r/nextfuckinglevel 8d ago

Nerves of stainless steel

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u/Twirlingbarbie 8d ago

The cat is like "oh well thanks, excuse my temper" after it got loose

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u/Apprehensive-Map-671 8d ago

It probably realized he was not in danger anymore. He looks so calm.

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u/lowtierdeity 8d ago

It seems to be in extreme pain, and probably very tired from anxiously fighting the trap for so long.

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u/whutchamacallit 8d ago

This was my take, looks injured.

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u/knightsofshame82 8d ago edited 8d ago

I actually thought that the limping was minimal considering what it’s leg had been through. It put its weight on the trapped leg right away, no hopping. Why do you think it looks injured?

Edit: a lot of people are replying say that animals hide their pain, especially cats. I get that. I was responding to a comment that stated the cat looked injured. I was enquiring how it looked injured. Am I missing a tell tail sign? I get that logically it is likely injured, or in pain, but what about its actions after release makes it look injured?

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u/KinkyGCM 8d ago edited 8d ago

Cats hide pain to the extreme

Edit: I got asked the same question like 7 times. If it weren’t injured that badly it’d run, this cats exhausted and in pain laying by a potential threat or even more likely a * reliable aid*.

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u/whutchamacallit 8d ago edited 8d ago

This. And if it was perfectly fine it would have ran the fuck off immediately.

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u/Zero7CO 8d ago

Sorry to disagree. But most any type of cat in this situation, even if injured, will knock a glass of water off a table first before running away.

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u/BadUsername_Numbers 8d ago

"I'mma hang around.. hey btw is there a glass of water on a table around? Asking for a friend"

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u/Azzacura 8d ago

Mine always knock the glass off the table while runming away.

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u/I_Can_Haz_Brainz 8d ago

Yours is just more efficient. lol

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u/FuriousGoodingSr 8d ago

"Ay boss I appreciate the assist. Got any expensive furniture I can throw up on?"

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u/LordCharco_iii 8d ago

"Hey take off your shoes, I have something for you"

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u/Hawt_Dawg_II 8d ago

I don't really think so. It's very common for any animal to catch It's breath after being released from a trap, especially jumpy animals like cats. He's probably been jumping around all night trying to get loose so it's probably exhausted, upon realisation that the human probably isn't such a big danger it decided to catch it's breath for a bit. It's paw should be relatively fine too, this looks like a teethles Coyote trap, those aren't that strong, they're not even meant to be able to break a cayote's leg. A bobcat paw is probably like 6 times as big as a cayote paw and the bone is at least twice as strong. Sure it hurt but it's like putting your hand in a sizeable rat trap, it'll heal.

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u/5willgetyou10 8d ago edited 8d ago

I had a friend that had a black cat, Seabass (Sebastian) he got mauled by some coyotes came home in bad shape muscles showing and all so my friend's dad felt Seabass wasn't going to make it so he shot him to put him out of his misery. Seabass takes the bullet, jumps a 6ft fence, and comes back about a week later.

This was all after Seabass already did a feat I deemed impossible, trek over 30 miles across bodies of water even to find my friends new home across town.

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u/Sniskebisk 8d ago

1 week respawn time, 8 lives left

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u/mittemitte 8d ago

He would have respawned in 3 days if it wasn’t for that meddling bullet!

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u/Timely-Gate-5144 8d ago

That's terrible that he shot him!!! 🤬 There are so many charities that could have offered medical care or at least paid to put him down gently. PLEASE DON'T EVER DO THIS PEOPLE!!!!

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u/squirrelsnjewellery 8d ago

Not only shot him, but was so bad at shooting he didn't even hit the correct spot to kill immediately and instead only caused him more pain.

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u/ghettobx 8d ago

That’s extremely irresponsible, and obviously highly immoral. Most longtime hunters would very much look down on stuff like that… it’s disgusting behavior.

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u/Tasik 8d ago

Or even just nature. You ever see an animal eat an animal. Shooting something is pretty human.

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u/DS4KC 8d ago

Often a bullet is the most humane way to put down an animal. It sounds like this example was most certainly out in the country so it could have been an hour or more to the nearest vet and if you know the animal is suffering and chances of survival are low then a quick and painless .22 to the head is probably best for the animal.

