Cats are great...

On 19 Nov 2012 12:11:24 GMT, Huge wrote:

It's very grey area. It's illegal to release "vermin" but there isn't a real legal definition of what are classed as vermin...
8 Oct 2003 : Column WA60 Vermin
Lord Selsdon asked Her Majesty's Government:
Which mammals and other animals are classified as "vermin".[HL4559]
Lord Whitty: There is no definition of the term "vermin" in UK law. In such a situation the Oxford Dictionary definition should be applied.
The Oxford Dictionary defines "vermin" as "Animals of a noxious or objectionable kind. Originally applied to reptiles, stealthy, or slinky animals, and various wild beasts; now, excluding in US and Australia, almost entirely restricted to those animals or birds which prey upon preserved game . . ."
The Small Ground Vermin Traps Order 1958 and the various Spring Traps Approval Orders, refer to "small ground vermin". Neither the orders nor the Pests Act 1954, under which they are made, define this term or provide an exclusive list of species. However, the following animals are listed under various orders: moles, grey squirrels, rabbits, mink, stoats, weasels, rabbits, rats, and mice.
Traps approved under the Spring Traps Approval Order 1995 do not apply to small ground vermin listed in Schedules 5 and 6 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. This means that red squirrels, dormice, water voles, shrews, hedgehogs, polecats and a number of other species are excluded.
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200203/ldhansrd/vo031008/text / 31008w02.htm
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Splendid. It's OK to trap feral cats, then.
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and teenagers?
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On Monday, November 19, 2012 3:29:47 PM UTC, Huge wrote:

Ceratinly not. What would I hunt with my bowling ball firing mortar?
http://www.buckstix.com/CoehornMortarHunt.htm
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snipped-for-privacy@howhill.com says...

You _brand_ mice?
Fiddly job as well as cruel.
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On Saturday, November 17, 2012 4:55:09 PM UTC, gremlin_95 wrote:

One of my parents cats used to bring in dead rose buds from the garden, no idea why just brought them in played with them a few miniutes then left them inside and went back out again. She only brought in 1 or 2 a week. She got the name rosebud after that.

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Relative had one brought in live quite late at night, cat let it loose, and briefly chased it under some furniture. The cat then gave up and reverted to clean itself and prepare to go to sleep mode.
Time for bed, so the cat was shut in the room overnight with an instruction to catch the mouse or it was on a one way trip to the vets.
Next morning they came downstairs and saw a very smug looking cat as it sat on a swivel chair looking at the computer screen. But where was the mouse?
The cat had killed it and laid it out on the mousemat alongside the computer mouse, matching the tail to the curve of the mouse cable.
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