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Track or mark on coop

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Anybody know what caused this mudprint?? Orangutan? The bolt on top is 4 inches wide. Maybe it was the neighbor's kid, he is a little hyper about my chickens. No other prints but misc scratching on the bottom from critters.

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Your location would help.

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Let's, for the moment, suspect it might be the neighbor's kid?  Do you suppose he walked over on his hands through the mud?

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Pennsylvania

 

I'm cracking jokes! The beast didn't get in...so I'm happy I didn't lose my chickens. I...kind of doubt a human would twist his thumb in such a way trying to open the coop, but I wouldn't put it past him to have muddy hands and jump up trying to get at the latch...he is 6 and makes mud pies...etc. The coop is on 2 1/2 ft legs and the latch for the human door is in the middle so something jumped up and climbed on it.

 

Edited to add: Although if anyone knows what this print is, I'd appreciate your advice. I'll look up that predator and see what else I can do to deter it, since obviously it is after my chickens now and knows where they sleep.


Edited by szczur - 5/17/16 at 8:43am
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