Well, finally I can feel a little safer for my chickens. The large bobcat that has been coming in and killing my chickens is finally caught. It had become so bold, it came up the steps to my back porch and stole a hen! This wk it came in 3 times in one day, killed my beautiful large Cochin hen but the llamas scared it away, so it came back and grabbed the Cochen rooster right when I was on the porch. Fortunately, I yelled and the roo. got away and is doing fine now but lost a lot of feathers. Thank goodness for those puffy feathers or it would have been his NECK! I called the US Dept of Ag. and they sent a trapper out yesterday afternoon. He put the dead hen in the trap and this morning the bobcat was in there. I was feeling real bad for the cat but the trapper took him alive to replant up in the mt's above here in safer territory. (they are not really suppose to do that so you didn't here it here!) 2 wks ago he had to trap a bear next door & shot it on the spot as it was killing all the goats around. Now I'm going to get a livestock guard dog and be done with the killings! They bark and chase everything off because you know some other predator will just take the bobcat's place!