4year battle with bobcat (graphic pic)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TheRedRoostIn, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. TheRedRoostIn

    TheRedRoostIn In the Brooder

    Feb 26, 2012
    Phelan California
    I have been battling this cat for 4 years lost many animals to this guy reinforced my coops till it could only strike in the day, contacted animal control for them to tell me they couldnt do anything gave plenty of chances for it to move on without lethal action then it crossed the line in a big way he struck mid day and demolished my pymy breeding buck (pygmy goat) i couldnt take it anymore i decided its chances and 9 lives was up, last thursday night my doe was kidding about 10:30pm i was in my birthing barn when i came out to get more towels and i was face to face with my serial predator i made noise it turned and walked a cpl feet stopped and turned back around i made a move to the house getting the towels and 12gauge loaded with buckshot came back out thinking it would be gone to my surprise it was tring to get into my birthing stall i moved at it yelling it tirned and began circling me i lowered and aimed seing what would happen it was stalking me i put it down one shot one kill. Before i procesed it i got its weight an astonishing 48.3lbs there had to be something wrong with this cat all my neighbors have lost to it including one neighbors calf.
  2. deadendacres

    deadendacres In the Brooder

    Jan 28, 2015
    Nice looking bobcat. Any I've ever seen are pretty gangly.

    Also like the bolt action 12ga.

    You mentioned processing it, is there good eating in bobcat?
  3. Gary Willson

    Gary Willson In the Brooder

    Dec 19, 2014
    Good for you. Although he was just doing what he was born to do, and to survive, you had to protect your animals too. I hope to give our neighborhood foxes and coyotes the same fate.
  4. norcalbirds

    norcalbirds In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2012
    Great looking cat and I think you did the best thing! A animal acting like that and taking down goats and calves is kinda scary. I'd expect that out of a big cat but not a bobcat. Well save your animals and a trophy all in one nite!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: