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[Towertalk] Rats with wings!!!

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Subject: [Towertalk] Rats with wings!!!
From: (Hisashi T Fujinaka)
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 09:12:57 -0700 (PDT)
I would agree with this. When I lived in Japan, I couldn't get a bb gun to
shoot the pigeons roosting on my balcony, inches from my head. They'd wake
me up earlier and earlier and had me wishing Japan had daylight savings
time so I could sleep past 4:30AM.

I got an illegal modified plastic pellet gun that would shoot through an
aluminum can, but didn't phase the pigeons.

What worked was the super-soaker I got from a Toys-r-us.

If you can get at the birds, I'd suggest a super-soaker. Otherwise, you're
going to have to either tape tacks to the element, or put a string just
above it on supports so the birds can't roost.

On Mon, 22 Jul 2002, 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-
> >
> >Thanks-
> >Henry, N4VHK
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