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UPDATE post 37 Not the kitty CATS you want to see in your yard GRAPHIC

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by HorseFeatherz NV, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    We have 11 acres as some of you know. Our property is fully fenced – with 2x4 woven 4foot tall fence. Every morning we walk the entire property with the dogs.

    This morning when we were almost at the nw corner of the property, TWO, yes two Mountain Lion “cubs” came busting out from the sage brush. Our dogs immediately give chase which results in two humans running, screaming at the dogs.

    Cats run into the fence and bounce off. Dogs and cats face off.

    I do not like to kill, just to kill – but I will protect what is mine.

    Horses, geese, ducks, chickens and dogs are all “fine” – some battle wounds but fine compared to the cats. Yes, that is me and my 22 [​IMG]

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  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Nice shot [​IMG] too bad you had to shoot them though. Don't get me wrong, I understand why you did, they are just beautiful animals. Glad to hear that your livestock and pets are all OK though! [​IMG]
     
  3. glassparman

    glassparman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have lost several hens to a local bobcat. I do what I can to save the lives of cats and chickens but if it came down to it . . . I would not hesitate to "take out" ANYTHING that is after my animals.

    Michael
     
  4. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am glad everyone is ok. But it is sad they were beautiful. But I also would do what I had to to protect all my babies.
     
  5. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tan That Hide!!!
     
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Well, I cried before and just after the shots. I really did not want to kill them either, but the thought of them coming back and making off with our old blind blue heeler or any of the fowl [​IMG] Then there are our own horses and a mini that lives behind us.
     
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  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    They look skinny. I'm sure they'd have been back.

    Feel sad for them, but glad you were able to protect your own!
     
  8. dmiravalle

    dmiravalle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had one lurking lately, and normally they stay way far away from us with all the dogs! They must be having a rough winter...
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I teared up just looking at the dead cat.

    I so wish you could have trapped it. WHERE IS MAMA CAT?
     
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  10. Tap Dancing Chickie

    Tap Dancing Chickie Out Of The Brooder

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    Look at the size of those paws !! Given some time that would of made one big "chicken killin machine."
    Great job in protecting your pets and property
     
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