Of course this example also shows how unpredictable nature is and how resilient animals are so you honestly never know what the right decision is. Sometimes you can save the animal and sometimes all you can do is save it from suffering; it's often a decision that has to be made immediately and you just have to hope you made it correctly.

Unfortunately our shooter in the previous story was apparently a terrible shot so we end up with a rare and crazy story like this.

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u/Luuumos 8d ago

To add to this, being put in a cage and transported to the vet is (for all animals I know) extremely stressful, and doesn't seem like a nice way to spend you last few hours

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u/DragonRogsDrogDealer 8d ago edited 6d ago

When my dad was 12 years old he had a dog named buck, sweet old dog, he got cancer, it got so bad that buck couldn’t even walk anymore, so my dad took a double barrel shotgun, took him out in the woods, put the barrel between his eyes and pulled the trigger, see that’s what you do when you love something, buck was in excruciating pain, and my dad took away that pain, he buried buck in the backyard, my dad grew up in the 70’s and 80’s and he was a redneck from a poor family, so he didn’t have the courtesy of doing it gently, 2018 July 17, I was 12 years old and someone poisoned my dog with rat poison, he was 5 months old he had foam coming from his eyes and his ass, I didn’t have the courtesy of saying goodbye because I was on vacation, my dad shot him in the head on the spot with a 9 millimeter pistol, his suffering was over, that I was happy about, I loved that dog.

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u/Hairy_Air 8d ago

Did Sebastian live after that ?

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u/5willgetyou10 8d ago

He did for a few years. Until one day.... Seabass ventured off per usual and never returned.... Rip

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u/Hairy_Air 8d ago

You know this is what i hate about some dogs and cats. I raised you, you little shit. At least give me closure by dying in front of me. My dad's dog tried to do the same thing. Went under a park bench and died, they found his body hours later and buried him in their garden.

RIP Sebastian and RIP Sheru.

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u/Octarex 8d ago

This could be a movie!

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u/P4azz 8d ago

Have you told your friend that his dad's a heartless bastard who's way too eager to use his gun?

This is real life, not some fucking tv show, where he's the hero for "putting the cat out of its misery". At least try to get the cat to a vet or anyone who could see to its injuries; what a fucking asshole.

Reminds me of my braindead farm relatives, who were honestly suggesting putting a litter of kittens we found into a bag and bashing them against the wall. It took all of my convincing to save the cats and actually get them adopted by people, rather than just fucking killed.

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u/5willgetyou10 8d ago

Whoaaaaaaaaaaaa that's some crazy shit right there. To be fair Seabass had like half of his skin and fur missing so I don't blame my friend's dad. This was a long time ago and both my friend and I have since then told his dad to fuck off.

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u/Yourewrongabout 8d ago

Jesus Christ calm the fuck down buster you have no idea how serious his wounds seemed. I love how you people sit in your cushy homes and judge the everloving fuck out of situations you weren't a part of and people you've never met or known. Get off your high horse dude.

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u/Fauxboss1 8d ago

In addition, he seems to be a fuckawful shot

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u/rossjeremytrigg 8d ago

Seabass kicked his ass.

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u/ponyboy74 8d ago

See my comment just above. The whole 9 lives thing comes from observation of unbelievable stuff like that.

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u/ponyboy74 8d ago

They can also take punishment, pain, without apparent notice that would have a person begging to be put out of their misery. And recover from the most god awful injuries..and fast. Toughest animals out there, IMHO.

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u/normiesEXPLODE 8d ago

Any abnormal behavior in a cat could mean serious pain. I don't want to link (and I regret searching for it as it was apparently more common than I thought) but a cat will pretend to be fine and chill with a literal arrow stuck through its body. Knowing cats, it probably didn't realize it was stuck and pulled at it's paw repeatedly injuring it further. Cats are really stupid when something is stuck to their body

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u/knightsofshame82 8d ago

Humans also have been known not to know when something has pierced their body. But humans and cat generally know when they have a sore foot.

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u/BrickDaddyShark 8d ago

I uhhhh, definitely notice when shit pierces me my guy

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u/AnonONinternet 8d ago

I think you're right. No way it is fractured given it' s mobility, 4 legged animals would favor the other 3 legs. If that rope is so tight where a nimble cat's paw can't even get out, then it is tight AF. The paw is probably numb from nerve compression, and sore amd contused from the rope. Shouldn't be any lasting damage

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u/Trinitykiller88 8d ago

Not a rope, it’s a metal trap.

