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Thread: Best way to kill birds....

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    Best way to kill birds....

    that one of your 3 cats has brought in? At the moment, they seem to be bringing in one every 2/3 days, usually dead.

    However, the oldest cat brought in a bird that was still alive when I was watching TV the other day and plonked it at my feet, very proud of her gift to me.

    It couldn't fly and it looked like its leg and wing were broken and was in a pretty bad way. I took it outside and deliberated what to do with it - should I kill it, call the RSPCA etc.

    I made the decision not to call the RSPCA because in all likelihood it was going to die anyway, so then I was left with a decision to either leave it in pain or put it out of its misery. On deciding the latter was probably the best action (the cats would have just caused it more pain) I then effectively stood on it as I thought this would be quickest and was immediately filled with guilt.

    I think I did the right thing but probably not in the right way - I have to admit I found it really hard to do, but was wondering if anyone else had any experience of this, and what's the most humane method to use if this happens again?

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    Re: Best way to kill birds....

    The best way is to kill the bastard cat before it kills any more birds.
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    Re: Best way to kill birds....

    or have cats got bells round thier necks - so the birds hear them coming?

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    Re: Best way to kill birds....

    Stand Wayne Rooney outside in the back with his Man Ure top on - that'll scare all the birds away - problem solved.
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    Re: Best way to kill birds....

    Quote Originally Posted by NotIntaFells View Post
    Stand Wayne Rooney outside in the back with his Man Ure top on - that'll scare all the birds away - problem solved.
    hehehe good one notintafells he would scare everyone away
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    Re: Best way to kill birds....

    Quote Originally Posted by NotIntaFells View Post
    Stand Wayne Rooney outside in the back with his Man Ure top on - that'll scare all the birds away - problem solved.
    & the birds would have something to s**t on .

    Seriously though, the best way to despatch the birds would be to throw them as high as you can & blast them with a 12 bore.
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    Re: Best way to kill birds....

    I had the same problem many years ago, but I used an axe to finish it off. Was most effective, but Mrs H has never let me forget it.
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    Re: Best way to kill birds....

    I once found a baby bird on the way to school when I was about 8 - it had fallen out of its nest or something, so I took it school in a yoghurt pot filled with cotton wool, convinced I could hand rear it.

    Sensitively and after much deliberation the teacher told me I had no chance of being it's mum and took it away - later kindly explained that it had been "put out of its misery".

    He never told me how he did it, so I still wonder to this day and so wish I had asked! My 8 year old mind was convinced he'd run over it in his car

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    Re: Best way to kill birds....

    I once clobbered a rabbit whilst driving along with the family. I had to reverse over it to finish it off. My wife was outraged .
    I've just decided I don't trust you anymore.

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    Re: Best way to kill birds....

    I once hit a fox and a rabbit within 5 mins of each other

    my poor car suffered hit the fox good and proper, it broke the bumper

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