In the past few days a stray cat has been coming into the yard trying to get at our free-ranged layers. No injuries or losses yet, but I've been keeping my loaded .22 handy. At the same time our young broilers are housed in a stall in our barn. Our Great Pyrenees dog, Seri, occupies the barn and its attached paddock 24/7, keeping coyotes away. Mr. Cat should have been as smart as the coyotes. My wife just emailed me that this morning she found the cat, dead with a broken neck, in the paddock, and one very pleased-with-herself Pyr standing over him. Hee, hee! Seri gets a nice raw steak tonight!