Guinea missing leg and innards! What did it?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BluegrassSeramas, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    I found my only female guinea that I just bought at a show outside of the coop and something had eaten off her leg, leaving the scaly part and then ate a hole to her abdomenen and ate her innards. It left the rest and really didnt take much of the feathers off. She was next to the big shed the coop is in, so Im guessing what did it was too small to drag off a big guinea...Im not sure if It happened at night as I had my DH lock the poultry up that night and he never counts them all.

    What did this?

    I also found a rabbit in the summer that was just missing the head and front legs. I was thinking what animal leaves all that meat and goes for the head and legs and innards? And is too small to carry off a big rabbit or a guinea? And Im 99.9% positive that whatever did it was smart enough to get in and out of the rabbit hutch that was locked. Help! I need to know what Im trying to hunt or trap!!
    Thanks!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Crazy_For_Chickens

    Crazy_For_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that you have a raccoon or a possum maybe even a fox. It is hard to say, but I would set traps for raccoons for they are usually the culpret.
     
  3. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My money is on the possum, because they like the soft insides and breast meat. Racoons usually carry the whole bird off to eat somewhere else.

    Kathy in Texas
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I am so sorry...but it sounds like the calling card of a coon. Baite your trap with marchmallows, and peanut butter. GET THAT SUCKER!!
     
  5. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    Thanks for the info. I have seen skunks and possums back here. I thought they were going for the trash, but Im missing 2 more roos. One was my first. [​IMG] RIP NUGGET!!
     
  6. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My money is on the possum. They like the breast meat and the soft insides. They usually kill them inside the coop or run area too. Nearly everything else will carry them off.

    Kathy in Texas
     

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