Skip to comments.MAN CLEARED OF ASSAULT IN CAT POOP CASE
Posted on 03/11/2014 11:23:56 AM PDT by bkopto
A 60-year-old British man was cleared of an assault charge in the case of a fight between neighbors that began with an argument about throwing cat feces.
Chippenham Magistrates' Court in Wiltshire, England, heard Matthew Lucas, 38, confronted neighbor Douglas Pidgeon, 60, after finding cat droppings that appeared to have been thrown into his yard, the Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.
Lucas said he was concerned his 5-year-old daughter could have touched the cat droppings and suffered ill effects.
Pidgeon told the court he threw the feces over the fence because he was tired of the Lucas' cat using his "garden as a lavatory."
"I went out to cut the grass and I scooped it up and lobbed it over the fence. I didn't think anything more about it," Pidgeon said. "I know it was their cat. I just threw it. That was it. I didn't really think about it to be honest. I agree the sensible thing to do would have been to go and speak to the owners. I have never spoken to them about it. It was not the appropriate thing to do, it was quite irrational. I didn't expect anyone to come around at all to be honest. I was quite shocked when he did come to my door."
The argument between the two men turned physical, and during the struggle Lucas' forehead collided with Pidgeon's nose, breaking the skin of the bridge.
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When confronted with unwanted cats in our yard I get out the .22, do a little target practice, and then hang the carcass on a fence because the crows have to eat, too.
What’s that old saying? ....................”you can pick your nose but you can’t pick your neighbors.
Territoriality is a term associated with nonverbal communication that refers to how people use space to communicate ownership/occupancy of areas and possession The anthropological concept branches from the observations of animal ownership behaviors. We can consider that this personal space is like a bubble that one doesn’t want invaded................lest we throw cat poop on ‘em.
Another brilliant statement from another warped mind, unless you were being sarcastic in which case you failed awesomely!
His cat, his poop. What’s wrong with returning his property to him?
“Lucas said he was concerned his 5-year-old daughter could have touched the cat droppings and suffered ill effects.
My children learned at about age 1 1/2 not to touch poop.
Manners learned in a zoo cage in Oregon.
We had a cat in our apartment complex that would run up to and claw our screen window to try to intimidate our cat. The screen wasn't in that great of shape after numerous clawings and so next time the cat ran up to our window it got a little surprise.
The next time I saw the cat, it was completely across a grassy area and couldn't run fast enough when I saw me. I never realize that cats could fly. It leaped up to the second floor from the ground. Apparently its home. Easily eight feet. Lol.
Anyway, problem solved.
Excellent graphic! Thank you!!!
I bet it is a tough job, too almost like herding cats!!
No sarcasm at all. We live on a ranch in Wyoming and stray cats sometimes wander onto the property and, when they do, they end up as food for the crows. This is because we don’t want them fighting with our barn cats and maybe infecting them with feline leukemia, I don’t want them biting or scratching my kids, I don’t want them attacking my chickens, and we don’t want them colonizing our property.
Besides, I’m saving these cats from the coyotes and the occasional eagles who think that cats are tasty snacks.
To answer the questions of the psychotic cat lovers who will no doubt be DEEPLY OFFENDED at my post:
1. No, I’m too busy to take time out of my day and try to trap a stray or feral cat and then drive it 45 miles into town to the animal shelter so the animal shelter can kill it.
2. Yes, I know you’re DEEPLY OFFENDED by how we manage our property. Get over it.
3. No, I don’t go around hurting cats off of my property. That’s because they’re on someone else’s property and it’s not my place to do that. In Wyoming it’s good manners to respect other people’s land.
4. No, my older barn cats don’t wander off. The ones that do end up as coyote food. No, I don’t get upset with the coyotes for eating cats.
How do we know they weren’t throwing food?
I mean, after all, it is Great Britain.
Too bad this happened in England, where you probably need a permit for a BB gun. In Chicago the rats look like small cats - huge! I often use my Gamo air rifle on them but must often finish the job with an entrenching tool because the pellet only seems to stun them.
In the city that might be a good idea (assuming your city won't call using a BB or pellet gun a felony discharge of a firearm - might want to check your local laws on that). When you live two miles from the main road you learn that chasing a cat away is a temporary thing when you've got the only shelter for miles around. Living out here comes with a whole different set of rules.
In Chicago I hear the Democrats sometimes look like people. Does the entrenching tool work on them, too?
I had some eighbors whose children would poop in the yard because their Mom would lock them out all day so her house would stay clean..
Then the kids would lob it over the fence into my backyard so their Mom wouldn’t know they pooped in the yard (encopresis?)..
Other than that, and the husband beating the crap out of his wife, and coming over to borrow orange extract, vanilla extract, or cooking sherry when he ran out of booze, they were okay neighbors.
OOps, eighbors =Neighbors
Careful now; the cat cultists will react with more venom and vile than you can imagine if you even joke about hurting their precious felines. More so than they would if it was an innocent human being.
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