Just saw eyes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kyle7630, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. kyle7630

    kyle7630 Songster

    Aug 14, 2008
    Semora NC
    I just pulled into my driveway and as I was pulling in, I saw some pinkish orange eye shine from in a tree. Its in a small patch of trees about 300 yards from my coop. What makes that color shine?
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    E.T.??..[​IMG]..heres a bump up..Wendy
  3. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Crowing Premium Member

    Well the type of light can effect the eye shine colour, or it could be the critter has lighter eyes. Up a tree has me on that one, what do you have in your area?
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I'm not sure about the color of the eye shine, but I'm thinking possum. I could be way wrong, but I believe they do have pinkish eyes and then there's the tree. Possum seems to fit to me. [​IMG]
  5. lleighmay

    lleighmay Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Woodlawn, VA
    Best guess in a tree at night in NC would be possum, coon, owl of some sort, or cat. Grey foxes can also climb trees. It's true that you can't always tell type by the color of the shine.
  6. kyle7630

    kyle7630 Songster

    Aug 14, 2008
    Semora NC
    I was leaning towards opossum too. I recall several times seeing them in the road with pinkish eyes. I just thought of something too. I remember seeing a feral cat a few times when we first moved here that looked like it carried the albino trait. Not sure why it would just hang out in a tree at 1:30am, but who knows.
    There are all sorts of predators here and it could be any of them I guess. I live on a 13 acre tract surrounded by 77 more acres that boarders a decent size lake. I have seen redtail hawks and what I think is a golden eagle, heard turkey that seem to respond to my guineas calls, but that's it. Oh, lots of deer and the mystery thing that I will start another post about. I am leaning towards opossum or the white cat I guess.
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    pinkish-orange eys = possum

    You will see them in trees more often than on the ground too. I cannot stand the overgrown rodents. eeeeeeewwwwwww
  8. LV426

    LV426 Chillin

    Jul 16, 2008
    Quote:They aren't rodents they are marsupials.

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