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Subject: [Towertalk] Rats with wings!!!
From: (Larry L Lindblom)
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 00:03:55 +0000
Des Moines, IA (population about 200K) spent over $100K a few years ago
trying to get rid of pigeons from the downtown buildings.  The effort was
a wipe out.  So if anyone comes up with a method that works doe more than
a week or two the city fathers might want to talk to you.  Unfortunately
pigeons seem to have the uncanny ability to readily habituate to
startling events and noxious stimuli.  

73 & GL


On Mon, 22 Jul 2002 16:19:43 -0700 Chris BONDE <> writes:
> I had been bothered by the neighbourhood cats!!  I bought one of 
> those high 
> pressure pump up water pistols.
> The first time I walk out pumping it up, the cat looks at me with a 
> "you 
> can't catch me sneer"!  I pump up the pisstol then let the poor cat 
> have 
> it, all the way across the lot.  Almost emptied the pistol on it.
> The second time, it ran away, jumped up in the air trying for a 
> bird, I hit 
> it for about 3 seconds during the flight up to the bird.
> The third time, I went out the door pumping the pistol up, the cat 
> ran so 
> fast I could barely see it.
> All the cats in the neighbourhood move causiouly through the yard, 
> even a 
> rap on the window makes them move.
> The seals on that pistol have gone.  I have been looking at a large 
> pistol 
> with a battery operated pump, saw it on TV awhile ago, cannot find 
> one, 
> even at WALLY-MART.  If you could purchase one of those, then water 
> blast 
> those pidgens off your line, I think that they might be intellegent 
> not to 
> come back again.  Or modify some water projector.
> Someone awhile ago used an owl.  It worked for about a week, then 
> the birds 
> sat and shit on it.
> Chris opr VE7HCB
> At 12:10 PM 2002-07-22 -0400, Henry Heidtmann wrote:
> >OK, guys, I've had it- Have been fighting pigeons on the antenna 
> for
> >awhile- I've broken down and ordered a dummy Owl- Someone tell me 
> that
> >this works, or any better idea so they dont sit on the elements- 
> we're
> >talking a roost of 20-25 birds on my F12 C4E- They are straying 
> out
> >towards the tips and have already bent one element slightly.
> >Not to mention the pigeon droppings on the roof of my house.
> >Small caliber firearms wont work in my downtown neighborhood-
> >
> >Thanks-
> >Henry, N4VHK
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