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post #21 of 25

The first time I looked at it, I saw a rodent of some sort, with a furry tail (like a weasel) looking  back and to the left with the piece of grass under its ear, looking like it's actually through its ear. When I looked again, I saw a bird looking to the right with the grass in its beak, and the tail looked like it was "split" - with one longer feather pointing one way, and one pointing the other. 

 

Around here, weasels aren't big enough to make off with a chicken. They kill them where they sleep, biting them on the neck or under the wing and then lapping up the blood That's what happened to my flock. It killed 12 6-week old chickens in one night.They are also turn white in the winter here. A mink, however, will make off with a full grown chicken. My neighbor had that experience. Our weasels don't get any longer that 8" or so, and they are tiny. Skinny. They can get through the smallest opening. 

Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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post #22 of 25

definitely a bird... carrying a twig.  you can see the brown markings on its head: sparrow.

 

post #23 of 25
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23 other people have looked at this pic. Help us out here, someone!

 

Does no one else see a sparrow?

Its a song bird.  I you will look closely you can see a little black spot above the beak, that spot is the bird's eye.

Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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post #24 of 25
Have no fear! You mystery animal is just a little sparrow in an unusual position. I think it's a female House Sparrow, but I can't really be sure, there are over 300 sparow species in the U.S.

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post #25 of 25

Definitely a bird.  Yrat outlined exactly what I was seeing.

No other animal works this hard to crap in its own drinking water.

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No other animal works this hard to crap in its own drinking water.

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