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Visitors in outer run with snow prints - need help identifying

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bobbieschicks, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    These pics aren't very clear - but something/someone has been visiting our coop in the evening or morning hours. I noticed fresh prints after the snow but couldn't take pics until today. We lost a 12 week old Silky chick the other week and I suspect one of the visitors took her. Most of the prints were around the two flock blocks I have in the unsecured run.

    Near Flock block #1

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    Near Flock Block #2 on opposite side of run
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    Near the back side of the coop in the unsecured run
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  2. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure, but it looks a little bit like a raccoon. I'll have my husband take a look when he gets home. He'll probably know.
     
  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Thank you. I have seen a raccoon walk through our yard towards the woods one early morning about a year ago. I thought it was long gone.
     
  4. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband's a hunter and is real good about identifying tracks but couldn't tell
    from your pictures what it was. Do you have a game camera? We use one all the time. It's a outside camera that
    takes a picture when it senses movement. Works great. Some can be a little pricey but you'll know what's in your backyard. Good luck.
     
  5. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Thank you for trying. I'll look at the cost of getting a game camera. Whatever it was it didn't come back last night. We had fresh snow and the only tracks were from birds and squirrel.
     

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