Wow! What is it with the bobcats here in SW Florida??? The bobcat is definitely in the area. I set the turkey decoy up Thursday night on top of the 6 ft. privacy fence that borders the woods. At about 2 a.m., my peacocks woke me up with their honking, so I ran out there with the flashlight, the turkey decoy had been knocked about 10 feet into the yard, and all the birds were on high alert.
Last night, the hunter came back out, and he and his buddy stayed until 4 a.m., waiting and waiting. I had the turkey decoy, chicken livers, and even tied a live rooster to a stake in the ground. He also made a few rabbit distress calls at about 3 a.m. The bobcat did not show. I KNOW it did not smell or see them, as they were in my room, watching and waiting, with the window opened, but a good distance from the woods.
So, in the meantime, birds stay locked up. Bobcats must be one of the smartest predators out there...just saying. A friend of mine thinks they have ESP.
Here's a picture of the crew last night.
The 2 in the middle didn't stay. It was VERY quiet once everyone settled in.