Suprise it's a Bobcat...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cmom, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    A couple of mornings ago I went out to my Pheasant coop to check on my younger pheasants. When I walked into their pen I found 4 dead and 2 more missing. The others were running around the fence line crazily. I found 2 spots where something had dug under their fence. I really didn't think there was any problems as their coop is next to our house. My husband put some traps out and nothing the next night so we decided to leave the traps out for another night and when we got up this morning there was a large Bobcat in a trap. I was so surprised as from the size of the hole under the fence I suspected a fox. I have an electric fence around my chicken runs but I thought since this coop was next to the house it would be ok. NOT!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry about your losses. What a surprise! You caught your culprit.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Murphy's Law. Glad you caught it. You gonna mount it? I trapped this one & he now lives inside my house.[​IMG]
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Wow, Aleida, you have bobcats down there?
     
  5. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are you gonna kill it?
     
  6. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

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    YUP, the only good bobcat is a stuffed bobcat.

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  7. Americana

    Americana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG! Glad you got the Sucker![​IMG]
     
  8. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you turned it into an indoor kitty?! That's great!
     

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