Smugness and overconfidence

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by harveyhorses, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was so proud of my chicken run, fence buried, top covered electric fence, I really thought I had it covered. Mr. LePu has dug a serious tunnel, it starts about 5 feet out and must go down a few feet. into about two fet inside the run. Girls are shut in the coop safe and sound. I almost stepped on the bugger. It is happily wandering around, eating chicky kibble, drinking their water.
    I guess I learned. you can never be too safe. It does not look big enough to do a big chicken much harm, but first light I am filling that tunnel in, and then try to figure out how to prevent any more....
    Very pretty for a vermin. Never acted threatened, TG.

    Off to find a sedative....
     
  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow...that was a close call! [​IMG]
     
  3. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH MY! What a shock that would have been. Glad everyone is safe! (and not stinky) [​IMG]
     
  4. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I know how you feel - I had just defeated a major predator problem, and thought all was well. Then a giant tree crushed my coop, and some of the chickens. [​IMG]

    You just pay your money and take your chances in this world!
     
  5. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    harveyhorses, now that Mr. LaPew knows the way in he will be back. Set some live traps and give him a dose a lead.
     
  6. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the plan. I can't believe the size of the tunnel, not big around, but long and deep. and comes up right behind the center post of my coop so you can't see it unless you crawl under.
     

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