Adding to the flock...Bear Cub?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jackie B., Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Jackie B.

    Jackie B. Paris Mtn. Eggs

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    Hey little baby bear buddy...please don't eat my chickens...and tell your mommy to stay away too!

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  2. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully the cub is just there for the entertainment value of "chicken TV". Maybe mom is using your flock as a babysitter while she forages. [​IMG]
     
  3. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully this was a curiosity visit and his/her territory is FAR AWAY! Do you have feeders outside that might be drawing them in? Or neighbors who might be leaving trash out? I would certainly try to remove and temptations that would entice him to come back or hang around.
     
  4. Jackie B.

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    I'm pretty sure my backyard convienence store of chickens is enough to entice any wild critter. I called DNR so they can come document the sighting and track it since I live close to a highway. He/she hung out for 5 minutes and then scampered off back in to the woods.
     

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