Bobcat predator caught (GRAPHIC photo)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by scgamecock, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    This is the bobcat that has been terrorizing and just about eliminated this lady's flock of chickens.She works with my wife at the City of Conway and she sent us this picture.She contacted the gamewarden and wanted him trapped and relocated but he said that the cat would find his way back and the only way to get rid of him was to kill it.He was trapped in the fence and had killed 7 before he was shot.She does let her's free range in the day and shut's them up at night.

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  2. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have this sappy side that says awww you killed him. But then I have the realistic side that say congrats on your preditor. God only knows how many kitties and what nots he has "taken care of".

    The game warden could have trapped and relocated to someplace else- only to have the taste for chickens.

    Good job [​IMG] , but where theres one....
     
  3. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there was one ruuning around my area about 5 yrs ago got 3 of my outside cats and neihbors cats. i actually saw it one day with a dead cat in its mouth running across the road. knock on wood i have had no problems with predators the 3yrs iv had chickens. i see hawks fly over but the never tryed to get them my run is open on top which is suprising i havrnt lost any yet . my neihbor lost some of hers to the bird dog down the road. because she didnt keep them in a fenced area.
     
  4. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I personally have had only one incident with a neighbor's dog's that broke into my son's bantam pen and killed about 15 chickens.
     
  5. Bacchus

    Bacchus Out Of The Brooder

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    Edit: Just read it wasn't yours... But I wonder if you can eat bobcats...
     
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  6. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I don't know but this lady lives probably 15 to 20 miles from me so he was no threat to mine.
     
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Beautiful cat...shame it had to be killed but it would return if relocated.
     
  8. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice,post him on www.taxidermy.net.Maybe you can recoop some of money from the birds you lost.Is that Conway,N.H?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  9. Duppydo

    Duppydo Out Of The Brooder

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    It is a beautiful animal and a shame it had to be killed. However,if it were doing in my hens, i'd have done the same..
     
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:That's the way I feel. Glad you were able to catch the culprit.

    Is she thinking of keeping the birds in an enclosed run now?
     

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