What Is Your Least Favorite Animal?

Created by F_R_E_D on Jan 4, 2014

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Lions

Tigers

Bears

Snakes

Ferrets

Mice

Sharks

Bed Bugs

None of the above

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60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#23 Jan 7, 2014
Marissa 2 wrote:
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So, is the problem the cats...or the people who treat them this way???
It's the people. Poor little things wouldn't be forced to brave the elements if it weren't for negligent owners. In the last 10 years, I was fortunate to find good homes for 4 strays. I believe those cats belonged to a lady a few blocks away who had since passed away. Some cats are feral and you can't get near them, but many are cats who managed to escape their owners and are left to their own devices. I just recently reunited a little black cat with her owner. She was hanging out in my backyard for several months and I could tell she was not your usual stray or feral. My daughter found the owner on a facebook page of owners who were trying to locate their lost pets. He lives right in back of us, lol! He had just moved in and that's when his cat escaped. Good thing we found the owner, or this poor little cat wouldn't have survived. Many pet owners are well meaning and good to their animals, but cats in particular can easily escape when a door is opened or allowed to roam outside. I have heard of a few neighbors who hate strays and ferals, and when they come onto their properties and "spray" to mark their territories, they use cruel methods to permanently get rid of them. I wish they understood that it's not the poor animal's fault. Besides, the odor from cat urine does not last long enough to be detected by humans.
60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#24 Jan 7, 2014
Correction: I meant to say: The odor of cat urine can be detected outdoors, but it doesn't last forever or that long. Only other cats can detect it.
60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#25 Jan 7, 2014
Jenji wrote:
Mollusks, your garden-variety (literally) banana slugs in particular. If you're walking along barefoot, and you're unlucky enough to step on one true it's no fun for the slug (to die that way) but the slippery slimy slug mucus that's left on the bottom of your foot... eeew! And it's even worse if it squirts it between your toes. There's no way to get it off except walk in some sand, preferably at the edge of the water, and let that scrub it off, because no amount of washing will do it. Rubbing alcohol, even gasoline won't cut it.
Jenji, I too see many of those slugs on my garden path in late Spring and all throughout the Summer and early Fall! They are everywhere and I have to tiptoe my way around them so I don't step on them. They're even on my vinyl fence. They are rather slimy looking critters but kinda cute too, lol. I hate to kill anything and they have a right to be here too. My hubby is repulsed by them and wanted to use poison on them but I won't let him. We leave some dry cat food out for our little friend who stops by every day. We learned that banana slugs just adore cat food. We found them eating the cat food one night. One of the slugs looked very big/fat. Could have been pregnant. I noticed something on the fence a few days ago and it was a frozen slug stuck to the fence. I'm going to see if there is something natural to help deter so many slugs this year. I don't want to kill them, I just want them to find some place else to go, lol.

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#26 Jan 7, 2014
Marissa 2 wrote:
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So, is the problem the cats...or the people who treat them this way???
Feral cats are disgusting. They destroy the environment, spread parasites and diseases, and kill the wildlife. I hate them.