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u/iiEviNii 8d ago edited 8d ago

It's not in pain - certainly not "extreme pain". She has a YouTube channel, and explains that the traps are padded and basically just held in place using the spring, not any sharp teeth.

She even puts her hand in the trap in one of her videos: https://youtu.be/jnpCuC87oW0

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u/weirdest_of_weird 8d ago

There is a coyote trap that is supposed to cause minimal damage to the animal...it doesnt have the teeth that most people associate with things like bear traps....if the animal is extracted in a reasonable amount of time, they can get away without any broken bones and the only damage to the skin will be from the animal fighting the trap....I'd like to be optimistic and hope that's what had this poor guy caught..and not one of the more cruelly designed ones...I don't trap, nor do I endorse it...just happened to learn about the type of trap on YouTube recently...I'm sure some people will defend trapping, but i dont think it should be acceptable nowadays

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u/indigo_mermaid 8d ago

These traps are outdated and fucked up

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u/SnooTangerines7026 8d ago

Trapping is outdated and fucked up.

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u/Visual-Sprinkles-890 8d ago

I disagree those traps don’t do much damage at all. It’s stressed because it’s vulnerable.

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u/Fatty349 8d ago

I recently helped a powerful owl with a injured eyes and I thought it was going to be a really hard task getting it in a cage but it calmly cooperated like it knew I was helping it

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u/cool_breeze21 8d ago

If it was blinded, that's what did it. Putting hoods over animals heads is a very common tactic to calm them down. Also many animals will go past the freakout stage and go nearly catatonic.

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u/bitsofmetalpipe 8d ago

It’s an analogy for when my girlfriend realizes she was wrong.

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u/S1eePz 8d ago

Have you tried feeding it?

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u/Sardasan 8d ago

This. Works everytime.

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u/darrellg_ 8d ago

After suggesting 15 different food options and getting the response "eehhh, that doesn't sound good... you decide. Eehhh, nah not that..."

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u/Sardasan 8d ago

Nooo, you ask her to guess where you are taking her, and then take her to the place she guessed.

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u/Ifromjipang 8d ago edited 8d ago

Or you could date someone capable of expressing their feelings with words like an adult.

Instantly inundated with "yOU mEaN DAtE a mAN?!" jokes, hur hur hur.

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u/jaffa-caked 8d ago

Just not after midnight

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u/TreeChangeMe 8d ago

I recommend cake. (But this is only from my experience which is uniquely her)

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u/arci93 8d ago

What are you talking about, she is never wrong.

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u/gregsting 8d ago

Yeah you just didn't understand her

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u/RobertBDwyer 8d ago

There is no girlfriend

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u/SlowCaveman 8d ago

Plot twist, she set the trap.

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u/Codename_Fluffy 8d ago

Wearing hunting camo and having something that appears to be designed for this exact purpose lends that theory a good bit of credibility.

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u/i_am_your_attorney 8d ago

My gramps had an old kitchen table top on his Jeepster for this. A lot of people still use bear and fox traps for trophy killing. Allows for a cleaner kill without sacrificing the hide.

Edit: I think it goes without saying that if he was carrying a tool to release live animals from snap traps, he was not the trophy hunter.

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u/LorazLover 8d ago

Probably not wrong, it’d be strange for her to know the exact location of the trap. She was probably out checking them. I hate trapping in the woods like this, it’s better in water ways where muskrat and beaver get caught so you don’t accidentally hurt animals like this. But she was most likely going for coyote or raccoons. Either way I hate this cruel shit

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u/tekko001 8d ago

Also looks like he's thinking: "By the way how do you taste?

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u/Wuntoothrie 8d ago

Nah, that cat didn't know what to think. The way he looked at her, his mind just exploded.

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u/AltruisticSalamander 8d ago

I love that this person owns a bobcat-freeing shield

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u/misterrandom1 8d ago

Don't you?

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u/Eternal_Recurrance 8d ago

He's a salamander

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u/Emperor_Cartagia 8d ago

That's no excuse, I'm a psychopathic alien tyrant from 240 years in the future and I have Bobcat shield.

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u/CyndaquilTyphlosion 8d ago

Big fucking whoop. I like turtles!

