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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:07 pm 
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I've seen pictures of raccoons and skunks and possums inside homes



Not so often in Berkshire though Sherry.

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Though I do agree that microchipped catflaps are the way to go if you get one fitted, in the UK we really lack the sort of predators that you are used to dealing with in the US.

We do, however get the occasional "panther":

http://www.bengalcatforums.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27069


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:14 pm 
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Well, raccoons, skunks and possums are not predators here -- at least not toward cats. They do, however, forage for food and we have bird feeders out and they are always under them at night. It would take a lot of dropped sunflower seeds to fill a creature like that.

Our main predator here is the coyote and they live in the woods behind our house. They do not come up close and I realized there are several fences that criss-cross through the woods and they would have to get past those. We can hear them howling some nights.

More than the coyotes, I worry about other tom cats and the fighting that can go on until the "death" of a cat. The outdoor cat I take care of was just in a bad fight, but I think the other cat got the worst of it. I hate seeing any cat outdoors due to the things that can harm them.

And you know you gotta be careful of those terrorizing bengals. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:00 pm 
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Ahh, I thought that raccoons at least would target a cat - though I was perhaps relying on Hollywood as a source of information.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:59 am 
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Thanks for the laugh :lol: :lol: :eek:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:32 pm 
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I thought that they were like the herds of marauding haggis that roam free over the mountains of Scotland.

Vicious wee beasties they are, when cornered.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:46 pm 
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The raccoons don't bother the cats. Raiden used to want to go after them, but there is no fighting. The outdoor cat I take care of can be sitting on the deck and a raccoon can walk right past him with no issue. He does stay away from the skunks, however.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:23 pm 
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cranberry wrote:
I thought that they were like the herds of marauding haggis that roam free over the mountains of Scotland.
Vicious wee beasties they are, when cornered.


Now now, Cranberry, anyone on here knows that would be the Scottish Wildcat - Not the Southern Black Panther (aka Melanistic Bengal) or the Lesser Striped Tiger (aka Marbled Bengal) or the majestic Lesser Spotted Leopard (aka Rosetted Bengal). And not forgetting the very elusive and dangerous Hybrid Leopcheetig (aka Moggie)

Lol! Nearly fell off my chair when I was emailed the article in the deep dark depths or Southern Ireland last week.... Left Merlin 'Home Alone' (several visitors daily!) with all the mod cons, and he used them and abused them... Apparently because he's so mean and nasty, he can!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:49 pm 
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My friend's cat was ripped apart by a possum and I would not trust a raccoon. They are creepy scavengers that eat anything. They roam through our neighborhood in packs. At night I see them scurrying right outside my patio screening. The cats stand at my bedroom doors and watch them in the moonlight. In the morning people's garbage is all over the banks of the lake, they even move my rat bait stations all over the back yard. I wish our board would hire someone to trap and relocate them but they say they can come over the walls and it would be pointless.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:08 pm 
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The raccoons live in the woods behind us. Had a little baby one who was not afraid of me. Legs is usually not around overnight anyway. He did get close to the skunk because he wanted to drink water out of the bird baths and the skunk raised its tail, and Legs scooted away. I chase the raccoons away if I see them, but they are here, eat the leftover seeds and leave.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:36 pm 
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Just been on the Bengal Cat helpline Facebook page and interestingly, Debbie Connolly who is 'quoted' in the article has said "Pity the paper didn't actually call me for proper quotes so people could be helped to understand this amazing breed".

Lazy journalism as always at the Daily Liar!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:08 pm 
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My gosh, how many bengal-related Facebook pages are there? I'm a member of two already.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:40 pm 
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Unfortunately, due to Thomas' size he has been the subject of this kind of garbage. My next door neighbor shrieked at him and scared him badly, and some people actually think he will run up and bite them!

He did head butt me out of a chair once, we had to have a talk about that. :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:22 am 
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Sherry wrote:
My gosh, how many bengal-related Facebook pages are there? I'm a member of two already.


I think I'm in 6.

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