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A better mouse catcher
A vanity post, one of very few I have ever made. | Mar 31, 2012 | bobalu

Posted on 03/31/2012 1:04:17 PM PDT by Bobalu

My friend out in New Mexico set up an automatic game camera aimed at his water pans he puts out for birds. This is a snap he got last night of a Bobcat carrying a hapless mouse...it's very cute :-)


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: bobcat; mouse; newmexico; ratskywatsky
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I wish Bobcats could be tamed, what wonderful pets they could be.
1 posted on 03/31/2012 1:04:20 PM PDT by Bobalu
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To: Bobalu

Looks like the cat won...


3 posted on 03/31/2012 1:10:23 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: Bobalu

I think that varmint is a rat, not a mouse....?


4 posted on 03/31/2012 1:16:32 PM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kitty ping.


5 posted on 03/31/2012 1:19:06 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: john drake

An F4 offspring of that bobcat and a big healthy red male Maine Coon would be an interesting mix.


6 posted on 03/31/2012 1:20:44 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Bobalu

Pretty big for a mouse.

I’m thinking rat here.


7 posted on 03/31/2012 1:26:27 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Bobalu
EZ Thumbs.
8 posted on 03/31/2012 1:26:26 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Bobalu

My husband cats pictures of Bobcats with his game cameras about an hour south of Houston. They are really beautiful animals.


9 posted on 03/31/2012 1:29:44 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Bobalu

sniper cat

10 posted on 03/31/2012 1:37:10 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Bobalu
Wait a minute.....

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Not speedy enough apparently.
11 posted on 03/31/2012 1:40:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bobalu
Catz gotta eat.

/johnny

12 posted on 03/31/2012 1:44:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Bobalu

I HATE mice - have several traps in my basement and outside my home, but, I kinda feel sorry for the little critter in this pic. It’s like he’s pleading to the camera.


13 posted on 03/31/2012 1:45:01 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: Bobalu

Thanks for posting. We have a pixie-bob cat named Clawdia (inside cat) and we have bobcats outside (neighbors have seen them here).


14 posted on 03/31/2012 1:46:28 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Ditter

Sorry about that typo. I meant my husband GETS pictures of Bobcats....... duh!


15 posted on 03/31/2012 1:47:27 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Bobalu

The mouse looks like.... “help?”


16 posted on 03/31/2012 1:48:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: peggybac

Yes, the rat knows he’s in deep doo doo


17 posted on 03/31/2012 1:51:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL


18 posted on 03/31/2012 1:53:30 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: Bobalu

Bobcats raised as kittens by humans can be tamed but even then are not considered domesticated like house cats. Even at best, tame bobcats are high maintenance, requiring much time, expense, effort, and adaptation. They are also said to be mercurial and cane be aggressive at times — and are big and strong enough to get their way when they want to.


19 posted on 03/31/2012 1:53:44 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Bobalu
Great pic...pound for pound, however, stoats and ferrets are the best rodent control. They can follow a rat or mouse (or squirrel or rabbit for that matter) into places no feline can go, and when they catch them, they can deal out an a$$-whoopin' far out of proportion to their size...

Stoat vs. Rat

20 posted on 03/31/2012 1:58:20 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: peggybac

Here in southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico, some people keep Bull Snakes in their basements to take care of the mice.


21 posted on 03/31/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Bobalu
"I wish Bobcats could be tamed, what wonderful pets they could be." She died a few years ago her name was Lilith. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
22 posted on 03/31/2012 2:20:05 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Thanks for sharing that smiling picture is TOO cute!


23 posted on 03/31/2012 2:42:48 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Bobalu; wardaddy

That rat is plenty screwed. Cool bobcat pic.


24 posted on 03/31/2012 2:52:30 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Dusty Road

Awesome! What’s the story on Lilith? I’m dying to know!


25 posted on 03/31/2012 2:55:50 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Bobalu

Bob the Cat is performing a community service.


26 posted on 03/31/2012 2:57:02 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Bobalu

So...do eyes reflect after death, or is the rat still alive? I’m assuming the reflectivity doesn’t go away...but I don’t actually know, so I’m asking! :)


27 posted on 03/31/2012 3:09:24 PM PDT by Cailleach
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To: varmintman

Looks like the rat is saying, “Guys?? Help? Hey, guys...??”