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u/Difficult_names 8d ago

I was going to guess that you were two pokemon in a trench coat or something

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u/Bababohns23 8d ago

I bought a lamp yesterday

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u/imaloony8 8d ago

Never leave the house without mine.

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u/SlowCaveman 8d ago

Well if you’re an asshole that sets traps like this for any game that stumbles into it, some of which is endangered then you need something like that. Not sure why so many people haven’t caught on but this person or these people probably set that trap in the first place.

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u/maka-tsubaki 8d ago

Not necessarily; a lot of people who live in popular hunting areas go around undoing the work of unethical hunters who use traps like that

edit: just saw the comment with the link to the article. Fuck this lady

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u/retix 8d ago

A) trapping is legal, whether you agree with it or not. I am not a fan of it, but she (from the video) is not breaking any laws and is making sure to release the unwanted animal unharmed.

B) most traps used need to be live traps, such as this one to prevent killing unwanted animals (ie. People's pets, protected animals, etc.)

C) in my state, if you put out traps, you MUST check them every 24 hours, as well as having your identifying info attached. They also have a separate license and training course.

D) tampering with a trap and "undoing the work of unethical hunters" is illegal. There are some pretty stiff penalties for doing so

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u/admiralgeary 8d ago

D) tampering with a trap and "undoing the work of unethical hunters" is illegal. There are some pretty stiff penalties for doing so

When I was a kid the rural mail carrier set foothold traps in the ditch on the side of our rural dirt road, caught our dog while out for a walk. I went through and tripped all of them that I could find and threw them into a creek near there on the same road. My mom then saw him fishing his traps out of the creek and said something like "I thought traps needed to be further away from the road, you must have caught someone's dog"; we didn't have any more issues with traps set in our ditches.

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u/justlooking128 8d ago

Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it moral or right.

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u/cyborgx7 8d ago

trapping is legal, whether you agree with it or not.

they said unethical, not illegal

people who know they can't defend their actions on ethical grounds often retreat to arguing that they are allowed do what they do, even when nobody claimed otherwise

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u/MarxistPCUSA 8d ago

How often ya think people follow the laws perfectly? Or enforced perfectly?

And I'm still going to disagree with the actions of this person regardless of if its legal or illegal. I see trapping as unnecessary.

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u/AltruisticSalamander 8d ago

Yes well we all know that now after u/peppermesoftly posted it. At the time I made this comment he or she had not.

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u/SlowCaveman 8d ago

Yeah I just scrolled down the thread to see that. Glad it’s been brought up. This person is not an animal savior but in fact an evil torturous fuck.

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u/PullFires 8d ago edited 8d ago

If she was a torturous fuck, she'd have left it to starve or die to exposure.

She obviously checks her traps often and obviously caught the wrong species.

Edit: confirmed. She was trapping coyotes when she inadvertantly caught a bobcat.

It's as if some of you people live in a whole different world that doesn't have predators slaughtering your livestock.

Coyotes are a fucking nuisance.

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u/TegridyFarmsLLC 8d ago

Get a dog. Get a fence. I hate that we view natural predators as nuisances and so justify destroying them for our needs. I grew up working in vineyards, coyotes would chew holes in the drip lines for easy access to water. The vineyards literally border a river, so they were just lazy coyotes. We spent a lot of time hunting for and repairing those punctures, but never thought to kill the coyotes. They were here first.

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u/Babatino 8d ago

I hope you have or plan to have children; the world needs more people like you.

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u/frizzykid 8d ago

Idk this is a little ignorant. It's all relative, granted I didn't read the article. Coyotes (and a lot of animals for that matter) often become problems because of new construction and tearing down old woodlands, and in that regards humans suck for sure, but people still live in these areas and coyotes can be very territorial. They probably won't attack a human but if they see a dog, cat or any small farm animals like chicken or ducks, they'll rip it up.

If she's just going into the woods to hunt coyotes for the thrill of hunting something bigger than a rabbit, its fucking dumb, but if she's just helping manage an unruly coyote population I don't see how we can call her evil. Especially given that there are plenty of hunters who would set a trap like that and leave them there or use it as bait for something bigger.

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u/Mountainminer 8d ago edited 8d ago

Coyotes broke into my yard and ate my cat laughing while they did. They can fuck off and die.

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u/help-impoor 8d ago

Sorry that happened but outdoor cats terrorize the bird population for sport.

