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Subject: [Towertalk] Rats with wings!!!
From: (Terry Dunlap)
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 17:05:25 -0700
Now this looks like a great business opportunity for some enterprising 
guy.  Couldn't something be
rigged up to intermittently pump a little current through the antenna and 
give the birds a little
shock? (and isolate the expensive rigs at the same time!!!)

I'd sure buy one.....the pigeons are making a mess of my pool deck!!!

73 de Terry KK6T

At 04:19 PM 7/22/2002 -0700, Chris BONDE wrote:
>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-
>>Henry, N4VHK
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