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    a former neighbour of mine once told me why he kept a catapult on his window sill.

    'The clue's in the name Dave' he said. 'A Catapult is for Pulting Cats!'

    And true to form he would spend evenings sat at the window with his Black Widow Catapult loaded with all manner of projectiles trying desperately to see off those pesky felines!

    Get yourself one of these... Barnett Black Widow Slingshot Catapult Kit + 1000 Ammo | eBay

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    I take your cat problem and raise the bar...

    I've got a deer problem in my garden, about 100 Roe deer to be precise. Keep finding their way through the smallest gaps in or over the fence and eating the tips out of all my green plants. Bit spooky when you come face to face with one tapping on the glass and looking in your bedroom window at 3am!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJWhite1970 View Post
    I take your cat problem and raise the bar...

    I've got a deer problem in my garden, about 100 Roe deer to be precise. Keep finding their way through the smallest gaps in or over the fence and eating the tips out of all my green plants. Bit spooky when you come face to face with one tapping on the glass and looking in your bedroom window at 3am!!!
    LMAO! (I laughed too much and i got people staring at me like i'm mad!)

    I can't say anything else, but LMAO!!!

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    A few years back a friend of mine woke to find a cow doing 'beast' stroke in his swimming pool. they needed a mobile crane to get it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    A few years back a friend of mine woke to find a cow doing 'beast' stroke in his swimming pool. they needed a mobile crane to get it out.
    That truly is a first world problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyknight View Post
    Just greet them and offer food and drink.

    Don't forget the key ingredient... Posion.

    Oh wait........ that's what i do to visitors....

    Might work for cats!
    I hope this was a joke - giving poison to someone's beloved pet and letting it die in agony is a horrible thing to do. Far better to scare it than to hurt it surely?

    As a Cat lover and owner of a cat, I no longer have the issue of cats using my garden as a toilet (when we bought the house it was disgusting) although my OWN cat likes to turd on the lawn...

    There are plenty of ways to discourage this - spraying with water is a totally fine and harmless deterrent but you might not always be there. Short of buying motion activated sprinkler systems plenty of garden centres sell cat and dog repellents that won't cause the offending animal to die in agony! Someone joked about Lion Poo but there is in fact a product our local garden centre sells that is impregnated with the scent of Lion dung. Take a trip to a proper garden centre and take your pick from a wide range of repellents.

    I had an issue where dogs would poo on my driveway - the problem with this is that dogs smelled the leavings of other dogs and used the area accordingly - the only way to fix this was to eradicate the scent markers which I did with a healthy dose of Jeyes fluid and bleach. Funnily enough I've not had any poo on the driveway since.
    Last edited by AMLightfoot; 15th May 2013 at 12:11 PM.

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    I like cats (my own) but have in the past used an IR triggered sprinkler with good effect to keep neighbours cats off the lawn. Quite good fun when the kids forget it is there too!

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    Lion Poo was no joke, seen it used before

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    Apparently throwing orange peel around the garden works as well.

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    Horse poo works an absolute treat

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC_Tom_B View Post
    Horse poo works an absolute treat
    And it's good for the garden too!

    I've heard that Cats hate citrus peel but my cat doesn't seem to be bothered by it at all. That being said, I have some baby Lemon trees struggling to survive in our climate and I can't say that I've ever seen him anywhere near them... He does like to mutilate the garlic we have growing in the veg patch though... He's a smelly little turd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    I hope this was a joke - giving poison to someone's beloved pet and letting it die in agony is a horrible thing to do. Far better to scare it than to hurt it surely?

    As a Cat lover and owner of a cat, I no longer have the issue of cats using my garden as a toilet (when we bought the house it was disgusting) although my OWN cat likes to turd on the lawn...

    There are plenty of ways to discourage this - spraying with water is a totally fine and harmless deterrent but you might not always be there. Short of buying motion activated sprinkler systems plenty of garden centres sell cat and dog repellents that won't cause the offending animal to die in agony! Someone joked about Lion Poo but there is in fact a product our local garden centre sells that is impregnated with the scent of Lion dung. Take a trip to a proper garden centre and take your pick from a wide range of repellents.

    I had an issue where dogs would poo on my driveway - the problem with this is that dogs smelled the leavings of other dogs and used the area accordingly - the only way to fix this was to eradicate the scent markers which I did with a healthy dose of Jeyes fluid and bleach. Funnily enough I've not had any poo on the driveway since.
    You'd call someones partner a pet?! Now that's horrible. Not even horrible, that's wrong.

    As for a joke, of course it was. I would NEVER mean it honestly, honestly i wouldn't. I wouldn't... ​or would i?

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    @Sunnyknight
    You need to refine your trolling powers...
    you might look back at a certain @RoF
    Now there's a good stirrer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Now there's a good stirrer!!
    Said the pot to the kettle

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    I know someone who advocates pepper or chilli powder as their solution but that seems a little harsh/cruel [this from someone who is not a particular fan of cats]

    Also I think that its effectiveness would be lost after rain?

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