Keep your cats inside and they won’t be part of the food chain.

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u/PM-ME-UR-BUTT-PLZ 8d ago edited 8d ago

Except they're more like handcuffs nowadays and if you love somewhere and coyotes or something have been destroying your livelihood you have to handle it...

Here's a video of the trap and how it works https://youtu.be/jnpCuC87oW0

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u/macaronisalad 8d ago

Yeah fuck them. They should just let coyotes kill their pets and livestock which can be their livelihood. Even though this trap is meant neither to kill nor maim and I know nothing about this subject, FUCK them amirite

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u/Gnagetftw 8d ago

That’s a great thing for this person to own, it makes you question why a person would have something like this if it didn’t happen often?

Is there a need for these traps?

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u/musicals4life 8d ago

She is the trapper who set the trap. She is releasing her non target catch

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u/dovakin123489 8d ago

How do you free your bobcats?

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u/46554B4E4348414453 8d ago

With democratic values

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u/peppermesoftly 8d ago

As it turns out, she set the trap. She was trying to capture/ kill coyotes and got a Bobcat accidentally.

https://klipland.com/video/brave-woman-saves-a-bobcat-from-foothold-trap

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u/child-of-old-gods 8d ago

Thanks for sharing this

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u/dinochoochoo 8d ago

What a strange article. "Skye Goode is the woman in the video who is engaged in hunting beasts, especially coyotes, which have multiplied too much in the area of her place...See how a brave woman rescued a trapped bobcat from a trap. Will you also be thrilled with her help for a wild animal?"

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u/fatalwristdom 8d ago

It's like an AI wrote it after finding out a few details.

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u/dkramer0313 8d ago edited 8d ago

a lot of articles on random small name websites are AI driven. AI is cheaper than paying a journalist

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u/huggalump 8d ago edited 8d ago

which is impressive, considering that when I was working as a journalist I could have quit my job and instantly make more money by working at a fast food joint

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u/SGexpat 8d ago

Could also be a bad automatic translation.

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u/andre821 8d ago

Its feels like im being given a quest to increase my thrilled stat by helping her kill coyotes by pre alpha mmorpg npc

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u/vendetta2115 8d ago

It’s either an AI, someone whose native language isn’t English churning out articles for a thousand gifs or short videos a week, or a poor translation from another language. Possibly a combination of more than one, e.g. written in one language and directly translated to as many languages as possible to serve different countries.

My tin foil hat is telling me that the entire point of this post is to have people click on the linked article in the comments and drive ad revenue there. Probably not, but I’m always suspicious of articles on content farm sites like that.

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u/Bomboclaat_Babylon 8d ago edited 8d ago

Ya, I assumed so right away, why else would she have that custom shield. Good to see the intent though, I went dark and assumed it was all to create a YouTube animal rescue video...

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u/LynxBartle 8d ago

I assumed she was actual rescue services and it was so.ebody else's trap

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u/Bomboclaat_Babylon 8d ago

You're a better person than I. Lol.

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u/Luxpreliator 8d ago

Meh, trapping is still a shit thing to do.

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u/sumbozo1 8d ago

Nope, fuck coyotes

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u/Reddit5678912 8d ago

I’m on the coyotes side. Fuck humans.

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u/norwegian_unicorn_ 8d ago

Idk man. From their perspective they're just roaming around being coyotes and we decided to build fences and have invisible property lines that they don't understand at all.

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u/CheesecakeIsntCake 8d ago

You say "idk man" and then just agree with what they said.

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u/georgepennellmartin 8d ago

He really doesn’t know.

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u/CitizenPain00 8d ago

That’s true but when coyotes become to big in numbers I’m pretty sure it can threaten other species who may be in dire situations, I’m no expert though.

Humans are one of those species whose numbers threaten other species so perhaps we should trap and kill humans

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u/georgepennellmartin 8d ago

If there’s one thing humans are good at doing it’s setting human traps.

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u/Your_in_Trouble 8d ago

Humans kill certain animals in big numbers, which allows other animals to grow in number until it threatens other animals' numbers..

Big ol' chain reaction

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u/hulse009 8d ago

They break into fences and kill pets, and cause horses, herds and wildlife to stampede, doing huge amounts of damage. My family lost a dachshund and two cats to those arseholes, and they breed faster than rabbits. The farm next door had to repair their stables and hunt down their horses and sheep after coyotes terrorized the farm.