Since: Nov 10

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#27 Jan 7, 2014
60s chic wrote:
Correction: I meant to say: The odor of cat urine can be detected outdoors, but it doesn't last forever or that long. Only other cats can detect it.
The bottom line is they are wild animals...they are not house pets...their main job is to catch mice...not to jump on your lap and purr...Meow!!!
60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#28 Jan 7, 2014
Marissa 2 wrote:
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The bottom line is they are wild animals...they are not house pets...their main job is to catch mice...not to jump on your lap and purr...Meow!!!
They are not wild animals, they're domesticated animals. Man has domesticated these creatures and negligence and cruelty has turned many back out into the wild, but they'll never be truly wild. Many cats don't make it in the elements. The reason there are so many is because the original owners failed to have them spayed and neutered. One cat can have several litters in one year. A female cat can become a mother in just a year or so if she's not spayed. Spaying and neutering is so crucial. I wish every pet owner were held more responsible. Yes, cats are very good at catching mice and rats, but they're domesticated too, and that's why many can be good house pets too. Even some ferals can become house pets although it takes a bit more time and patience then a stray would.
60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#29 Jan 7, 2014
FTW Yall wrote:
<quoted text> Feral cats are disgusting. They destroy the environment, spread parasites and diseases, and kill the wildlife. I hate them.
I agree that they can wreck havoc on wild life. I use to see rabbits quite often but I haven't seen one in my area for years. Now chipmunks - there are plenty of them about. I love to watch them and put peanuts out for them. They're very quick and I've never seen a cat catch one yet. I feed my stray every day and the neighbor in back of me keeps a nice warm place in his shed for this same cat. I've never seen this stray catch any birds in our yard and we have quite a few - sparrows mostly, but a few cardinals. What I have seen lately are hawks that swoop down and nab a bird. Most of the hawks are smaller but 2 years ago I saw the biggest hawk ever land on my garden bench with a large crow in his beak. I watched him devour every bit of that bird. After he left, I went out to see if there was any remains to be cleaned up and there was not even so much as a feather left! BTW, birds carry parasites and diseases, too. So do squirrels and other wildlife such as deer, which carry ticks (Lyme Disease).

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#30 Jan 7, 2014
60s chic wrote:
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I agree that they can wreck havoc on wild life. I use to see rabbits quite often but I haven't seen one in my area for years. Now chipmunks - there are plenty of them about. I love to watch them and put peanuts out for them. They're very quick and I've never seen a cat catch one yet. I feed my stray every day and the neighbor in back of me keeps a nice warm place in his shed for this same cat. I've never seen this stray catch any birds in our yard and we have quite a few - sparrows mostly, but a few cardinals. What I have seen lately are hawks that swoop down and nab a bird. Most of the hawks are smaller but 2 years ago I saw the biggest hawk ever land on my garden bench with a large crow in his beak. I watched him devour every bit of that bird. After he left, I went out to see if there was any remains to be cleaned up and there was not even so much as a feather left! BTW, birds carry parasites and diseases, too. So do squirrels and other wildlife such as deer, which carry ticks (Lyme Disease).
True, but they are indigenous and native species to the area. feral cats are not compatible with the environment here. Diseases and parasites do occur in all species but the feral cats are vectors that help spreed them even further. Plus they prey on a lot of things and don't have anything that preys on them. They stress the environment.
60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#31 Jan 7, 2014
FTW Yall wrote:
<quoted text>True, but they are indigenous and native species to the area. feral cats are not compatible with the environment here. Diseases and parasites do occur in all species but the feral cats are vectors that help spreed them even further. Plus they prey on a lot of things and don't have anything that preys on them. They stress the environment.
Dogs can be a cat's worst enemy although I rarely see any dogs roaming about. As for cats stressing the environment, I guess you could say the same for humans. I'd like to see people become more responsible with their pets and have them spayed and neutered. I have done that with a few strays and because I couldn't find homes for them at the time, had to put them back where I found them. I didn't want to put them in a shelter for fear they would be put down. At least by putting them back where I found them, they can live out the rest of their lives without creating more kittens. I've said that about some people too. Even people sometimes breed too often without thinking about the consequences. As for diseases that cats can carry, I am careful when getting near to any stray. The one that I am feeding seems clean and I know that his previous owner had him vaccinated but he probably needs another round after being out so long. I stroke and pet his head and down the center of his back but I stay clear of his bottom in case of any worm infestation. He seems friendly enough and only likes to be petted for a few minutes. That seems to satisfy him and make him feel more secure. Just the same, I can't think of harming any stray because I know what many of them have to endure to survive and it's not their fault they ended up where they did. Spay and neuter - I can't stress that enough. Thanks for your input FTW yall and I'm sure many of my neighbors would agree with you.

