Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Our Pet Pest



While we were conducting the Landcare bird survey today with Mrs Daniel, Room 7 saw Louie, the much loved school cat, catch a silver eye. Luckily the little native bird got away, but two others were not so lucky.

Louie has been waiting for silver eyes to go under the neighbour's fruit tree net then easily catching them. Clever hunting but not great for our native birds.

Killing natives?! Does this make Louie and other cats a pest? We will be investgate more about  what it means to be pests, native, endemic, or intoduced, next term.

What do you think? Is Louie a pest? Comment below.




34 comments:

  1. I thing Louie is pest because cats are like that

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  2. Oh, how sad for those birdies I hope that not many more will be unlucky and killed

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  3. Well that was a naughty thing Louie did but I still wouldn't say he is a pest '
    -Nadia Room 2

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  4. Aww, poor Louie ♥
    I wouldn't call Louie a pest, since Louie is a cat and cats do what they do, they are natural hunters.
    Though I feel sorry for those little silvereyes!

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  5. Louie Is A Cat, Not A Pest. A Cat! That's his nature, don't call him 'stupid' because that's just what he does. And don't say he's 'fat' or anything like that! Cat's are kind creatures and that happens to be their nature so give them a break and let them have some peace.

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    1. cats are pests especially louie and a cats nature is boring (all cats should die)

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  6. one day the birds will kill louie !!!!!!!

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    1. Kees don't say that about Louie.He is a carnivore so it part of their nature.And I am not saying that it is ok to kill birds.

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  7. I do not think louie should not be harmed or called a pest just because of how he created. but that was naughty tho... but PROTECT LOUIE!

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  8. I think louie can be a pest but also can be sort of cute

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  9. I think that Louie is not a pest because cats were made like that but I still feel sorry for those poor silver eye's so maybe just keep an eye on him. Angie.

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  10. I think that Louie is not a pest because cat's were made to be hunters but I still feel bad for those silver eye's
    Angie

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  11. I don't think Louie should be punished should be punished severely until she kills more native birds.
    Jacob

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  12. Louie will not be harmed or punished. Cats need to hunt to keep their energy high to stay active

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  13. I think Louie is a pest, but we love having him around the school so hopefully he wont kill to many more birds.

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  14. poor little silver eyes bad bad louie . louie should be not allowed In the School . I think louie Is a pest he should not be allowed to kill our native birds .

    Abby Powell Room 1

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  15. I think that Louie is not a pest since we humans let him into our school so it might be our fault, and I am not saying that cats should be killing birds.So please don't say that Louie is bad.

    PS I am very sad that the silver eyes died.

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  16. I don't think Louie is a pest in fact I don't think any cat is a pest because it could just be the animal instinct kicking in.
    another thing is that animals don't Know that that it is bad because they need food

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  17. louie is not a pest it's just what cats do. You can't be mean to louie its in cats histiory killing birds

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  18. Poor Silver eyes. That is very sad that those two silver eyes. But lucky for the other one. I'm amazed how the bird got out.

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  19. Well cats eat birds and Louie does is not as smart as we are but that is what just cats eat.

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  20. I don't think Louie should be harmed they don't know it's bad
    for the enviroment

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  21. Louie is really cute but I am not a big fan of cats so I am not really sure what to say. I guess that you can't tell a cat what to do. Also I guess that you can't up to your cat and say, "Don't kill birds. You know you can't." because they have a mind of their own. So half of me thinks that he is a pest and half of me thinks she isn't.
    -Samantha-

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  22. I don't think Louie should be punished and he is not a pest, cats were made made for hunting. And if you think Louie should be killed you're wrong. It's just like saying kids can't play with toys. In the future Louie should get a bell to scare off the birds when around them, anyways he's never done it before. But remember in the olden days, they brought cats to kill rats and other pests. To be honest Louie is kind of a pest, but I'm still on his side, but when he dose get a bell he won't be a pest anymore.

    Auralie

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  23. As Louie's owner, I most humbly object to the the thought of Louie being considered a pest. Firstly, no one has actually proven Louie's killed a bird, but he does enjoy the occasional cicada in summer. Secondly, we all know he is a fun, family-loving cat who loves nothing but be cuddled and scratched under his chin all day (Loiue is no bird killer!). Can you please rephrase the question? Louie's feelings may get hurt with such a false accusation..!

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  24. do something now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. cats catch birds so you cant say louie is a bad cat thats mean to the owner

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