Is this Bear or Coyote fur?? Help me determine what I'm up agenst!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by CrazyCatNChickenLady, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Followed a trail of feathers that led me to this right above a huge pile of feathers going through the fence and a trickle of feathers after that.

    Is this a coyote or a bear? I lost 1 of my extra boys (the rest are all in hot wired coops.)

    I'd LOVE to hear that its a coyote. Unfortunately the coyotes around here are light grey and I'm thinking bear.

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    I put it on my scanner and scanned it.
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  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Doesn't look canine to me....
     
  3. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    This is supposed to be bear hair caught in barbed wire fence according to the website.
     
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  4. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately I think I know deep down it is a bear. [​IMG] Thanks guys! We had a bear a few months ago and the fur was longer(he is no longer a problem..), The short kinky stuff confused me a little and so did the coyote that was around here saturday trying to get into coops. Wishful thinking I guess!
     
  5. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    When it gets caught in the wire, and stretched, that's how it gets kinky.
     
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Can you run a strand of electric near the barbwire?

    If so, then run it and electify it. Just before bed - go out turn off fencer, place bacon strips ON electric fence, then turn fencer back on.


    Generally once the bear gets a nose full of electric - it will stay away.



    Good thing the other birds are locked up tight. [​IMG]
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:there should be tracks close by they are kina easy to tell apart [​IMG]
     
  8. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The barbed wire runs the whole 3 acres and the fenceline was/is really overgrown. We've been working on getting it cleared. I might just do some fencing around the 5 coops and charge that up. I love the bacon idea but $10 says my cats will be the first to get shocked. [​IMG] The boys were out because I couldn't process them and I cant even pay people to take them! They were happy and I knew they might get eaten.. No big loss but with our last bear problem he learned he could just body slam the hotwire and get into coops. He was more a fan of chicken feed then chickens.
     
  9. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    If you were closer, I would help you process your extra boys. [​IMG]



    While it is no big loss (I totally understand what you are saying here) - you have just taught a predator that there is an easy meal to be had at your place.
     
  10. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:there should be tracks close by they are kina easy to tell apart [​IMG]

    Pine needles and leaves everywhere I cant find any tracks! Plus the whole driveway is covered with gravel. There is big disturbances in the ground and I just couldn't tell what it is.

    *going back out to scour for tracks!*
     

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