What good is animal control...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 13, 2011.

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  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    If they are not going to control the animals? Or the Fish & Game Dept. for that matter?? What the heck is their job description? A friend of mine has been getting attacked by a bobcat while it is leaping at her geese, finally she has gotten injured badly enough to require stitches. Each time the cat has charged/jumped at/knocked her down while trying to get her geese, she has called F&G or animal control. What do they tell her?? They give her permission to trap or shoot it. So I wonder what their job is? I thought it was their job to trap or shoot a wild animal that was a threat to people...apparently not [​IMG]

  2. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    After the first time I was ignored, I wouldn't have needed permission ot shoot it. I would have needed restrained to keep me from it.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I would be seriously concerned about a bobccat that is attacking humans. That is very abnormal behavior!!!

    Rabies exposure is no joke.
  4. Q9

    Q9 General Headache

    Animal control comes in after you've taken care of the problem. [​IMG] Or after it's too late. My grandma had issues with feral cats running around her place, and she finally called animal control. I was there when it happened - they showed up, and were expecting her to have the cats already trapped. Totally useless - they told her to get some traps for the cats, then they'd show up to remove the cats.
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Who is stupid enough to keep going around a freaking bobcat that is attacking.
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Crowing

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    Has she called them since it attacked her? I would think animal control would have to go after a bobcat that has attacked someone, due to rabies and all.
  7. 9Catsz

    9Catsz Songster

    Sep 1, 2011
    Southeastern Missouri
    Quote:You just summed up their job. Why doesn't she take care of it? She has permission to kill it.

  8. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Quote:Not really, I mean considering this woman was trying to take the bobcat's (WILD ANIMAL) meal.

    I would attack someone too, if they tried to take my food away, but then I've always been a little food aggressive- I am a big girl ya know [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011
  9. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    We live in the country. The game warden does not set traps or catch animals out here, that is not his job. His job is to make sure you are not hunting or fishing illegally.

    We must have our own steel traps, trap cages or shotguns. That is just the way it is out in the country. We dont have dog or cat catchers that is for the city folk.

    I sure wouldn't mess around with a Bobcat, we have had a few over the years, they are little but they are mighty.
  10. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Crowing

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    Here, fish and game will rent you a trap, come help you set it up for whatever is in your area, etc. IF you can get a hold of them. It took me about 3 weeks when I was calling to try to find out how best to get rid of the raccoons in my yard. I am in the city, but f and game is for the whole area around here, so country too.
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