Very Sad, Bobcat got Baby Fern!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by rebbetzin, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    One of the baby goats got killed yesterday by a bobcat!! Today one of the "goat ladies" (there are four of us) put up a very strong portable corral in the goat pen. So, now we will put them in that at night, since the bobcat comes at dawn to do his/her hunting.

    The owner of the goats is visiting a friend in New Mexico, she took the older goats with her. Leaving the four youngest goats that would only need to be fed and watered once a day. This is the first time in three years that a preditor has come around. Probably since the adult goats were gone, the babies were easy to get.

    It is very sad, that Fern was killed, she was such a friendly little thing!

    Funny, Maggie( the one building the new pen) said Sunday she was awakened with the feeling something was wrong at the goat pen, threw on dirty clothes, just got in the car and took off... When she got there, the kids were by the gate not making a sound, which was very strange, usually when they hear anyone pull up they start calling to us. Then, she noticed one is missing, when she went around the corner of the milking shed, there was a Bobcat on top of Fern, she was just barely alive, and died in Maggie's arms. Oh so sad.!!

    Here was my last photo of Fern. Giving my friend's grandson a hug!!

    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  2. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2011
    Gaylord, MI
    Poor little lady!
    Sorry for your loss...she's very cute. <3
  3. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    How sad.
  4. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    [​IMG] Aww so heartbreaking

    [​IMG] rebbetzin to you and yours
  5. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Maggie just sent me her last photo of Fernie...
    Peeking out of the gate to the milking shed.

  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    That is so sad.

  7. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    I remember sweet lil Fern from another post. How terribly sad and what a tragedy. [​IMG]

    I'm glad the others were ok. Bobcats around here will take down a grown goat(s) without any issues. They're no match for even a small stray dog and certainly not for bobcats. Been there and my heart goes out to you for such a loss. [​IMG]
  8. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    I am so sorry for your loss of Fern. [​IMG]
    Feel better, [​IMG]
  9. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm so sorry to hear about the goat. They definitely grab at the heart and it is very hard to lose them. Never in a million years did we think a predator would mess with our two HUGE nubian whethers, but about 3 years ago a bear killed both of them. Hopefully you are able to keep the bobcat from injuring or *gulp* killing anymore!
  10. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Quote:Well, we think we have the "Fort Knox" of goat pens now to put them in at night. I will post a photo later. It isn't pretty, but it will keep the preditors out for sure.

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