Interaction with rabid (presumably) feline

Discussion in 'Survival, Preparedness, and Outdoors' started by concepthomes1, May 13, 2019.

  1. Schattenreiter

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    Wasn't criticizing your choice to take the cat out just suggesting you might wanna keep it to yourself next time is all.
     
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    NC does not test for rabies unless there is direct human-animal contact. In this instance when the OP picked up the cat there was contact. Not to bright dude. Never, ever pick up an animal that you may think is "sick". One small scratch, bite, or possible exchange of bodily fluids (saliva) and you will have to be treated. The reason they do not test is that it is assumed that rabies is out there and is a naturally occurring disease. Distemper is also present, far more common, and is indistinguishable from rabies. Hence, the need for testing of brain tissues if there is human contact.

    Farmers only need a depredation permit to take wildlife such as deer if they plan on keeping the animal. They can shoot wildlife anytime "in the act of depredation" without a permit but cannot possess it. They call that the "lay law". It has to lay where you shot it. The permit allows them to possess the animal for food, donate it to charity or even give it to friends and family.

    All birds except house sparrows, pigeons, starlings, and mute swans are fully protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This was an international treaty signed by the US, Canada, and Mexico nearly 100 years ago. So, if you shoot a bird not on the list you are technically in violation of international law. Migratory bird hunting seasons (primarily waterfowl) are set by the three nations each year. In the US, the Dept of Interior, USFWS has primary responsibility for enforcing the Act. Get caught by a federal game warden and you will quickly learn the cost of violating international law. :eek::D
     
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  4. Schattenreiter

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    That's for sure. I used to work with a guy a long time ago who got caught shooting ducks (don't remember exactly what the charge was) and was ticketed. When he went to a lawyer he told him "Son I could have gotten you off easier if you had shot the game warden.".
     
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  6. Ikarus1

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    What's the difference between shooting a feral cat in a rural area of the county, and shooting a bobcat in a rural area of the county? Zilch.

    Personally I would have seen if the cat left on his own, but yeah you got little kids and the blessing of the in-laws = dead cat every time. Hell I took in a feral and I still feellike snapping her neck every once in a while ;)
    But after getting fixed, and a year or 2 in the house with our dachshund she is a pretty loving if not demanding little cuss named Shadow - black as midnight with electric green eyes so maybe someone's MIL reborn? :D

    Anyhow I would SSS and not feel a twinge of guilt. It's an animal, it has no owner, they're almost to the point of nuisance animals, and I believe after Noah, the Creator told him that ALL animals could serve as food (and I am juxtaposing ALL legitimate authority over animals) to man.
     
  7. dmarbell

    dmarbell Sensei of Humor Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    What's done is done, but I'm pretty sure a rabid cat would not have let you turn him over with a stick to check out his balls.
     
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    Depends on how far advanced the disease is. Later stages as the paralysis starts to set in they aren't moving much unless highly provoked (picking it up), and at the end stages they're barely breathing. I put down a raccoon back in hunting season that was in the barely breathing camp.
     
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