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headless guinea! what critter just takes the head?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by slim1986, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. slim1986

    slim1986 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We found one our guineas fully intact, just missing its head. I remember back when I was a kid people talking about critters would eat certain favorite parts, I just can't remember which ones ate just the head? Anyone else know?
     
  2. jfaith51

    jfaith51 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am so sorry about your guinea. A raccoon is one predator that does. It will, in all likelihood, be back. I had a raccoon get in the pigeon coop, kill half a dozen, and only eat the heads. We caught it in the act.
     
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry. I know racoons and I think weasles will. I love my guinea's and can only imagine how terrible this is for you. [​IMG]
     
  4. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, raccoons. I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenmadnessainmind

    chickenmadnessainmind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off sorry for your loss [​IMG]
    One of my neighbours has guinea fowl..
    He had three guinea roo's in a grow out pen and one went on a killing spree and killed the other two by ripping their heads off, (supposed to be a dominance thing). [​IMG]
     
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  6. slim1986

    slim1986 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok that's what we had thought since we have a coon problem here, we are setting a trap tonight where we found the guinea, I'll post when we catch it!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If the guineas are roosting outside, I'm betting that a GHO is the culprit. Whatever it is, it will return. Protect your birds.
     
  8. real_redhead

    real_redhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss, a skunk also bites head off ans sucks the blood!
     
  9. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    It 'twas a coon [​IMG]
     
  10. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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