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Can someone Identify this Predator Foot print please? Picture posted.

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This night, at 2:15 Am I heard dramatic scream of my chicken.

She was sleeping on a tree 5 feet away from my Living Room window.

(stubborn chicken, doesn't want to go to coop).

I opened window, Flashed light, but not much else I could do at dark.

On a morning I went searching for clues....Found small trail of scattered feathers,

Followed them...Dead chicken was about 100 feet away in woods with Head eaten and some of bottom.

Then I found these Foot Prints as on posted picture.

Can someone tell me what predator that is?

I was researching/comparing and it leads me to either Marten Cat or Raccoon.

What you think?

No such values exist, for which I could forsake what I love most.

My Home, My Animals

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I'd guess fisher? :( So sorry...

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Not a raccoon - they look more like little hand prints. Can you post a picture with a coin - maybe a quarter - next to the prints for some perspective on size? If you have other chickens, you will want to make sure their coop is secure at night, now that something has found a place for an easy meal. 

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

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I measured the size is about 1 inch long.

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