Re: Crow hunting
Okay, I have an embarrassing story to add...
We have a cat. You may have seen pictures of her posted on this site before. She has been my family's cat for a long time. She is 13 years old, which is quite mature for a cat, but she doesn't seem that old. She has slowed down a little, but is still healthy and active. After my wife and I got married, the cat still lived with my parents until about a year ago when she moved in with us.
We live in a small condo. The cat has lived outdoors her whole life. She likes the indoors, but was getting a little stir crazy in her 900 square foot world. Our complex requires pets to be on a leash and there are dogs in the neighborhood, so we bought a harness (looks like a tactical vest, so I call her SWAT cat) and leash to take her outside on. She doesn't like the harness much, but tolerates it quite well since she knows she gets to go out and explore when she's wearing it. No you can all join my neighbors in their laughter. I don't mind, since I like to make people laugh. I get some great looks from people driving through the parking lot.
Now to where we tie into this thread...
We live next to a cemetery which is FULL of crows. They make all kinds of noise and have even become aggressive towards the cat and me when we're out for a walk. They have swooped at us and frequently get together in the trees above the cat to harass her. I can't do too much about this since it's illegal to discharge a firearm in city limits and the hippie neighbors would throw a fit. I do however, have a small airsoft gun. I have taken to carrying this in my pocket and have popped quite a few crows with it. I have to be very careful since even though it is basically a harmless toy, some neighbor could mistake it for something else, but it is quite effective. I have to be faster now, since I can basically point my finger at them and they'll take off, but it is very satisfying to hear an airsoft round go "THWACK!" against feathers, followed by panicked squaking.
Knowing is half the battle...
Of course, the other half is violence.