"It's only a once in a lifetime event to see a majestic bobcat."
Well come on!
The other day I played tag with a bobcat at 11:00am while trying to sneak a cookie in my mouth.
Then the day before I stood on the deck with a hose and tried to spray it (it worked with a raccoon) but It wanted to play.
Whoever is re-habing these bobcats and returning them into the wild around here needs to quit. I worry that people will leave their kittens outside and just a few seconds later the bobcat runs off with them for dinner.
Coyotes bother cows- shoot the coyotes. Coyotes eat bobcat kittens. Bobcats bother domestic cats and smaller livestock. And if you shoot the bobcats.... the foxes and weasels come out!
What in the world?! No more free-ranging my chickens.
Sorry for the rant... but my chickens and I are getting sick and tired of this. I guess I'll tell you the story in pictures... (sometimes I get carried away.)
October 2011. Muffy (Buff Orpington hatchery) killed by a bobcat. Led trail of feathers across highway and all over yard.
And now I think there's 2.
I now have my bobcat trap. And fellow Archer.
Well it tricks my dogs and house cat... and this bobcat falls for my dying animal sounds... so this is my trap:
An white Angora rabbit puppet attached to strong string.
Procedure: Make it move. Movement is fun for kitties.
I will start updating daily. It's been coming back everyday now.