Honestly to me it doesn't look like a bird dog kill. I'm thinking predator.
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have you checked Ben's mouth, gums, inside his lips , teeth?? might find a cut or feather or something stuck.
I agree with you just giving you options in case you had any doubt.
What do you think would kill so close to the house? It could have happened in the gray light when I was driving DD to school. Or at lunch when I went to the doc. Or literally any other time of day.
either something desperately hungry or something used to people and not afraid of them.
- Tastes like chicken
not Ben sorry. coyote hunt at night, dont think hawk would clean there and no insides left behind. It was eaten somewhere else. do you have bob cats ?