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Dangerous Cats in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
« on: March 10, 2005, 03:32:54 PM »
Hey Chet,

Dis your friend? Watch out for dem dangerous cats up der.   ;D

Mar 10, 7:55 AM (ET)


BATES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A man cooking in his kitchen was shot after one of his cats knocked his 9mm handgun onto the floor, discharging the weapon, Michigan State Police said.

Joseph Stanton, 29, of Bates Township in Iron County, was shot in his lower torso around 6 p.m. Tuesday, the state police post in Iron River reported. He was transported to Iron County Community Hospital.

Michelle Sand, a spokeswoman at the Iron River hospital, said Stanton was treated there before being transferred to Marquette General Hospital for further treatment. But Marcie Miller, a representative of the Marquette facility, said there was no record of the hospital receiving a patient by that name.

A telephone message seeking comment was left Wednesday at Stanton's home.

State police said he was cooking at his stove when the cat knocked the loaded gun off the kitchen counter behind him.
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Re: Dangerous Cats in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2005, 04:32:39 PM »
I heard about this on the news.   ::)  I guess it's OK to laugh, since the man's alright.  But if I ever needed a good reason for me being a DOG guy, and not a CAT guy...well, this little subterfuge by that cat has revealed to me their true intentions:  they're interested in being the boss.  Watch out all you cat owners--this is the harbinger of the cat revolution.  Save yourself!  Lock up your guns and go get yourself a real pet. :D
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Re: Dangerous Cats in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2005, 04:35:02 PM »
I think everybody knows everybody in Iron River. Chet is in Minniehaha but on the way home.
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Re: Dangerous Cats in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2005, 04:36:56 PM »
Notice that the cat waited for the man to turn his back, before making it look like an accident!  Right!   :D
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Re: Dangerous Cats in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2005, 05:11:25 PM »
Man that is so funny - especially as no-one got hurt
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Re: Dangerous Cats in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2005, 07:39:47 PM »
Remember that cats do no kill people, Guns kill people. :D :D :D :D

Shotgun, I assume you spend the winter in Florida, but fill in your location and let us know where you spend the summer.
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2005, 08:31:22 PM »
Never did trust dem sneaky DanG cats.   :-\   I've made it a point not to teach my dog how to shoot just in case.  ;)

Shotgun,
As it turns out, this guys parents are very close neighbors.
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Re: Dangerous Cats in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2005, 09:27:58 PM »
Whaddya suppose he was cookin that he needed a loaded hand gun on the kitchen counter???? Grits mebey?? :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2005, 09:33:29 PM »
I was thinkin' more along da lines of he was thinkin' self protection from da cat.  :-\ 
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2005, 09:38:23 PM »
 :D :D :D Good one Percy, maybe the cat was afraid he would get fed the grits.
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Re: Dangerous Cats in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2005, 11:45:03 PM »
  If I was that guy I would make it a point of doing the ....   **  eye for an eye   **....  thingy to the cat ....  ;D ;D  or should that be a lead for a lead ...
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2005, 05:58:02 AM »
  If I was that guy I would make it a point of doing the ....   **  eye for an eye   **....  thingy to the cat ....  ;D ;D  or should that be a lead for a lead ...
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Dangerous Cats in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2005, 07:15:15 AM »
I've got no chance, this may be my last post. HERE'S THE PROBLEM, WE HAVE THREE CATS IN OUR HOUSE AND I DO HAVE GUNS ALSO. Sure will make sure I don't leave one where a cat can get it, BUT I've heard they can be sneaky. Better watch the one I had to scold a few days ago! 8) 8) 8) ;D :D 8) 8)
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Re: Dangerous Cats in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2005, 07:16:10 AM »
You HAVE been warned!   :D
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2005, 07:37:37 AM »
I wonder...........when he went to the hospital, did they use a CAT Scan to find da bullet.....................well, SOMEBODY had ta say it   ::)

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Re: Dangerous Cats in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2005, 07:41:15 AM »
Whaddya suppose he was cookin that he needed a loaded hand gun on the kitchen counter???? Grits mebey?? :D :D :D :D

I can GUARANTEE that NO ONE in Iron River Michigan, was cooking grits.
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2005, 08:30:06 AM »
Well I have six cats but all of my guns are kept in a gun safe.  But to tell you the turth I have one cat that tries to get into the gun safe whenever I open it.  ::) She must be trying to arm the others. :D :D :D
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2005, 11:23:00 AM »
Some are wanting to take some action against cats. ;) But maybe not a good idea. ;)

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Re: Dangerous Cats in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2005, 11:39:35 AM »
I rember as a small boy reading in my uncle's old outdoor magazines (early 1900's) that some states required small game hunters to kill house cats when encountered in the wild because of how they destroyed the small game.
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2005, 12:01:15 PM »
I have to comment on the pending legislation to ALLOW the killing of wild cats.

I am A life long conservationist and animal lover (they are deliscious...I love em).

As late as the 1930's maybe latter, domestic cat skins were sold in the fur trade.
Ferral cats ,hands down kill more wild life than any other predator in the U.S.

I have seen case studies of the amounts of young birds, song birds and mamals killed by one cat during the course of a single year...and it was in the many hundreds if not thousands.

If you have cats you know they are peculiar ,in that other than the odd human ,  cats are the only common animal that kills and tortures other creatures for amusement.
So, thier actual body counts are really high.
Ferral cats, are those that reproduce in the wild, and there are many millions of them in the woods of our nation. I blame careless owners, who release them into the wild , for the most part.

While hunting I often see a cat hunting edges, where I used to see a fox. The cats are edging out many predators as well as the animals they hunt.
These cats will not get within 100 yards of a human and are as wild and fiece a fighter as you will see.
I am not pro ferral cat.  ;) :)

"Mark Smith, a 48-year-old firefighter from La Crosse has proposed that hunters in Wisconsin make free-roaming domestic cats an "unprotected species" that could be shot at will by anyone with a small-game license.

His proposal will be placed before hunters on April 11 at the Wisconsin Conservation Congress spring hearings in each of the state's 72 counties.

"I get up in the morning and if there's new snow, there's cat tracks under my bird feeder ... I look at them as an invasive species, plain and simple," Smith said.

Smith's proposal has horrified cat lovers, but is seen by others as a way to stop cats from killing wild birds.

University of Wisconsin-Madison wildlife ecology professor Stanley Temple, who trapped more than 100 cats and analyzed their stomach contents during a four-year study, has estimated that between 7.8 million and 219 million birds are killed by rural cats in Wisconsin each year."
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