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ColoradoPip

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May 3, 2015
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Did not go near my coop or uncovered run. Was on the rabbit trails. Not a print near the coop. No nails visible in any print.









I am betting it's this guy, or girl...


It's not interested in chickens yet, had my girls outside of protection last time I saw it and it went right on by them.

The tracks were laid between bedtime and morning.

Good timing for this to arrive
 

glassdragonfly

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Foxes are crazy! We had one around for years,walk through the yard with chickens all around,never took one. He got hit by a car and now we have a major pain of a fox! Will try to get one with 3 dogs in the yard and me standing just feet from the chicken! Bold as brass! I swear he knows when I don't have the gun.:rant
 

svh

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Foxes are crazy! We had one around for years,walk through the yard with chickens all around,never took one. He got hit by a car and now we have a major pain of a fox! Will try to get one with 3 dogs in the yard and me standing just feet from the chicken! Bold as brass! I swear he knows when I don't have the gun.:rant
That's no fox ! Bobcat tracks usually have no claw, or nail marks in track.

From the size of the prints, that's a pretty big kitty ! Good luck in keeping it away from the flock.
 

Howard E

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Tracks looked just like what my barn cats leave behind in the snow.......but when you add the tape for scale, that's a bit bigger than any barn cat!

What is the plan for setting up the E-fence and fencer?
 

ColoradoPip

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May 3, 2015
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Tracks looked just like what my barn cats leave behind in the snow.......but when you add the tape for scale, that's a bit bigger than any barn cat!

What is the plan for setting up the E-fence and fencer?
Haha I know! Almost 3.5"!!

As of today the plan is 4 wires running the perimeter. 6", 10", and 2 wires offset at the top one of which is grounded.

The netting is for managing the chickens inside the perimeter. It's also a 2nd electrified ground predator barrier should they breach the perimeter.

Additional note: the vinyl 3 rail fence in the pictures is not mine. I followed the cat to the neighbor's place to get pics and videos.
 
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hayley3

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I'm following with interest. I have not started my fence yet.
My first thought was cat print and then realized it was not your typical cat. :eek:
I'm so glad I don't have to deal with bobcats. I am not near any woods for the first time but they say we have coyotes.
 
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