Dang it! Bobcat, maybe?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jaybo, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Jaybo

    Jaybo In the Brooder

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    So last night, after work, I go to pen up the birds. The chickens are good about going into the coop and sitting on the high perch, but the turkeys, not so much.There is a rail in front of the coop that they like to sit on overnight, if I can't chase them into the coop.

    So, last night I see a spray of feathers on the ground by the rail, and one of the Toms is dying by the fence. Something could not get him over the fence, tried to pull him through the hog paneling, and put "paid in full" to his account.

    I'm guessing bobcat, because we know there's one around, coyotes would have eaten more of him, and I don't see a raccoon taking that boy down. Guess it's time to try to trap a bobcat.

    On top of that, another pullet - one of the Americaunas - died in the kennel. Not stuck in the wire, just laying there dead.
     
  2. animalover14

    animalover14 In the Brooder

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    That`s really sad. But how would you trap a bobcat?
     
  3. Jaybo

    Jaybo In the Brooder

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    We had one trapped before in a box type trap. Wasn't quite strong enough and he got out. We have a bigger one to try.
     
  4. animalover14

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    Oh. Im not used to large game around where I live . The biggest around here was a bear. He didnt stay very long any way.
     
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