What can you tell me about Blue tongues?

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  1. Flaviemys purvisi

    Flaviemys purvisi Very Well-Known Member

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    Jack Russell terriers are considered a breed with their origins being in England but their country of development is Australia.
     
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    If you read my post properly you would understand that I don't condone dogs attacking wildlife especially reptiles and natives( I don't care about indian minors though). When I was married,we had rottwiellers and dobermanns which would never attack small creatures,after I got divorced and her rottie died my ex got a miniature foxie which turned into a small animal killer,hence the dead lizards.
    And I agree totally with keeping cats indoors,anyone who lets them roam is an Ars@#$e in my opinion
     
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    I'm pleased to hear that, dragonlover1. I share a similar opinion to those who allow their dogs to harass and kill wildlife, regardless if it's part of their breed characteristics or not. People have a responsibility to keep their pets under control.
     
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    Pets are always under control when we're present. Simple. If I'm home and have the opportunity to intervene and help something that my dogs may possible bolt, I'll always do what I can and I've been actively protecting the blueys. If I'm not home and nature takes place... that's life. People have to accept that certain things are a certain way and not everything is peaches and cream. In the end it all evens out in the wash. Man created every K9 breed that exists and we created them each for different things, protection, companionship, and hunting etc. We can't turn around and bitch and moan about the things we created. Jacks will be Jacks and of you can't handle that, the world you live in must be a very shallow one... me, I shoot for a living every day, I'm not as "oh my god" that animal attacked another creature as the tree huggers of today are... What next, should I be preventing the blueys from attacking and eating the snails in my garden?? Or the peewees from eating the worms??
     
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    at my old house i used to let my cat out and shes been out for 8 years and has never killed anything but rats and mice that annoy my aviary birds we let her out at our new one and she leaves every thing alone but the mice and huntsman's ive seen a baby bearded dragon at her feet and she didn't care
     
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    Well that certainly bucks all the trends.
     
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    If everyone were to adopt your reasoning then it's perfectly fine for free roaming cats to kill wildlife simply because the owner's not present to intervene.
     
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    While I agree with cat and dog trapping I'd think you'd be pretty pissed if you got a call from the pound saying you'd need to pay because your dogs somehow got out but for some reason a cat owner should be any less angry?...not trying to take a piss at you but that logic is pretty dumb.
     
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    Free roaming cats aren't the same as dogs confined to a yard that bail up something that comes into the yard... stupid logic...

    Ever seen a Jack scale a 6ft colorbond fence, launch into a tree and smash a bird?? Keep dreaming.
     
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    Where does one find one of those live traps? I need a couple

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    Councils usually.
     
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    I've got half a dozen of my own. You can buy them online or at Mitre 10.
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    Champion AP I tried Bunnings but drew a blank look .. I was searching gumtree and eBay..
    Also tried the council where I live but they have none for loan..
    I'll be off to mitre 10 2moro

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    The one pictured above I got from here.
    http://www.easypestsupplies.com.au/feral-cat-trap.html
    It's a nice trap, have caught many cats in it. My others are slightly bigger traps from Mitre 10 as some cats are quite large and won't walk into the smaller trap.
     
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    The cats here are Maine coon sized, guessing I'd need the mitre 10 ones lol
     
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    Yeah, get a Mitre 10 dog trap. They're made to catch foxes.
     
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    Make sure to ring Mitre 10 first Murph so it isn't a wasted trip, the store he bought them from would be classed as rural I think and will have a lot more of those type of things, city stores don't appear to carry them.

    I have bought from the below business before and can definitely recommend them.
    https://traps.com.au
     
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    You are a superstar!! Once again thank you for the link and Info

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    Nah mostly they live behind bricks ,tiles, wood ,rubbish etc.
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    It's been really great to see pygmy blue tongues again after they were thought to be extinct, so I would love to see them in private collections to build up their numbers.But correct me if I'm wrong,they are the only burrowing species!
     
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    They'd probably be quite a lot easier than most blue tongues to keep too, then again the appeal of most is the handling, if legal I'd love one, pretty sure they're the only known borrowing species, yeah.
     
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