Found a new predator in the coop this morning

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dacjohns, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I found this in my chicken coop this morning. The coop is more than 300 feet from the pond and I haven't noticed these in the pond before.

    I knew I had gaps big enough for a snake but not for this. It's time to look closely at the fence-ground interface. If this can get in something else can too.

  2. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    OH man! We are in Maine and we have seem more turtles this year than ever. My dad is on the lake and he has seen way more as well. I told him the turtles are taking over the planet.
  3. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    South GA
    He doesn't look to happy but the look on his face is too funny! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rawr he says!
  4. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    aww.. too bad it will grow to be a big ole mean snapping turtle.

    I never thought about them as predators, but yeah, you are right!![​IMG]

    Man, it's hard work keeping our girls safe!
  5. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    South GA
    Am I the only one who thinks the little thing funny? Rawr?
  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    oh chickypooh, I think the picture is a riot!
    Seems to be smiling!
  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *They do like eggs. What did you do with him/her/it, dac?? Turtle soup?? [​IMG] P.S. Watch your fingers, they like those, too!!!
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2008
  8. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Quote:I was laughing at the look on the turtles face- then got to your post and almost choked on coffee.. RAWR.. LOL

    On a more serious not though, yes, if he could get in, so could something else. But what an interesting thing to fond in a coop.
    Can you imagine the chicken conversation?
    What is that?
    I dunno, is it food?
    *peck peck* Um.. nope
    Wait a sec- did you see it move?
    No, Hen, you are imagining things.
    Wait! Look! I think it moved again.
  9. That's a great photo, thanks! I think a snapper would take chicks and eggs. I remember once when we were fishing one came out of the river, tipped over our worm can and took all our bait!
  10. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Songster

    May 13, 2008
    SW IA
    With all of our flooding, we are seeing tons of them all over the roads. They will take baby ducks and geese right off the pond, from underneath while they are swimming, so I imagine they would take a chick if they could catch it.

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