Fox, coyote or chupacabra?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sgtmom52, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    We just bought a game camera which we will eventually be setting up near our coops. We have it set up in our back woods right now ~ just to see what is out there. We had a few pictures of deer as expected and then this critter...

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    We know we have fox and have recently heard coyotes. The camera was set up about 500 feet from the coops when this picture was taken so I'm sure that this critter has been around the coops at night too. We don't free range and lock everyone up tightly at night.
     
  2. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is fox.
     
  3. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    I don't think its a coyote or chupacabara so my guess is a fox or a really mange-y coon...
     
  4. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gray fox. Larger/taller than a red, but still fox.
     
  5. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to vote for. . . chupacabra. Well, someone had to, didn't they?[​IMG]
     
  6. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    probably a fox or mangy coon. it looks to small to be a coyote, not really sure though.

    eta good luck [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  7. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Dora'smom :

    I have to vote for. . . chupacabra. Well, someone had to, didn't they?[​IMG]

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  8. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
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    Dora'smom :

    I have to vote for. . . chupacabra. Well, someone had to, didn't they?[​IMG]

    Oh no...chupacabras have hind legs like kangaroos....and no (or a little bitty) tail.....they walk upright on 2 legs and their feet look more like ours, just skinnier....everybody knows that, right?[​IMG]
     
  9. Wardogg

    Wardogg Out Of The Brooder

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    Ringed tail suggests coon.
     
  10. chickensgalore

    chickensgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    id say its just a rough looking coon
     

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