Tracks by coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Pineywoods Peepers, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Anyone want to take a gander at these tracks and guess what they are? They were at the door of my coop. I noticed them yesterday morning when I went to open the popdoor and let the peepers out. I'm thinking they're probably bobcat tracks, but I may just be thinking that because my brother-in-law and sister-in-law (our next door neighbors) saw one in their yard last week.

    I looked all over the yard and around the pen to see if I saw any more tracks like this, but these three were the only ones I found. Not sure how it managed to get all the way to the coop door without leaving any other tracks.

  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    My first thoughts was bobcat also. Trap it with a#4 steel trap shoot it & mount it . Heres one I trapped at Lake Houston.[​IMG]
  3. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    A friend of my brother's is supposed to come out in the morning and set out some traps for the bobcat and coyotes. Hope they catch em all! [​IMG]

    Nice mount btw. Don't think I'll spend the dough on a mount because I need it for chicken food and another coop! [​IMG]
  4. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Songster

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    They dont look like bobcay tracks to me the toes are too long an the pad dont look like a bobcat. But hard for me to see from the pic.

  5. Caincando1

    Caincando1 In the Brooder

    Oct 16, 2009
    Dodge Center MN
    Those look like good old racoon tracks to me. You can see the elongated toes in second picture. The soft sand makes the tracks look begger than their feet really are. If that was a bobcat the tracks would be MUCH bigger.
  6. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    I'm certainly no expert, but I think they belong to a raccoon.

    ETA: Whatever it is has a thumb.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2010
  7. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Songster

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    I agree with last two posts. I could tell it was no cat track. But again i am tring to look at it from a phone.
  8. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    I believe it's a coon track as well.
  9. chickendude

    chickendude Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Dutchess County NY
    I think they are opossum tracks.
  10. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx

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