A few days ago, I posted about my dog smelling of skunk and I was worried that one was "scoping out" my chicken coop. Also a few days ago (I'm really not sure how many days) I saw a little half grown mockingbird under a tree and bushes inside the yard. I left him alone since it seemed a safe spot - fenced yard by the pool - no dogs. This morning I noticed in the exact spot were the remains of the baby mockingbird. I'd guess about half of his feathers and really nothing else except a full backbone. Would that likely be a skunk kill? I'd think a roaming cat would have taken it off somewhere. I'm worried about my girls. Hope they are predator safe.