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    Feral Cats and fox pups

    G'day again fellas, haven't been on here for a while, just dropped in for a quick look around and though some of you might like to see some pussy and a few young foxes that have started getting around.

    As a professional rabbit shooter, I run into these buggers all the time, every chance that I get I will stick some lead into them as they are in direct competition to me. Things aren't going too well on the rabbit front for the last few months, bloody myxo and RHD have given my stock rabbits a real puzzling, number are lower now than I have ever seen, so have had to knock off shooting and take on other work until they breed up enough to get back into them. Still go out for a look around and knock off a few ferals, does the farmers a bit of a favour as well, cleaning up a few foxes to keep their lamb kill numbers down.

    I am involved in taking blood samples from the cats for a woman at one of our universities, she is studying toxoplamosis in feral cats, and also doing a DNA map of them. So far this year I have got around 230 foxes and 37 cats, not too bad as I didn't shoot for around 3 months over winter.

    Anyway, some photos for you lot, could be a bit gruesome, but that happens with shooting stuff, eh.

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    All these were taken with my 20/222 Zastava M85 action, ranges varied from around 50 meters for the twin fox pups, to 240 metres for the first cat. 32gn Z max projectiles make a very nice thump and quite a nice bit of paddock pizza.
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    There called Cubs, not pups, good job though.

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    *They're
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    Good work.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    One man cant kill them fast enough, though can you make a hole on an area and its just topped up from the surroundings. Good to see your trying though.

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    wow, I didnt know we were stupid enough to bring in foxes, FFS why....they are nasty predators.

    Good job...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    There called Cubs, not pups, good job though.
    Strange, when I lived in Oz they were called pups. I believe cub and kit are also correct but never heard kit used.
    The odd fox used to pass by our house. Never shot one though as by the time I got the 22/250 out they were gone.
    I don't think any lived near us just passing through/on the move.

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    jesus, they're the most infantile 'hunting' pics ever,
    and no-one says nothing ,
    all good for vegans, petas, antihunters and various
    other weirdos

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    Infantile - adjective meaning of or occurring among babies or very young children. Synonyms being - childish, babyish and juvenile.

    Not getting what you mean.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    There called Cubs, not pups, good job though.
    A baby fox is called a cub, pup, or kitten. All being correct

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    No no, you all have it wrong, that's not what they are called, the correct name is .... Dead....
    Thanks for the post, love the dead cats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Infantile - adjective meaning of or occurring among babies or very young children. Synonyms being - childish, babyish and juvenile.

    Not getting what you mean.
    yeah you're right fella you're definitely wet-behind-the-ears, you ain't getting 'it' at all, blood guts and splattered brains tsk tsk get effing real..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixpointfive View Post
    yeah you're right fella you're definitely wet-behind-the-ears, you ain't getting 'it' at all, blood guts and splattered brains tsk tsk get effing real..
    Oh come on now, the photographs depict what projectiles do when they impact soft tissue. I sense it upsets you so suggest you don't look at the pictures. At least it is not as graphic as what a grater does to poor little carrots or a crusher does to a garlic clove. I simply do not watch cooking shows or read cook books because of that sort of brutality.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
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    As a citrus worker, don,t start me on what people do to my oranges, squeezing them till there life juices run out.
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    Warning pictures below portray graphic violence toward harmless vegetables and fruit
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    My apologies for the last one Taff, I know it will upset you.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

 

 

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