Photos*** Who's teeth make this mark?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rachaelakers, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. rachaelakers

    rachaelakers Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 2, 2013



    My guess is it is some sort of rodent. I have not seen any rats or had any signs of rats. But we do have squirrels and lots of rabbits out by the coop. It just looked odd... And I cant seem to place what tried to get into the chicken feed. Anyone recognize these teeth marks?
  2. GuineaMama

    GuineaMama Out Of The Brooder

    It looks like squirrels to me. I have them all over the top of my feed bins as well. Little tree rats get up on my enclosed porch and try to chew into the cans. So far they haven't gotten in, but I know it's a matter of time. I used to have my feed in metal cans they couldn't get into but in the summer those get too hot and moisture collects in them so I got some big trash cans at Lowe's that are "supposed" to be critter proof. HA!
  3. Deva Dee

    Deva Dee New Egg

    Feb 12, 2013
    Look like a raccoon to me.
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Looks like a raccoon was standing on lid with head down so upper canines would make the wider spaced tooth marks and lower canines would make the narrower marks.
  5. heronz

    heronz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    I agree with raccoon or something close in size.
    The spacing is to wide for a rat or squirrel.
  6. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2013
    Northern Wisconsin
    It's squirrels, I have had the same thing on my plastic boxes out in my shed. You can see the lines in each "toothmark" are from the large front teeth of the rodents
  7. sheds

    sheds Out Of The Brooder

    definatly squirrel
  8. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 30, 2012
    Looks like a raccoon to me.
  9. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    Too small for squirrel, its a rat or a chipmunk. I worked for the Institute of ecosystem studies in Duchess County NY and I had to identify animals by footprints and tooth marks. They are too big for a mouse, but they are too small for squirrel.
  10. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2013
    Northern Wisconsin
    Red squirrels or pine squirrels as some call them aren't much bigger than a chipmunk if at all and they are responsible for this sort of damage by my place, not so much the large grey or fox squirrels, also I have had flying squirrels do this, I have caught them at it and they are quite small as well.

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