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Tonight I walked out into the barn and sensed that terrible presence. For the past few weeks someone or something has been living in the barn, stealing what it could and scaring off all the animals. Something had to be done, but I had to make sure everything was nice and legal first.

Tonight was the night. I saw him there, he was mumbling something incoherent and hissing like a maniac at the cats trying to eat their food he was stealing. I had had enough. Going back into the house I grabbed my Walther P22 and loaded the magazine. I went out to the barn again to size up the situation. He was looking at me with death and murder in his eye and still hissing like some wild animal at everything that came near. I took a step back and he went back to enjoying his stolen cat food. The whole place stunk of his urine. I racked the slide slowly, and thumbed off the safety. The cats had safely retreated and the horses also knew whats coming. I squeezed off a shot into his center body mass to make sure I wouldn't miss, but I was only about 5ft away so the chances of that were nil but I wanted to make sure the deed was done. He slumped over immediately, his limbs flying, kicking gravel everywhere. I squeezed another shot into him and he slowly started to stop twitching.

It was over.


















... I had taken care of the nasty feral tomcat that had made our place home and was terrorizing all our animals.

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brucelee said:
Dude, over dramatize a bit much? lol
It was my first "killing". Had to build it up a little.

OK, not really. lol

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Shit I had to crawl under the front poarch with my P38 and a coke bottle (if you dont knwo what for, im not saying) this summer to dispatch a possum.

I could have made a grand story like yours where I sound like a trench rat, but I figured it as just what I had to do.


BTW.....a 9mm Hydra Shock works pretty well on Possum.
 

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DJ 9iron said:
The first and only kills I've had with my 92FS were a couple of muskrats living in our pond.
We get a lot of muskrats too in the spring and summer. Might have to do some target practice with the .45

I figured .22 was more than enough for a cat. Plus I only have balls for the .45 right now and I didn't want to go through-and-through and ricochet or hit something else. As it was it didn't even bleed, my wife came out and was expecting a huge bloody mess and there wasn't anything. Killed the cat instantly, it just had a very strong flight reflex being a feral cat and all.

I didn't really want to kill it if I didn't have to, but when I went out it was causing trouble with all the other barn cats and terrorizing our house cats that we let out and it had been for a couple weeks now so something had to be done. We don't really have animal control out here being in the sticks and the wildlife control would just tell us to just kill it anyway since they don't have time or money to handle something minor like that so I did what I had to do. And the coyotes had a nice meal since the body wasn't out where I threw it anymore.

This time of year it's very common to get feral cats around, since it's winter and all the mice and birds are scarce and we leave food out for the barn cats. Fortunately all of our cats are spayed/neutered but the ferals still come around and spray every surface and beat up on all the rest of the cats. They're really not good to have around 'cause you never know what they're going to drag around with them.

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Man, I shot a messed up cat once with a .22 rifle. Took 5 shots to kill the thing. I saw it walking/stumbling around the yard so I went to check it out. Got close enough to see that it was scalped and bloody. Really didn't understand how it could have gotten like that short of a lawnmower. Anyway, went back in got the rifle and put 5 rounds into it before it lay to rest. The thing charged me after the first shot. Really creeped me out.
 

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DJ 9iron said:
Man, I shot a messed up cat once with a .22 rifle. Took 5 shots to kill the thing. I saw it walking/stumbling around the yard so I went to check it out. Got close enough to see that it was scalped and bloody. Really didn't understand how it could have gotten like that short of a lawnmower. Anyway, went back in got the rifle and put 5 rounds into it before it lay to rest. The thing charged me after the first shot. Really creeped me out.
Well like I said I was about 5ft from it. I aimed just behind the head and I was using high velocity (Remington Wildcats IIRC) ammo. I probably hit it's heart and maybe the spinal cord because his back legs were kicking the hardest and his front wasn't moving at all. It definitely wasn't still alive 'cause it slumped over immediately and then started "running" but it was clearly just an "emergency" nervous type action, just natural reaction to try to "get away" like when you hit a deer with your car and it's legs are still trying to run.

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Just so you know, never shoot a skunk. Not sure if you remember or not but I posted this http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=581380&highlight=skunk a few years ago after a horrible incident.
Haha, we have an old Winchester 30-30 Lever Action carbine (Saddle Gun) that was my great grandmothers and one of my best memories of it was my dad running across the field chasing a skunk and shooting it with the 30-30 lol. He kept missing but he finally got it. Fortunately it was scared so it just ran away, never sprayed him even.

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DJ 9iron said:
Just so you know, never shoot a skunk. Not sure if you remember or not but I posted this http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=581380&highlight=skunk a few years ago after a horrible incident.
Brain shot and pick them up by tail, it works no fuss no muss.

And if any1 every tells you that a skunk can't spray you if it's legs aren't on the ground don't believe them, but it is fun to watch idiots try it lol
 
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