Today, we thought a red-tailed hawk was in the area. I immediately locked the girls in their coop. It wasn't a hawk. The turkey vultures were circling the yard. When that happens, we go looking for the dead thing. Luckily, it was not one of my chickens. However, about 100 feet from the coop, we found the front half of a fawn at the scene of a bloody struggle. The back half had been completely eaten. It looks like the kill happened last night. The predator tracks in the mud were between 3-4" across, four evenly spaced round toe pads around a large foot pad, with no signs of nails. We are trying to identify this critter. I'm sure it will be back tonight. We have coyotes in the area, but wouldn't a coyote have imprints of toenails in the track? I think we also have some occasional bobcats and cougars here, but not often. Fully half of the fawn was eaten. That seems like a big appetite. The girls are locked up, and I am uneasy about going outside tonight. Does anyone have a guess at what we are up against?