I have a Fi-Shock unit. They are reasonably priced if you don't buy the
whole unnecessary package with all the stuff. IIRC, I got mine at a pet
shop, and it was about $30 for the basic shocker unit, which is all you
want. Zap them once or twice, and they won't come back. It's funny as
hell, too. I never knew cats could jump that high! Just put a stainless
steel bowl of food out on an insulated base, and leave it. As you say, make
sure you have a good ground. Put it in a place where your pets or kids
can't get to it. But then, if the kids do get to it, they only have to
touch it once to have their curiosity satisfied. Plus, if it is on your
property, and your neighbor cannot see it, there's less chance for there to
be problems with them when the cat gets lit up. I have gotten rid of
several wandering dogs that got in the trash, roaming cats, and a couple of
wild critters. They learn fast. Do not try to electrify too big an area,
or a long run of fence, as then it will be more upkeep, easier to short out,
and those nosy neighbors may gripe.
On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 11:32:23 -0700, "Jon Danniken"
Have you got a Canon point & shoot digital camera with video
if you do- then all you need is the open source freeware- CHDK. It
gives your camera motion detection capability-- and a million other
things. [bracketing, time lapse, remote, a better battery gauge. . .
You may. Put it up on the garage roof in a place where the cat will have a
secondary surprise. Just don't call the law at 2 AM when you hear something
crashing. The more unpleasant the experience the less likely they are to
return. I've rigged mono line to empty bundles of aluminum cans, and that
can be a deterrent, too. Unless you forget and get caught on your own
My Dad tried electricity to deal with the squirrels in the
feeder. They rapidly learned that any motion within the
window was time to bail out. He used a battery pack of six
D-cells, an intermttent swtich, hard to describe, and an
ignition coil from a car.
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