.... Do people count as predators?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Crittercountry, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Crittercountry

    Crittercountry In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2007
    Lenoir City, TN
    My turkey is MIA and by talking to some of the neighbors, sounds like he's in someone's freezer. A moment for Eugene...


    I think I know who it was too, but I can't say for sure... just the way he was asking about him and saying stuff like "Careful or he'll end up on someones table". I came home from work a few days later and couldn't find him anywhere.
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Humans are the fiercest, most determined, cruelest predators.

    I am sorry about Eugene.
  3. mangled

    mangled Songster

    Wow, and after reading your signature, you've had a rough go of it.

    So sorry to hear about your Eugene. He was indeed a handsome guy.

  4. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
  5. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    sorry that happened to you.
  6. yankeemtfarm

    yankeemtfarm Songster

    Sep 13, 2007
    Sorry about Eugene.

    Yes people count as predators.

    Like you said, the people predators always give themselves away by talking about their crimes.

    I have a neighbor that raised 10+ turkeys , and told people at work. Well that must have tempted somebody, because one early morning he herd something going on in the turkey pen, went out to find 5 turkey missing. Called 911 to repot the theft, 2 hours later the 1 local police officer found 5 dead turkeys in the back of a pickup the was used in a deer poaching incident.

    Why do they do it?

  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I'm really sorry. Yes, human predators are the ones I'd most like to load up with buckshot. [​IMG]
  8. Crittercountry

    Crittercountry In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2007
    Lenoir City, TN
    Quote:Yeah, it's been kinda rough =\\ I actually had 3 survivors, they just wouldn't come out from under my house for a while. I about cried when I saw them though. Bigs, Nancy, and Clhoe. My dad and I are converting the old barn and re-enforcing, double re-enforcing, stringing electric fence, etc, and I"ll be ready to start over. The dog... the dog almost got a bullet in her, but I stopped myself because of the puppies. Found out who the owners were, although I could have guessed she belong to the trailer that is suspected of selling if not making meth.
  9. mandomama

    mandomama Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    corvallis oregon
    get rid of the meth folks...they'll give you trouble until they're gone and have no concern for the property of feelings of others. Ore out lawed over the counter cold med, and our meth problem has really declined, although not disappeared.

    I was hoping the person that took your boy just needed the food, but sadly, it doesnt sound like it.
  10. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    so sorry- he was a gorgeous boy.I wouldn't have been able to take it out on on the dog when clearly the owner is the problem

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