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I need help !! something is going after my animals !!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Kingdon123, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Kingdon123

    Kingdon123 New Egg

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    Hello.

    I need the communities help here. About 3 months ago something got into my chicken pen and nabbed when of my girls.

    So now here where it is getting very personal as it's almost 5 Am and I've been doing pretty much an all night stake out.

    About 3 weeks ago one of our kittens was attacked by something that seemed to just enjoy killing it.

    Now Thursday I had something come in yet again and kill my Biggest and strongest male cat...And it has bugged me since the attack but now it has gotten personal. As of yesterday ( Friday ) another one of my kittens was mauled and killed in best words I can't go into detail but all I can say is she was just left there to die.

    I live in Central Florida in the woods pretty much but I would like to know if someone has some idea's about what it might be,

    I already ruled out a black bear but I was able to find out that the animal that killed my cat on Thursday also killed my kitten from the teeth marks.

    Thank you for any information you might be able to give me.
     
  2. junecleavage

    junecleavage Out Of The Brooder

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    If you can see the teeth marks enough to see that they are the same, a fish and wildlife warden may be able to tell you exactly what it was. If you are near a college a biology professor may be able to help you also. Have you seen any tracks? You could also invest in a motion sensor trail camera.
     
  3. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the woods and we've been having a problem with foxes. Funny thing is that they've pretty much ignored my chickens but have gone after the neighborhood cats instead. In fact, we've twice found my cat and a fox in a "stand off" with a lot of screaming going on. Our cat is now an inside cat, which makes me sad as she loved the outside.

    Sit outside in the evening, right before dark, and just listen. Many times we will hear the foxes howl or call. If you hear it, you'll at least know you have foxes in the area and they may be your culprit. Here's what it sounds like:
     
  4. graybeard

    graybeard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience... A wild animal that kills will 99% of the time eat what it kills. A cat is an is sometimes to big for a fox to go after( not a kitten) risking injury. A coyote would have no problem killing but would definately eat it. To me, it sounds like you may have a stray or feral dog on your hands. Someone mentioned a trail cam earlier, that is gonna be the fastest way to identify the culprit.
     

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