28 posted on 03/31/2012 3:13:17 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: Cailleach

the rat’s head is up and the eyes are still reflecting. Alive for a few more minutes.


29 posted on 03/31/2012 3:16:03 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: Dusty Road

Declawed/Defanged?


30 posted on 03/31/2012 3:16:23 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: john drake
I think that varmint is a rat, not a mouse....?

More likely a deer mouse:

They can carry the hantavirus which is mostly fatal to humans.

31 posted on 03/31/2012 3:26:40 PM PDT by CedarDave (Romney: The Etch A Sketch Candidate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6NArPUFLRI)
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To: Dusty Road

Have a friend that was well on his way to having a tame

bobcat...a friend of his came to his house and saw the

bobcat and shot the animal..almost came to blows

Beautiful cat and pretty darn good arrowhead collection

you had/have


32 posted on 03/31/2012 3:27:42 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Bobalu; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

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33 posted on 03/31/2012 3:31:46 PM PDT by CedarDave (Romney: The Etch A Sketch Candidate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6NArPUFLRI)
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To: Bobalu
We also sit out a game camera to catch whatever (or whoever) is roaming on our property. We have been fortunate to have caught a bobcat a couple of times.

I am a bit surprised that this picture shows the cat wandering through the 'inhabited' part of the property, the trash can and the bird bath in the picture. Our local forest ranger says he has never seen one in the wild in 15 years so it is a rare occasion to actually 'catch' one.

I believe the 'mouse'/'rat' is actually a vole which is a cousin to the varmints. Mice are much smaller and rats are much bigger.

Good picture.

34 posted on 03/31/2012 4:01:02 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: ProudFossil

Voles don’t have a long tail.

Here is another chance to post my favorite bobcat video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngjIZSmyYPI


35 posted on 03/31/2012 4:05:12 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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Voles don’t have a long tail.

I stand corrected. In any case the fewer varmints the better. We also live in New Mexico and they play hell with my Ford F250 wiring and the garden. Kudos to the bobcat.

36 posted on 03/31/2012 4:23:17 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Dusty Road

Reminds me a touch of that Geico leopard commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O1SX4x7uUE


37 posted on 03/31/2012 4:31:42 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: redhead

Looks like a deer mouse...I’d suspect that’s a momma
cat taking her catch back to her litter for a lesson
the kittens must learn.


38 posted on 03/31/2012 4:39:00 PM PDT by nvscanman
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To: Travis McGee

Lilith was found on the side of the road beside her dead mother who had been hit by a vehicle.


39 posted on 03/31/2012 4:56:34 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: CodeToad

Spayed only.


40 posted on 03/31/2012 4:57:53 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: I still care

Now thats funny.


41 posted on 03/31/2012 4:59:56 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road
Heres a pretty bobcat. Photobucket Photobucket
42 posted on 03/31/2012 5:03:12 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: john drake; ProudFossil; Bobalu

Maybe a young mexican wood rat. They can be be very pesky. I had one (or more) who destroyed my tomato plants a couple of years ago (took a game trail camera to find out what it was; Darn thing seemed more like a vandal than wanting to just eat.).

Like Proud Fossil, I have spy/game cameras all over the gulch, for the same reasons. I get the occasional bobcat, and once, even a mountain lion.... But never any photos or videos as good as Babalu’s friend’s. I wonder what brand / model of camera it is.... Must be a strobe flash instead of infrared.


43 posted on 03/31/2012 6:41:23 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Dusty Road

WTH? Dusty.

That thing looks half wolf and half black panther.


44 posted on 03/31/2012 6:43:59 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Dusty Road; SLB

Nice pictures.... Thanks.


45 posted on 03/31/2012 7:38:25 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: john drake

I think you’re right. Too big to be a mouse. Poor thing anyway but such is the way of the creatures great and small God has put on this Earth.


46 posted on 03/31/2012 8:18:32 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Travis McGee

She was Adams first wife. Sorry, couldn’t resist. :-)


47 posted on 03/31/2012 8:21:08 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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48 posted on 03/31/2012 8:26:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dusty Road

Hmmm..... looks like she tamed you pretty well. :-)

Such a nice kitty!


49 posted on 03/31/2012 8:47:26 PM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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50 posted on 03/31/2012 8:47:47 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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