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I found the best way is the remnants of a Gordy's fly trap bucket thrown at a garden pooping cat.....stops them coming back,for one reason or another.
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A couple of weeks back on a hot day i walked around my front yard and their it was my neighbors cat curled up under my lemon tree sound asleep,so I rushed back to my garage filled a 10litre bucket will water and some detergent,back to the front yard stealth style and let the whole bucket on target,never seen a cat scramble so fast.
No new cat [email protected] on my lawns for the last two weeks. Great result so far..... just as long as it keeps out of my veges garden or 'll have to go to plan B....
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Hey Baitcatcher,looking at your garden,Hmm what stops the cat from coming over the fence?? maybe string electric wire up??
some catch fish seems I like to feed them so you can catch them.
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At our old place we had a reasonable size vege garden and our own cats liked the look of it for there morning ablutions. Saw somewhere about citrus and as had an abundant supply of lemons, squeezed the juice out(froze it) and spread the skins around the garden. Actually worked.
Just had to change out the skins every 4-5 days but better than dealing with the ****e and torn up seedlings
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Can't say have ever had probs with cats despite quite a few in the neighbourhood.
 
Not so blackbirds & thrushes or any ground feeding birds however that
seem to relish digging up any plant in situ seeds eg beans for an easy meal. Answer to prob has been to cover with wire netting until they have reasonable growth at which stage the birds no longer appear to be interested. Recently having exhausted supply of netting & not being able to but any have taken to supplementing  with the likes of cray pots, fishnets etc. surprising how many things there are when you start looking.
 
Have found protecting "plant in place" seeds currently of particular
importance due to shortage of seeds that normally would be sprinkled liberally then thinned once emerged but now are being individually planted at the required spacing however any attrition can leave gaps which is wasted space.
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I resorted to the possum trap aftwer our blue russian female cat died after 18yrs..Get a female cat blue russian.. far more like a dog than a cat in nature and behavour..sorts cats dog out even at 18yrs..

Similar to previous post on the subject, we had a foriegn cat sneak into the kitchen during the day.. was a poorly looked after 'pet ' cat think rather hungery..
So set up a home made electric fence unit out of a 16v power pack, a 24v truck coil and indicator relay that had to put bigger conacts in cause would burn out quick.
Tinfoil on the floor.. damp tea towel for perpetrator to stand on (would not stand on the foil).
 The plastic  bowl (to insulate from the foil) of food. And the live wire stuck in the food.
 Failed..
 Did not realise why at 1st .. till filled the bowl with milk, .. the electric arch had perforated the bottom of the bowl and all the milk leaked out under the fridge..

So markII .. same bowl, on tinfoil/ damp towel as before, then the thick plastic cutting board between.

We where sitting in the lounge , could see the cat come in by relfection in the china cabinet... seaked upto the bowl, sniffed around, approached several angles before desciding to go for it.
Stuck its nose about 10mm from the food  and got zapped.
Well we see it in catroons..
 It sorta leaped vertiacal near on 1 meter, feet going at 100 miles per hr, came down facing the wrong way, straight into the cupbards.. Feet still going 100 miles/hr, tried to change direction..no tracktion on the polished rimu floors.. hit the cupboards on the other side of the kitchen, bounced off, rolled, feet still going , came back on its feet in the semi direction of the door, missed it, hit the edge, deflected trying to get to the back door at right angles, missed that into the washhouse, hit the bottom of the tub...feet now going 10 miles/ hr.. turned and hit the back door jamb bounced onto ther back steps  and rolled rambo style over the edge, finallt landing on its feet and gone... forever

When we saw the reflection  we had time to get to a position could step into the kitchen and watch.. at the same time screaming the BJ at it to make things even more traumatic.

 Then there was the time firewood was going missing...and the dog pack wandering at nigh, jumping in the polyethylene lined 4500l pond.. And the dog that got traped between the back fence and electric fence one night... and the son in nappies who used to play with the fence and a long bit of leaf when thought we where not watching.
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Loved your post ,Steps Smile
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Not so blackbirds & thrushes or any ground feeding birds however that
seem to relish digging up any plant in situ seeds eg beans for an easy meal. Answer to prob has been to cover with wire netting

 I gave up on netting decades ago.. means a 4 lettered work.. work.. and most of that is folding up and getting out..5 lettered work.. space.
Cut bottoms off soda bottles.. I like the idea of condensation getting out and new leaves not stuck to the sides.. espec lettuce
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That post was gold.steps!
dont get my personality mixed up with my attitude,my personality is me,my attitude depends on you.
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Steps if you can tell a story every day like that, then 4 weeks is gunna fly. I got tears in my eyes just picturing it!!!

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Originally posted by pjc pjc wrote:

Hey Baitcatcher,looking at your garden,Hmm what stops the cat from coming over the fence?? maybe string electric wire up??


Hi Paul,just saw your post.

Now where can I get those bird spikes they use to stop birds sitting on building roofs?(I can always make one with 3inch nails and some timber.

I well need to consult Steps on a electric wire set-up development/installation as he has experience in these matters.

I knew their was a good use for my Whitebait nets,I've layed bird netting on top of the screens ,& top it with my whitebait nets.(it's like a cat catcher all in one, now where did I put my little red recipe book.....
I have plenty of nets,different models from 1 to 5.
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