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Scrup
05-28-2011, 08:14 PM
Any thoughts? I've had problems with this cat before, but now it has started pulling the goldfish out of my pond and killing them.

Ideas on simple anti-cat devices? Would a splashing fountain be enough to deter them? I could rig that up pretty easy. Not looking to invest too much since we will be moving in just a few months.

Thanks for any help you can give!

SmokeyCFH
05-28-2011, 08:17 PM
I was going to say a pepper/water spray but thats typically if they're messin with your plants and such. But since cats really dont like water i'd say the splashing fountain is a great idea, unless you own an airsoft or pellet gun...airsoft will scare them, pellet will hurt them real bad.

Scrup
05-28-2011, 08:47 PM
I did consider airsoft, but I am not going to always be in the backyard.

gm72
05-28-2011, 09:06 PM
The splashing fountain would, in my opinion, would only interest them more. My cats love moving water. Have 8 of them indoors!

WhiteDevil
05-28-2011, 10:25 PM
Use coyote urine or ammonia, it works on racoons here and feral cats.

gabbyguppy
05-28-2011, 11:39 PM
This is the best cat deterrant on the market. Started with 6 cats, now have none.

Peterjay
05-29-2011, 03:50 PM
Google "Electronic Scarecrow." I have a couple in my garden, and they work on all kinds of critters, including myself occasionally. It's a motion-activated sprinkler. Once the cat gets nailed a few times, it will avoid the area. Anything else is an exercise in futility. Cats are pure evil. (I have three, so I should know)

Lady Hobbs
05-29-2011, 03:57 PM
How about a pitbull? Ammonia in a spray bottle? Dog catcher?

Or putting screening over the pond which is about annoying but so is that cat.

I soooo have a problem with people who let their cats roam to be a nuisance to others.

Scrup
05-29-2011, 09:36 PM
Yeah, my dog doesn't quite cut it with these cats..one of the tried attacking him once... the poor pug was clueless and had no idea why I was running at him slapping a stick on the ground making loud noises...little did he know there was a cat larger than him stalking up right behind him in the grass...

With the amount of plants and the height of the plants we have a screen or a net will be a PITA to get in place (3-5' tall?!?) and I wouldn't want to detract from the view of things. I'll check out the electronic scarecrows!

We do have coyotes around here, but I am not quite brave enough to follow them around with an oil pan and try and catch some urine. :)

Lady Hobbs
05-29-2011, 10:45 PM
Lay a bunch of rat traps around the place!

OK......little bity mouse traps.

Furface
05-30-2011, 12:17 PM
My first reaction would be to live trap the cat and dispose of it. If you are mentally unable to cross that bridge I would think a reverse slant fence might do it. Though that is a lot of work and expense to accomodate a problem someone else is imposing on you.

Cliff
05-30-2011, 08:48 PM
We used to use moth balls to keep stray cats and racoons out of our trash.

It worked OK. You would just need to make sure non of them got into the pond

Trillianne
05-31-2011, 03:37 PM
They do make granulated cat repellant made from urine of predator types such as coyotes you can buy at some home and garden shops. I've not tried it personally but that would save you from chasing them in the wild. :ssmile:

Furface
06-10-2011, 12:44 PM
Moth balls work for cats, they also work for deer. However, they destroy your enjoyment of the pond because the fumes fill the air and prevent you from spending much time there. That's some serious self punishment imposed for another person's thoughtlessness. Capital cat punishment still sounds like a fair and final solution.

Aeonflame
06-10-2011, 01:36 PM
Dogs are awesome cat deterrants. Borrow a friend's dog and have it pee all over the yard

guppy107
06-10-2011, 05:03 PM
Cat repellant does work My GSD keep killing the stray cats that came into our yard. Some one called the dog catcher on us for killing cats. they told us to get cat repellant and spray all around the yard and they would stay out. and they do. I think my GSD was a better idea. It was cheaper

smaug
06-10-2011, 07:18 PM
Conibear 220. Google it.

Fishkeeper
11-12-2011, 06:20 AM
Cat repellant does work My GSD keep killing the stray cats that came into our yard. Some one called the dog catcher on us for killing cats. they told us to get cat repellant and spray all around the yard and they would stay out. and they do. I think my GSD was a better idea. It was cheaper
Waaaait... you didn't care the cats were getting killed?!?!! Whoever called the dogcatcher had the right idea!!! Even if they are strays, they're still cats!!!! :scry:poor cats:scry:

Aeonflame
11-12-2011, 12:12 PM
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