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u/frizzykid 8d ago

Probably because you've never had the displeasure of seeing one in your backyard ripping your dog/cat/chicken/duck limb from limb cackling while your dog yelps in pain.

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u/Odysseus_is_Ulysses 8d ago

Why? I don’t live in a country with coyotes, what do they do that means they deserve a slow death via a trap?

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u/Rossums 8d ago

They don't die via a trap, it doesn't even really hurt, just locks them in place, it's probably the most humane method they could have used.

Here's the same woman showing off the traps she uses by putting her own hand in it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnpCuC87oW0

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u/PurgatoryGFX 8d ago

They kill pets and farm animals, and also carry rabies. They’re a pest to anybody who owns a place in a rural area.

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u/LukeChickenwalker 8d ago

People say the same thing about wolves. Well, about the killing thing. There are only like two rabies deaths in the US per year so I don’t get the concern over that.

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u/sumbozo1 8d ago

Plus it's usually not a slow death. It's usually as quick as a bullet can fly. These traps, by and large, are operated by responsible individuals who check them at least daily.

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u/jwrizzle82 8d ago

No, it's not. Its for predator management. People mainly do it if they have livestock that is getting attacked by predators.

I started trapping raccoons 3 years ago at my grandparents farm and after getting rid of maybe 6 or 7 raccoons, we started seeing flocks of turkeys there like every day. Raccoons eat turkey eggs. I replaced the raccoons with turkeys. A much more desirable animal to live on a farm.

Think about it this way. Is it more humane to let animals be ripped apart by a predator, or is it more humane to kill a predator with a shot between the eyes that will dispatch him painlessly and quickly? My vote is for the latter, even if you don't have the resolve to actually be the person pulling the trigger. Its simply much more humane.

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u/sigurdtheone 8d ago edited 8d ago

After seeing a few of her videos it seems like at least the trap doesn't hurt. (supposedly)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnpCuC87oW0

Couldn't find much on the why on Cayote hunting on her channel but some light googling will show mostly population control as a major part of it.

Edit: Clearly isn't fun or harmless for any of the animals involved, just trying to offer some context.
Edit2: u/ravenHR shared: http://www.avma.org/resources-tools/literature-reviews/welfare-implications-leghold-trap-use-conservation-and-research

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u/9BlindedByTheLight9 8d ago

We harvest coyotes, fox, coon, and dozens of other furbearers when the furs are prime and make fur clothing and hats to wear during the cold winter months here in Wisconsin. Our wolf season is not scheduled until November 2021, therefore I was required by law to release this wolf. Make no mistake, if we would have had an open season, I would have harvested it.

She sell the pelt of the animals she trap, mainly coyotes

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u/profpittain 8d ago

"Harvest" has a nicer ring to it than "kill and skin" I guess.

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u/anurahyla 8d ago

Disgusting

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u/Green_Lantern_4vr 8d ago

Yes but also, literally how much of Canada and USA was founded. By fur trade.

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u/arigold17 8d ago

Yeah I bet it feels great getting your hand trapped in it and then yanking on it for hours.

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u/Abyssal_Groot 8d ago edited 8d ago

Yeah. I mean, I get that it is significantly better than the traps we generally thing about, but it is really gullible to think it doesn't hurt.

If you go to her channel you see the video of a trapped Grey Wolf. In the end he gets up and runs away, but you clearly see red in the snow and red snow on the trap. The wolf clearly hurt himself. On the other hand, at least he'll survive.

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u/peter-bone 8d ago

I find that unethical. These traps are very indiscriminate and the bobcat could have been injured.

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u/musicals4life 8d ago

They are designed to not cause injury

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u/peter-bone 8d ago

I know but the animal struggling to escape could easily still injure itself. Not to mention the mental stress.

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u/Miraster 8d ago

How do you propose we catch them then?

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u/LastLetter444 8d ago

With thoughts and prayers obviously.

These people are oblivious, don't mind them.

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u/ScowlingWolfman 8d ago

The goal is to catch and kill pests around the property.

It's grisly, and it's reality. Stress and injury are minor concerns by comparison.

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u/RiseNo483 8d ago

Imagine the mental stress and injuries of the pets and livestock attacked by the coyotes she's trying to trap. If you ever watched a cat play with its food, you'd know that nature doesn't give a shit about mental stress. That doesn't mean we maximize suffering of animals, but it does mean that we don't have to minimize it at all costs.

