Obviously a den...but for what?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by HeadHen, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. HeadHen

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    So I was measuring areas on the property today to decide the best place for the coop to be built. As I was measuring I saw where something had built a very big den in one of the wooded areas.
    The previous owner left a large roll of chain link fencing to rust in that area and that made up one side of the den. The top was covered with dead leaves and branches. Branches built up the other side. Looked like a beaver den. Had an opening at least 8" high and almost that wide. The dirt path in the opening was very well worn.
    I would like to know if anyone has any ideas what that could be, since it will probably try to eat my chickens [​IMG]

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    Edited to add picture to topic post.
     
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  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

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    Pics would help.... [​IMG]
     
  3. nautical_bouy

    nautical_bouy Songster

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    Sounds like a groundhog to me.
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

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    Quote:Ditto.

    You could also look for pawprints on the "well worn" path. Pawprints would really help.

    -Kim
     
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  5. Grass

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    by the discription it sounds like a groundhog to me too
     
  6. HeadHen

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    Thanks for the replys, but I dont think we have groundhogs in Texas.
    Now that it is daylight I'm going to try to get pic.
     
  7. HeadHen

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    OK, here is a picture... could it just be a rabbit den?
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  8. Wolf-Kim

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    You see any pawprints around the den entrance?

    -Kim
     
  9. buck-wild-chick

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    looks like a fox hole, unless a fox family moved fromt he den and rabbits live in it now ??? i think fox .
     
  10. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    not a rabbit den
     

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