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Sydwaiz
10-27-2007, 5:42 PM
Here's the situation, my parents have a house in Big Bear in a gated association. Recently there has been a bobcat in the area and it has already killed someones housecat. Apparently people have been able to get pretty close to it since it's so used to humans now. The association has elected to do something about the bobcat and that something is removing it before it eats any more pets. They don't want it killed but relocated. Only problem is, anyone they have contacted in Big Bear will trap it and then euthanize it. Even fish and game will trap and kill. This pisses me off as the cat was there first and is already in it's natural environment sans the housing tracts.

Does anyone here know anybody that can humanely trap this bobcat and relocate it? I mean, I'm all for hunting but this isn't the right situation. Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated. I hope this is the right forum for this.

Thanks, Mark

CavTrooper
10-27-2007, 6:12 PM
With the price that the Japanese are paying for bobcat furs I dont think youre gonna find any trapper who would release the cat. If you are seriously concerned about the cats welfare then stop feeding it housecats or get everyone to move out of its natrual habitat, the bobcat was there first. ;)

paradox
10-27-2007, 6:23 PM
Does anyone here know anybody that can humanely trap this bobcat and relocate it?

So you want to take this bobcat and move it into another bobcat's territory so they can either fight to the death or starve?

Either shoot it or consider outside cats expendable: an offering to Gia.

Sydwaiz
10-27-2007, 6:25 PM
Really? What are they paying? :D If I can't find anyone I might buy a cage trap and try it myself. I've already told my parents if they have to resort to killing it, I want first crack at it. I'll just have to buy my tag first! Seriously though, I'm glad to see the residents of the association not resort to killing it right away. There's a time for hunting and a time for relocating.

CSACANNONEER
10-27-2007, 6:40 PM
Even with a cage type trap, you need a trapping licence!

This cat has obviously become a problem animal and even if relocated could end up enteracting with humans and/or domestic animals again. Either have EVERYONE move out of its territory or allow the cat to be dispatched. Life isn't alway pretty.

If you want a cage trap, I'll sell you mine for $35.00.

Sydwaiz
10-27-2007, 8:25 PM
This cat has obviously become a problem animal and even if relocated could end up enteracting with humans and/or domestic animals again. Either have EVERYONE move out of its territory or allow the cat to be dispatched. Life isn't alway pretty.

That's a good point. I'll make sure everyone realizes the implications of relocating an animal like this.

Hmm, I'm thinking I might have to handle this myself! Anyone know a good taxidermist?! :D

Californio
10-28-2007, 8:58 AM
Here's the situation, my parents have a house in Big Bear in a gated association. Recently there has been a bobcat in the area and it has already killed someones housecat. Apparently people have been able to get pretty close to it since it's so used to humans now. The association has elected to do something about the bobcat and that something is removing it before it eats any more pets. They don't want it killed but relocated. Only problem is, anyone they have contacted in Big Bear will trap it and then euthanize it. Even fish and game will trap and kill. This pisses me off as the cat was there first and is already in it's natural environment sans the housing tracts.

Does anyone here know anybody that can humanely trap this bobcat and relocate it? I mean, I'm all for hunting but this isn't the right situation. Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated. I hope this is the right forum for this.

Thanks, Mark

These people are in Acton and might take it.

http://www.shambala.org/shambala.htm

Bob's are fairly reclusive my nature, if this one is humanized, and you can't get a rescue group to take it, best to put it down.

Crazyhorse
10-28-2007, 9:13 AM
Bobcat pelts are cool as hell, get a few and make a vest out of it.

socalguns
10-28-2007, 9:59 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/91/Southpark_ep103_1.jpg
"Its coming right at us!"

pieeater
10-28-2007, 11:28 AM
They can be trapped in a large havahart. You will need to push the wire bottom of the trap down in the dirt. If they feel the wire on their feet they wont enter it. Also need to camo the trap so it looks like part of the landscape. Hollow out a bush or make a spot in a brushpile so the trap just fits in it and just looks like a hole in the brush. Wire a dead jackrabbit to the back of the trap maybe spread some gut juice around the area so he can smell it.

I dont believe you can legaly trap anything and relocate it. I think it has to be immediatly killed or released if its a non target animal.Also you would need a trapping license and bobcat tags or TRS -trap relocate and shut up.

pieeater
10-28-2007, 11:35 AM
http://www.fototime.com/195AF83EF30EFB8/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/0F3F530FCB3674D/standard.jpg

CSACANNONEER
10-28-2007, 11:42 AM
http://www.fototime.com/195AF83EF30EFB8/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/0F3F530FCB3674D/standard.jpg

That's one way to relocate a cat. Relocated from a tree to the gound!

aplinker
10-29-2007, 1:35 AM
That picture reminds me...

I'll never forget when I was camping with my German Shorthair Pointer...

We were out in the wilderness so I let her run free a bit in the AM before I got out of the tent. I get out, can't find her. I hike out about 300 yards down the hill and see her off in the distance doing her excited jump/dance under a tree off in the distance, call her, but she won't come. I figure she's got a squirrel/possum/raccoon up in the tree she's staring at.

I get over there and start talking to her, look up in the oak tree and see a big mountain lion, staring at me, with those big cat eyes. I had a revolver, but was still sweating bullets.

I'll never forget the eyes. I dunno whose were bigger, the cat's or mine. She must've outweighed my dog by 2X or 3X. Stupid, fearless dog. Gotta love her.

ar15barrels
10-29-2007, 1:50 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/91/Southpark_ep103_1.jpg
"Its coming right at us!"

Correction...

"it's coming right for us"

ar15barrels
10-29-2007, 1:53 AM
I get over there and start talking to her, look up in the oak tree and see a big mountain lion, staring at me, with those big cat eyes. I had a revolver, but was still sweating bullets.

"it's coming right for us" ;)

that would have made a cool rug.