New Neighbor

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by webdawg, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. webdawg

    webdawg Out Of The Brooder

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    Arizona Bob Cat. With no rain lately I expect my next neighbor to be the mountain lion. Oh well at least they keep the coyotes away. LOL! [​IMG]
     
  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! Is your chicken house and yard Secure, I mean like Ft. Knox?[​IMG]
     
  3. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    OMG!!! My free-range hens would be goners...even my trio of rooster gangsters (Vito, Michael and Fredo) couldn't stand up to that. How did you get that pic? The bobcats we have here in the mountains are very shy and you hardly ever catch a glimpse. That is sure one beautiful animal.
     
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  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Forget the chickens! This one looks ticked and is eyeing up the dog and kids!!!

    I was working at Montazuma's Castle out there in '88 when they were having the bad fire in Yosemite and other places. We were dry to and all kinds of "critters" were coming down off the higher elevations to see what they could find to eat down below. Tucson had several incidents of hikers being attacked by Mt. Lions. Had one by the castle that chased the neighbors cows but never caught one.

    We choose to live on THEIR land. Sometimes we don't make the best landlords.
     
  5. webdawg

    webdawg Out Of The Brooder

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    I took this about 30 feet from my front door. He looks made because I hit him with a rock. Had my gun, but hate to shoot things and yes, my chicks are well protected against even this guy.
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  6. webdawg

    webdawg Out Of The Brooder

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    He came down for the water I keep out for the Quail, Road Runners, Ravens and Hawks. [​IMG]
     
  7. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    Wow, what a beauty! I've only ever seen one around here, and it was a few miles from my house. I can't imagine seeing one in my front yard! My kids (and dogs) would go crazy.

    I would feel nervous, but very lucky! LOL, I bet your chickens are feeling very lucky, too!

    -Meghan
     
  8. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful! Funny story.

    My son was outside playing with one of our dogs. The Goat and The Pig were in a dog kennel. The goat and pig started making noises like they were scared. Doodlebug started growling and the other dogs also. Corey looks up and there is this HUGE bobcat staring right at him. He came in screaming.
     
  9. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Beautiful pictures!!

    What do you do about your new neighbors????

    I understand they are searching for water, but how long before they think they are at Burger King...and want it their way???

    Again, the pictures are great.

    Jean
     
  10. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    WOW, I love seeing pictures from different parts of our country. When I was travelling out west in the late 70's, I can't remember which state but I remember seeing a sign advertising stuffed bobcats! They are beautiful.
     

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