Bobcats (non-graphic pics)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Smiles-N-Sunshine, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our 8' chainlink fence keeps out everything but snakes and bobcats, apparently.

    Here's a young (I think - or female?) bobcat I trapped this morning

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    And a 20# tom we caught a few months ago

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    I'm still trying to figure out how they can get those big paws into the 1" spaces in our chukar partridge cage and pull the birds through???

    Bryan
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    OMG! Great pictures!
     
  3. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    What do you do with them once trapped?

    They sure are purrty though! Amazing.
     
  4. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whoa.
     
  5. toby5

    toby5 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] WOW great pictures... I have never seen one glad you posted
     
  6. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    gorgeous. is that a big sized havahart/live trap?

    so.....................?
     
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  7. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I want one! They are SO cute! If you kill them, don't tell me!
     
  8. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    I want one! They are SO cute! If you kill them, don't tell me!

    If you had one you wouldn't want one--they don't domesticate. I've known of a couple that were captured as day-old kittens and could never be handled. They're beautiful animals but best left in the wild--the further from your chickens the better.​
     
  9. TnTom

    TnTom Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautiful creature. I haven't seen any around here for a few years though folks comment about seeing them. My wife saw one a couple of years ago and I'm sure there around. I recall seeing their scat (rabbit hair). What does your game warden recommend? Do you see a lot of them?
     
  10. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Whew...glad you caught them. Bobcats can be true terrors for your birds!!! Beautiful animals though. Thanks for sharing the pics.
     

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