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R.I.P. Mr. Weasel

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by regulon, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. regulon

    regulon In the Brooder

    Jun 30, 2011
    This little guy was trying to gut one of my Ameracauna chicks (4 weeks old) but she made enough racket to attract me to the coop. He was hanging out from under her as she dashed around and I got him off of her with a hoe, finished him off with my revolver. Chalk one up for the good guys, the chick was none the worse for it. I am sure the coyotes will start to come in close soon.[​IMG]

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Good job! That looks like an immature weasel-- be on the look out for littermates. [​IMG]
  3. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Songster

    Feb 14, 2011
    north central Indiana
    It's a stoat.
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    Quote:no, it's a ustacould or a wasbeen
  5. chkn

    chkn Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    They sure are cute little buggers but jeost a biotch in the chicken house. [​IMG]
  6. elevan

    elevan Songster Premium Member

    I'm glad you were able to get it. The weasel family is so vicious (lost 10 of 11 chickens last fall to one) and can be hard to capture and/ or dispatch. Right after I lost my girls, one of my neighbors lost his entire flock to it (30 some hens / roosters)...knew what it was cause he had one of those snap traps and it left behind it's foot. I suspect it was the same one that got my girls (I was never able to trap it).

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