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So Scared!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by iluvsedward, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Crowing

    Jan 19, 2010
    Calvert County MD
    I just forgot to put my hens away so i walked out to my hutch, and made a noise to see if they were there and i wasnt to late, i here my hens cluck in response but i also here some noise on the ground so i think its one of my hens right? uh, no. it was little and fury and ran to the corner and i touched cuz i thought it was my hen no i was rong, i did not have a flashlight with me so i ran like fire to my house ran around the house looking for a flashlight and cant find one so i run to my shed, and get a drill with a light on it. so i run like fire back to the hutch and the 'thing' is gone and my hens are safe. WHAT A CLOSE CALL!!!!!!!!! then I run to my computer saying i got a new topic for BYC!!!!!! [​IMG]

  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Count your fingers. If they're all there, it probably wasn't a wolverine! [​IMG]
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Geez, I'm scared just reading about it. Maybe it was just some harmless little furry thing - because the hens weren't acting scared, and it didn't bite or growl at you.
  4. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Crowing

    Jan 19, 2010
    Calvert County MD
    well, my hens arnt very bright, and it was dark, and my guesses are, a possum or the motherles baby racoon ive seen wondering aroud during the day
  5. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Crowing

    Jan 19, 2010
    Calvert County MD
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    A few weeks ago a man in a nearby town (Casa Grande) walked out in his yard out after dark (no lights) and heard the water hose hissing. He reached down to turn it off, without looking at what he was doing, and was badly bitten by a rattler! He nearly died.
  7. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    Quote:ok so where I live we have no rattle snakes, but we have plenty of other things, and this is exactly why I make sure my girls are in before the sun is completely down, even if I have to fight with them to go in...lol...I also take a dog or two with me and they kinda patrol the outside of the run, well really they are just marking their territory but it sounds better if I say they are patrolling lol...

    If that would have been me touching something other than a hen I would be petrified too!!

  8. duck walk

    duck walk Songster

    Jun 13, 2009
    white springs, fl
    holy moly...I have killed Eastern Diamondbacks and Timber Rattlers on my place...they kind of make the hair stand up on the back of my neck...and I am not a ninny...I picked up and threw an 80lb Dog out of a kennel run one day as it was preparing to "play" with a Diamondback...then I was laying over the top of the dog house making little snakes with a hoe...that was creepy and I could not let that one go...we were in a drought and the snakes were moving in hunting for water...my dogs were in danger of being bitten...scary stuff...
  9. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Songster

    Dec 14, 2009
    We often go out to the coop to close up just after dark, and enter the run by a side door. My dogs usually go out with me, and in particular, Harley, my big, male Golden, stands at the door of the run, facing outward, guarding me. He was not taught to do this, he just is a good guardian for me (probably not so much for my birds though [​IMG] )
  10. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Reading all these posts gave me goosebumps!!!

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