Skunk?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lcountry, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. lcountry

    lcountry Out Of The Brooder

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    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. [​IMG] 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.
     
  2. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are probably right about the skunk. They catch and kill chickens, and since your dog had gotten sprayed its proof that they are around there. I would get a live trap as soon as possible and keep an eye out on your birds.
     

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