I am so annoyed and angry right now! I live in Central FL and I just lost a chicken to a pretty good sized cat. At first I thought bobcat because I have lost a chicken to one of those about a year ago. It probably weighed a good 35lbs and I could tell it was a bobcat by the pointed ears and the bobbed tail. This cat was bigger than a housecat but smaller than the bobcat. It had a long striped tail and was a medium sandy brown color. I did an internet search and the closest thing i came up with is an African Wild Cat (as far as looks) This is a link to what they look like. http://www.google.com/imgres?q=afri...&tbnw=124&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:15,s:0 I don't believe it could actually be an African Wild Cat but is it possible there is some strange feral breed running around? I have a live raccoon trap but I think it was just a little too big for it. I live right next to a swampy marshy wooded area and that is where it came from. I actually was so mad that I yelled at it and chased it. It jumped through some high weeds with my poor baby in its mouth. I lost sight but checked the area and I found my poor hen laying dead in some bushes. She had two gashes from the teeth on her neck as well as under her wing. If only I could have had a gun or something to scare it away faster, it might have dropped her after the first bite. I have had my chickens for about 2 years. At my peak, I had 32 and now I am down to 12 Many get picked off during broad daylight while they are free ranging. I have had every predator you can think of..... Hawk, possum, raccoon, rat snake, bobcat and now some unknown creature. What can I do? i am so sad and really at my wits end!