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What predator does this sound like?

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This evening something got one of my hens... I found the body, minus head and wings, partway down the hill from the coop. I know we have foxes, coyotes, bobcats, owls, hawks... when a hawk got one last summer, it went for the organs and left the rest, plus it was dusk, so I doubt it was a hawk. Any ideas?

Five dogs, two cats, four budgies, one parrot, 12 chickens of various ages, and a great DH who built me the coop of my dreams:)

The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different. ~ Hippocrates

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Five dogs, two cats, four budgies, one parrot, 12 chickens of various ages, and a great DH who built me the coop of my dreams:)

The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different. ~ Hippocrates

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I know around here fox will carry a hen off and the wings get in the way so they will quickly chew them off and leave them so they can carry the bird more easily.

I think that it was a fox and they were spooked while carrying the body off causing them to drop it.

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