Help Big Cat Stalking My Chickens And Ducks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by duckking, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was out in the front yard when i looked to my coop and saw a big chestnut colored cat was walking around the perimeter of my coop. 2 1/2 - 3 feet from head to tail. it does not look like a bob cat because it has no spots. i saw it later on in the evening and shot at it (missed on purpose) i got scared but came back around 8. What type of cat is thi and how do i stop it without killing it?
     
  2. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it bigger than bobcat? Sounds like cougar, puma, mountain lion, or cataman. All the same cat of course, just different names. If that is what it is call the department of natural resources. I would take pictures for proof if you can get em. Sometimes, at least here, they like to deny their existence.
     
  3. Tommie D

    Tommie D Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of big cats do you have in your location? Here in Kansas, Bobcats are everywhere but their has been a few reports of Mountain Lions here and there, mostly along our borders with Colorado and Nebraska.
     
  4. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not a cougar it has a face like a lynx or bobcat and it looked to small to be a cougar.
     
  5. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i live in washington
     
  6. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a hybrid. Good thing the hybrids are like mules. They can't reproduce. They can get rather large though.
     
  7. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are the most likely combinations and how do i get rid of him or her?
     
  8. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually if it is a hybrid it would be a mix of housecat and bobcat. Do you have a livetrap big enough? If not I say shoot it. If it happens to be a pure breed bobcat bothering chickens or any other livestock in my eyes and our DNR here justifies shooting.
     
  10. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i really dont want to shoot it so what should i do with it if i trap it and is there any way to get rid of it without a trap?
     

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