't work for me in winter.....all covered with ice and snow.


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22cal Crosman Summit Ranger NP2 (*My Best All-Round Hunter & Winter Gun*) 
117cal Hatsan Striker Vortex W/Edge Stock (*Excellent Snap Shooter & Good Winter Gun*)
22cal Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 Magnum W/CDT GRT III Trigger (*My Most Powerful Rifle & Best "Rested-Shot" Hunter*)
20cal Vintage 1979 Sheridan Silver Streak (*MY FAVORITE FUN GUN*) (NicelyResealed&Rebuilt By Rob112o)(*My MOST ACCURATE HUNTER & SNAP SHOOTER*)
25cal Hatsan 85 Sniper Vortex W/Camo Stock & Extra 117cal Sniper Barrel (Winter & Windy Day Gun)
25cal Hatsan Edge Vortex.  (Good Snap-Shooter on Winter or Windy Days)
117cal Crosman Vantage NP1 W/Titan Stock(My Old Trusty Standby Rifle)

Occasional Hunters
117cal Custom Older X-3 Stoeger W/B-3 Spring (NicelyRefinished&Rebuilt By SteveP-52)
117cal Chinese B-3 (My Mean Mongrel Junkyard Dog)
117cal Crosman 2100 (My Lightest Weight Hunter)
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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2018, 11:14:25 AM »
Good morning, Tom.
My Judy has the electric repellers all over the house.  We have never seen any animals inside. 
Those I am catching are inside the screen porch - plenty of entry points.  At first they were after the wild bird feed.  Now it is out of their reach and has been replaced with peanut butter.  The peanut butter is "to die for".   ;D
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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2018, 01:54:47 AM »
I think they have surrounded me!

Keep after them Mike.  Your doing great!  You get enough of them they will end the siege of your home and go to someone else's ;D 
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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2018, 09:13:51 AM »
You get enough of them they will end the siege of your home and go to someone else's
Good morning, Harry.    ^^ That must be what happened. 
I just checked the traps a few minutes ago.  Both were empty.
So, the pictures you don't see, are the mice I didn't catch this morning.  Hee hee
This thread may take a little vacation.  Thanks for following along.
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Re: It's hunting - well, sorta
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2018, 10:29:19 AM »
Well, Harry, your voice of wisdom was right - as always.  It has been over a week now, and still no new kills at the traps.   8)
(I did see Bluebirds a few mintures ago; but they are welcomed.

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