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u/build6build6 8d ago

I was wondering why she didn't try to remove the trap completely and left it there

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u/aPicOfTheWorld 8d ago

Cuz there was a feral cat sitting next to it?

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u/Andre4kthegreengiant 8d ago

A bobcat is much worse than a feral cat, much bigger murder mittens, not on a tiger or lions level, but still on a different level of fucking you up compared to a normal housecat that is feral

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u/TigerPoster 8d ago

Not a feral cat lol

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u/KeepMyEmployerAway 8d ago

"Accidentally". Can't really target a specific species with traps.

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u/tehan61563 8d ago

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Brave women saves bobcat from foothold trap she set her.

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u/youarefartnews 8d ago

Ally gained, please present catnip and your servitude

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u/not-buckaroo 8d ago

Why do people use that type of trap?

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u/Which-Palpitation 8d ago

Bear traps are banned in most places, they have to be rubber now instead of metal

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u/AltruisticSalamander 8d ago

rly? That's great. Such cruel devices.

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u/Which-Palpitation 8d ago

Yeah they’re remodeled basically, people realized it’s fucked up to destroy an animal’s leg entirely so now they’re made to where the legal ones have to only be able to catch the animal without doing serious damage to its legs

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u/BrainTrainStation 8d ago

Always hated bear traps because of how cruel they are. This is actually a great change.

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u/Which-Palpitation 8d ago

Places sell the old versions but will tell you for legal reasons that you can’t use it, it’s more of an antique kind of thing. A lot of countries banned the use altogether, it’s a gray area in the states but they try selling you rubber ones

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u/Powerrrrrrrrr 8d ago

“Don’t use this ;)”

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u/rndljfry 8d ago

This bear trap is for tobacco use only

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u/prodrvr22 8d ago

“After dissolving the bear trap in a gallon of water, do not place the liquid in a jug away in the cupboard for twenty days, because then it would turn into wine.”

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u/Pindannon 8d ago

Lmao my thoughts exactly 💀

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u/Smanshi 8d ago

How do you hold a bear in place with rubber???

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u/costlysalmon 8d ago

Very carefully, behind a big iron shield

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u/Fluggerblah 8d ago

the teeth dont nevessarily make the trap effective. its more the force of the springs holding it shut, making it so the trap can only be opened with two hands and requires the operator to have thumbs

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u/Andre4kthegreengiant 8d ago

You have to obtain the hairy gay man's consent beforehand usually

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u/explodingtuna 8d ago

The (toothless) metal jaws clamp together, with rubber so the metal doesn't slam directly into the leg. But once the jaws are closed, they can't slip the paw out because there isn't room. Like handcuffs.

Basically, they went from iron maiden handcuffs to rubber-lined handcuffs.

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u/AccountClaimedByUMG 8d ago

How else are the Eagles gonna win the Super Bowl?

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u/fletcherox 8d ago

You’ve got to put your leg back in the trap

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u/RandomBritishGuy 8d ago

https://www.reddit.com/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/nx956n/-/h1dmf0s

The article says that she was trying to get Coyotes, hence why she had the shield already made.

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u/boydnessyo 8d ago edited 8d ago

As a hunter i understand why people trap but dont do it myself. I see a lot of hate towards traps in this thread so id like to post what i know about trapping. First, these traps dont harm the animal believe it or not. If you stick your hand in it it want break skin, its designed to hold the animal in place not hurt it. Second, if you set traps you have to check them every 24 hours so animals that arnt supposed to be trapped are freed as soon as possible like this bobcat. Third, trapping is mainly used for predator control. In my state theyre mainly used for coyotes. Im not trying to sway anyone into thinking trapping is okay, but merely trying to explain that it isnt as "inhumane" as most people think. Before someone says theyve seem videos of animals having broken legs or ripped off feet due to a trap, i guarantee that person was using illegal traps with sharp teeth or didnt check their trap like they were suppose to and cause the animal to struggle the trap for way too long. In that case, fuck that person

Edit: thank you for the upvotes everyone! I really thought i would get a lot of hate and down votes for this post.

