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25-10-2018, 19:27   #76
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I worder if you tried shining a powerful torch in there after dark, would you see any bright eyes looking back at you?
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25-10-2018, 20:48   #77
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I have one here that you're welcome to borrow if you want. I got it for the same reason as you a few years ago but unfortunately without success. You'd have to collect it in Bray though.
Thank you, I may take you up on this offer. I have one arriving tomorrow but it could be handy to use another one too. I’m sorry to hear it wasn’t successful for you. Did you find the picture quality good ?
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Thank you, I may take you up on this offer. I have one arriving tomorrow but it could be handy to use another one too. I’m sorry to hear it wasn’t successful for you. Did you find the picture quality good ?
It was ok in daylight, but at night it depended a bit. If the subject was too close to the camera the infra red LEDs were too bright and the pictures were washed out.
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I worder if you tried shining a powerful torch in there after dark, would you see any bright eyes looking back at you?
Yes I’ve done this many times but thanks. It’s tricky for me to go into the area as it’s not safe to go on my own. I was hoping this would happen but the only thing I saw close to the area was a Fox as they have a slightly orange tint (I think.) the really dense part is impossible to access or even see through with a torch as it would be far too dangerous as ground is not solid in parts. It’s like a raised bog. I’m actually very surprised it’s there at all in terms of health and safety.

I’ve actually been surprised that cats eyes don’t light up as much as I thought. I thought they would reflect much stronger than they do and the torch I’m using is heavy duty.
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It was ok in daylight, but at night it depended a bit. If the subject was too close to the camera the infra red LEDs were too bright and the pictures were washed out.
I have a feeling that if she’s alive she’s moving around at night and hiding during the day, but if she’s in the wooded area she could be out during the day as it’s away from people etc ?

Do you mind me asking how long did you keep searching for your cat before you decided that it was enough? I’m getting to that stage now as it’s exhausting but hoping the camera will see something
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Do you mind me asking how long did you keep searching for your cat before you decided that it was enough? I’m getting to that stage now as it’s exhausting but hoping the camera will see something
It's difficult to say really. She went missing a good way away from where we live (long story!) so we couldn't go searching every day. Same kind of situation to you really, she disappeared off into some very dense woodland, but was seen once the day after in a nearby field trying to catch a pigeon. That was the last we saw of her. We saw plenty of other wildlife on the cam .. pheasants, foxes, other cats but not ours. I guess after 3 or 4 months we'd resigned ourselves to not seeing her again. I suppose I secretly hope she shacked up with someone else in the area but of course I don't really know.
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It's difficult to say really. She went missing a good way away from where we live (long story!) so we couldn't go searching every day. Same kind of situation to you really, she disappeared off into some very dense woodland, but was seen once the day after in a nearby field trying to catch a pigeon. That was the last we saw of her. We saw plenty of other wildlife on the cam .. pheasants, foxes, other cats but not ours. I guess after 3 or 4 months we'd resigned ourselves to not seeing her again. I suppose I secretly hope she shacked up with someone else in the area but of course I don't really know.
I’m sorry she didn’t turn up for you. I have a feeling that it will be that way for me too but at least we know we tried our best. Mine is black so there’s so many cats I’ll hsve to rule out!

It’s good she was seen hunting, cats are very resilient so I’ve been told so sounds like she was able to feed herself.

I was speaking to someone that told me if there are feral cats in the area that sometimes pet cats join these. Sounds a bit far fetched but I like this idea. There are so many posters of my cat in my area she looks like she’s running for the election 😭
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"There are so many posters of my cat in my area she looks like she’s running for the election"

She'd get my number 1!

Seriously, don't give up hope! I've lost count of the times mine pull this stunt. And then show up like"What? Didn't I forget to tell you I'd be away for a month? Where's me dinner?"
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"There are so many posters of my cat in my area she looks like she’s running for the election"

She'd get my number 1!

Seriously, don't give up hope! I've lost count of the times mine pull this stunt. And then show up like"What? Didn't I forget to tell you I'd be away for a month? Where's me dinner?"
Hopefully that is the case with mine too! I made the most of the election here and went up and put her posters at the entrance so plenty of people saw it. It is Quite tricky using cable ties in the cold :-D
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In an *unbelievable* stroke of good luck today my little cat was spotted as I drove into a carpark today!!!! She was roughly 1km from where she escaped and was quite distressed when I found her but started to recognise me when I sat down and called her, got a twig and played with it and she came out of the bush and sniffed me and came over I scooped her up in the carpark and started crying, someone say me and probably thought I was nuts

She extremely underweight, weighs less than 2 kilos but hopefully will be ok after her ordeal. She was so distressed and I am so grateful that we managed to get her back - I just can't believe how lucky we are.

She didn't fair out too well in the wild is skin and bone but hopefully there is no long term damage. All her fat stores and muscle has been used as she must not have been able to find food but she somehow managed to survive.

I am astonished with the stroke of good luck. I usually don't park where I did and only parked there as I was reminded by someone yesterday I needed to set up a direct debit. I can't believe it !! Thanks so much for all your kind word and support through out the last few weeks, I just can't believe she's home!! She is quite anxious as shes hungry but I have to wean her slowly back onto food
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That is the BEST news ever
I've been checking this thread every day, and was worried for your little lady on this of all days... The very day she got to go home!
Fantastic news sheepdish... Feckin thrilled for ya
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Delighted for you. I don't post much but was keeping an eye on this. Fantastic news. I'm lying in bed smiling for you both. Brill.
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That is the BEST news ever
I've been checking this thread every day, and was worried for your little lady on this of all days... The very day she got to go home!
Fantastic news sheepdish... Feckin thrilled for ya
Thank you , she is literally all over us and meowing nonstop until she is picked up I honestly have never seen an animal behave so happy, it is incredible

Yesterday someone let of a huge banger outside my house and my heart started to sink every time i heard screamers etc as I felt that tonight would have sent her further from where she was. I usually love the run up to Halloween but felt so horrible at the thoughts of one pf my pets not being inside and safe.

Time to order the gps tracker as I can't go through that again. I don't know who is more exhausted...me or the cat
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That's great to hear that your cat is back. Maybe get her checked by the vet, and keep her indoors now!



Cats are funny. I had a big guy a few years back: he had diabetes, and disappeared once for weeks. My wife was sure he was dead, but I never gave up on him, I always said to her he'll be back "he's too much of a pig to miss his meals for too long!". Sure enough, one night I looked through the blinds and he was in the back garden staring up at the window, looking very gaunt but alive. Vet thinks he may have been in a diabetic coma; I think he died but he broke the rainbow bridge crossing it because he was so big, and they sent him back to life while they repaired it
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Delighted for you. I don't post much but was keeping an eye on this. Fantastic news. I'm lying in bed smiling for you both. Brill.
thank you She is sitting curled up on lap. I had only gone out and put more posters up on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to find her!! Its just a stroke of luck that I pulled into the car park. I wonder if she recognised the sound of my car engine pulling in?? Why else would she have come out as she was so scared

Poor thing, I was only down there last weekend having drinks, I actually walked home calling her from that pub
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