Lynx or Bobcat?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ShadowRooster, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. ShadowRooster

    ShadowRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    claremont, NH
    OK, no dead anything right now, but we have a missing RIR roo, only five months old. Peaple have seen it, its twice the size of a house cat and a silver grey color. It seems to be there atleased once a week, sightings by all my family members. In daylight, morning most.

    What it looks like: No-tailed silver grey HUGE cat. Seen pretty big paw prints leading into corn.
    Before I would let my emus kill it, or shoot it, but I do know they are protected. I live southern VT. What can I do? Trap it? Or.. will I not get in truble if my emus rip it up? Bobcat? Lynx?

    Here kitttty kitty kitty... right into the emu pen... thats it!
  2. SunnysideupstateNY

    SunnysideupstateNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2010
    I'd say let the emus have at it!
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Even if it's protected, if it's in your emu pen--I'd say it's fair game to the emus! Lynx are larger, have larger ear tufts, etc.

    We have both here although the bobcats are much more common. I haven't seen a lynx but I've seen four bobcats. I would guess they are 25+lbs (or roughly twice the size of an average house cat).


    From what I understand, Lynx are about 3ft long and 35-40lbs.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  4. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.

    have built and used these with a great deal of success with bobcat. You need to check with your fish and game or DNR folks because maine is having a brouhaha about lynx the feds are over folks for catching them accidentally good luck be careful
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I live just across the river in NH, and bobcats are a protected species here. You should check their status by calling VT Fish and Game. God luck and sorry about your missing bird.
  6. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    ARE YOU SAYING THAT EMUS WILL KILL AND EAT A BOBCAT?????? Are they brave or just crazy????? Don't they know that's a vicious predator????? How do they overpower it (claws and fangs and all) and don't they get hurt in the fight? This is the first time I've ever heard they could do it. Are they a threat to you when you get near them?
  7. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Don't they know that's a vicious predator?????

    Emus are vicious predators too
    They kill with their claws and feet​
  8. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    For your emu's sake hope it's a bobcat-- a lynx would be a lot more trouble. Also, given the rarity of the lynx I doubt you have one that close.
  9. wormy270

    wormy270 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2009
    If a large cat is getting my chickens, the cat would mysteriously disappear and I wouldnt know anything about it. If you know what I mean.
  10. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    VT has defined seasons for trapping and hunting bobcat,

    Jan 10 - Feb 7, 2010 for hunting

    Dec 1 - Dec 16, 2010 for trapping

    You need to check for license requirements and for the availability of permits to take out of season due to predation.

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