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u/chapterthirtythree 8d ago

I did not know that all traps these days don’t have brutally sharp teeth. Glad I scrolled way down. So if it’s designed to just hold the animal, what’s the goal? To come up and look it in the eye and put a bullet in its head?

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u/SketchyAnonCat 8d ago

If it's a population control of a predator then most likely, but I don't really see any other way to do it. I mean you wouldn't really want these dudes killing off all the other wildlife and breeding a ton and just infesting a place.

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u/boydnessyo 8d ago

Bobcats are pretty harmless. They dont travel in packs and they really only kill what they eat. Coyotes and hogs travel in packs and kill for fun. But even so trapping hardly puts a dent in those populations.

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u/N00TMAN 8d ago

Trapping is for predator control more so to keep them from encroaching on farms and ranches, rather than actually thinning the numbers.

Many areas have essentially an open season on coyotes and hogs because theres just way too many of them. traditional hunters are the primary form of population controls.

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u/boydnessyo 8d ago

Yeah traps with teeth are illegal in most states, and yes thats the design basically. It makes it so animals that the trapper isnt trying to thin out can be released with little to no harm; bobcats, possums, dogs.

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u/cadaver_drip 8d ago

Around 11 seconds in you can see the big fella starts to realize she’s helping free him

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u/gamer_abdullah 8d ago

Pure "Perhaps i treated you too harshly" energy.

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u/WolfeTheMind 8d ago

I believe that might actually be when it forgets she is there which is probably part of why the shield is so useful.

Not seeing you makes a tremendous difference

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u/Rent_A_Cloud 8d ago

You really underestimate animals, even if breaking line of site would make them "forget someone is there" the bobcat hears and smells the person behind the shield.

Animals are not at the same level of perception as babies...

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u/Khazzgobbo 8d ago

That was wholesome as fuck.

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u/Double_Minimum 8d ago

Laying a trap and catching a animal you didn't want to?

I dunno. Like glad it gets to move on (hopefully without terrible injuries), but lets be real. If this happens often enough that she has a special shield to solve this than maybe she isn't the most wholesome of animal trappers/

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u/SouthFM 8d ago

She's hunting coyotes.

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u/zil0gg 8d ago

Someone shared a link to an article that she entry to catch coyotes this way, accidentally caught a bobcat. These traps are not nice to any animals. Sadly not as wholesome as it looks.

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u/TimmmyBurner 8d ago

This trap is fine. She literally has videos of herself putting her own hand in the trap.

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u/trailing_comma 8d ago

Notice how there is no blood and no serious injury? It's a rubber trap used to keep an animal in place until a person can get there.

You could put your hand in a trap like this, with no injury beyond (at worst) a bit of bruising.

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u/docnovak 8d ago edited 8d ago

Looks like a Canadian Lynx, illegal to trap in my area, not a bobcat, legal to trap in my area. So this is pretty common practice here. The traps are safe, and we have to run our lines once every 24 hours. So any accidental traps, such as this, can be freed.

https://vtfishandwildlife.com/canada-lynx-or-bobcat-learn-the-difference

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u/Chili_Kukov 8d ago

What is she doing in the woods with an apparently purpose - built shield? I need to know more snout this.

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u/prophase25 8d ago

Releasing the cat. Probably had a camera on the trap and knew what to expect. Or came to check the trap and came back to release the cat.

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u/ThroughlyDruxy 8d ago

Or someone saw it and called her. She could be a park ranger or animal control and just has that in her truck. This might not be uncommon where she works/lives.

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u/lowtierdeity 8d ago edited 8d ago

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u/ThroughlyDruxy 8d ago

I didn't say they definitively did. But I appreciate the source for what actually happened.

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u/jkranch 8d ago

This thread is full of ignorance.

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u/poiluparadis 8d ago

Clearly the cat was like thanks.. you are my fwend now.

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u/wenowlivein1984 8d ago

My need to pet all cats I ever see would definitely get me killed in this situation.

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u/child-of-old-gods 8d ago

Welcome to the club

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u/peppermesoftly 8d ago

That beautiful cat is so completely humbled. I wonder what the story is behind this?

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u/AmericanMink 8d ago

She trapped it by mistake, she wanted coyotes.

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u/cat-ass-trophy 8d ago

This cat now deserves a belly rub

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u/SlowCaveman 8d ago

Fuck trappers man. This shit is animal torture. This person setting the cat free most likely set the trap too. No kudos here.

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