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Location hidden

#32 Jan 8, 2014
FTW Yall wrote:
<quoted text> Feral cats are disgusting. They destroy the environment, spread parasites and diseases, and kill the wildlife. I hate them.
This is why it's vital that people spay or neuter their cats...their are organization that will spay or neuter Feral cats for free...to help control the cat population.
As far as cats destroying wild life...that's part of being an animal...unlike human who are supposed to know better not to kill...animals just don't know anybetter.
I don't blame the cats...I blame the humans who failed at doing their job...

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Location hidden

#33 Jan 8, 2014
60s chic wrote:
<quoted text>
They are not wild animals, they're domesticated animals. Man has domesticated these creatures and negligence and cruelty has turned many back out into the wild, but they'll never be truly wild. Many cats don't make it in the elements. The reason there are so many is because the original owners failed to have them spayed and neutered. One cat can have several litters in one year. A female cat can become a mother in just a year or so if she's not spayed. Spaying and neutering is so crucial. I wish every pet owner were held more responsible. Yes, cats are very good at catching mice and rats, but they're domesticated too, and that's why many can be good house pets too. Even some ferals can become house pets although it takes a bit more time and patience then a stray would.
Barn cats and feral cats are wild animals...they are not like a house hold cat...

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Since: Feb 10

No Way! LOL

#34 Jan 8, 2014
60s chic wrote:
<quoted text>
Jenji, I too see many of those slugs on my garden path in late Spring and all throughout the Summer and early Fall! They are everywhere and I have to tiptoe my way around them so I don't step on them. They're even on my vinyl fence. They are rather slimy looking critters but kinda cute too, lol. I hate to kill anything and they have a right to be here too. My hubby is repulsed by them and wanted to use poison on them but I won't let him. We leave some dry cat food out for our little friend who stops by every day. We learned that banana slugs just adore cat food. We found them eating the cat food one night. One of the slugs looked very big/fat. Could have been pregnant. I noticed something on the fence a few days ago and it was a frozen slug stuck to the fence. I'm going to see if there is something natural to help deter so many slugs this year. I don't want to kill them, I just want them to find some place else to go, lol.
Corn meal and Beer.
They love corn meal and beer.
Pour the beer in a pie pan with
lots of corn meal sprinkled around it.
The next day strain the dead slugs
out of the beer and
broil them with garlic and butter.

(-; Just kidding with ya)

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#35 Jan 8, 2014
Frozen dead peacocks..NBC may need a new mascot..

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#36 Jan 8, 2014
Hyena.. Hear they have SHRIEKING... Laugh!!!

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Homefries

#37 Jan 14, 2014
The Oprah.

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#38 Jan 15, 2014
Drunken, Rabid, AIDS, Ebola, infected monkeys.

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#39 Jan 15, 2014
Rat..FINKS!!!

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#40 Jan 15, 2014
Snakes. Just plain gross.`

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#41 Jan 16, 2014
Cats.....

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Since: Jun 06

Liverpool, UK

#42 Jan 16, 2014
60s chic wrote:
<quoted text>
Dogs can be a cat's worst enemy although I rarely see any dogs roaming about. As for cats stressing the environment, I guess you could say the same for humans. I'd like to see people become more responsible with their pets and have them spayed and neutered. I have done that with a few strays and because I couldn't find homes for them at the time, had to put them back where I found them. I didn't want to put them in a shelter for fear they would be put down. At least by putting them back where I found them, they can live out the rest of their lives without creating more kittens. I've said that about some people too. Even people sometimes breed too often without thinking about the consequences. As for diseases that cats can carry, I am careful when getting near to any stray. The one that I am feeding seems clean and I know that his previous owner had him vaccinated but he probably needs another round after being out so long. I stroke and pet his head and down the center of his back but I stay clear of his bottom in case of any worm infestation. He seems friendly enough and only likes to be petted for a few minutes. That seems to satisfy him and make him feel more secure. Just the same, I can't think of harming any stray because I know what many of them have to endure to survive and it's not their fault they ended up where they did. Spay and neuter - I can't stress that enough. Thanks for your input FTW yall and I'm sure many of my neighbors would agree with you.
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