I am really getting annoyed now. The last attack was, what, four days ago now? The varmint has not gotten anymore chickens because they have been inside and they are let out only when supervised for a couple of hours before dark. It seems most of the killing (and eating) takes place under this particular tree (a huge maple tree with tanbark around it). One rooster that was mauled badly (but survived) had tanbark embedded into his feathers. Two days ago, a wing appeared in this same place. Today, a leg and it is from the same hen. No sign of the body anywhere. Because of the heat and humidity it is pretty decomposed. There is still some meat on it but I am not sure if the predator is full or the meat is so badly decomposed it will not eat it. I know predators will eat some pretty rotten meat though. Especially skunks. Yet there it is in plain view. It is as if this animal is just taunting me. I was trying to avoid having to sit up all night in the chicken house waiting, but it looks as if I am going to have to. Any ideas?