Opossum got a taste of my electric fence :D

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Sofi, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Sofi

    Sofi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woke up this morning at 6 sharp hearing animal SCREAMS coming from the coop... Ran out to the yard without even getting dressed, and found what I thought was an opossum, running away and climbing on a tree. Looks like he got a nice shock from my electric fence The girls were all locked in the coop and safe... Phew

    I have a security camera with night vision that records everything into a hard drive at home. I'll try to recover the video of the offender getting fried and upload it! [​IMG]
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Can't wait to see it!
     
  3. Sofi

    Sofi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it turns out it was a young raccoon! He got caught in the electric fence and that's why he screamed.. When I walked outside I turned the fence off and he ran up a tree....

    Here's the link to the video :)

     
  4. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome! Good thing you put that fence in [​IMG]
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Yikes......he got tangled in it huh?
    Hope he won't be back...very cool you have the video so you know what happens.
     
  6. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should put out a camera by my coop just to see what is lurking around it at night [​IMG]
     
  7. Sofi

    Sofi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mi camera is connected to my cell phone, so if I hear any suspicious noises I can check real quick. This morning the raccoon screams were so terrifying that I just darted out and checked the cams once all the action was over :)
     
  8. fenwickchic

    fenwickchic Out Of The Brooder

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    I would love to get a camera on my coop/tractor but DH thinks I've lost my mind. Won't even let me get a baby monitor. :( I may do it anyway if I see one at Goodwill or 2nd hand shop. LOL
     
  9. shane709

    shane709 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats a great setup! Have you had possums messing with your chickens before? I have killed 3 of them in my yard this year alone. Do they eat chickens? I figured racoons would be how bout the possums?
     
  10. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possums tear chickens apart.
     

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