Originally Posted by Sylvester017
I understand from another BYCer that Tasmania has an issue with raptors also. I'm with you about being wary of slim measures against predators. Sometimes you don't even know you have chicken predators until one night driving home you see a raccoon as big as a goat crawling out of the city gutter. We see 'coon & 'possum roadkill often on our suburban city street.
It sounds strange but we are almost lucky to have the daily wolves, coyotes and then the frequent grizzly bear--- It's the urban predators that are savvy enough to get past all the precautions.
Our biggest worry is the return of pine martins in the winter-- They WILL find a way in .. no ways around it
Originally Posted by MeepBeep
People are generally very amazed at what shows up on a game camera if they setup one, lots of critters prowling around that mostly go unseen...
Our yard stretches back to a fork at a creek where our neighbour has a trail cam set up. Lots of bear, coyotes, wolves--- but our biggest surprise was the illegal hunter he caught on that camera too!
We get the reminding that our backyard is very wild on a weekly basis as we usually get the wolves calling and coyotes terrifying screams. (Not something you can enjoy listening to at night -- especially after a scary movie!!)