Weasel story from attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by princessthelmared, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. princessthelmared

    princessthelmared Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I'd post this to see if anyone has ever had this experience with a weasel.

    When I heard my chickens squacking I ran up to my barn. I went around back to see the weasel running back and forth under my barn trying to get into the coop. I opened the coop door and there was my Thelma dead and my other Princess laying there barely moving. I squished through the little door and grabbed my remaining chicken, Red. While grabbing Red the weasel was still trying to get in the fencing. I kicked at it several times and it kept coming back right at me. I took my 2 chickens and ran them down into my house.

    I called my neighbor to come and shoot the weasel. He showed up with a pellet gun. The weasel was feasting on my chicken and he was able to get a clear shot and hit it. It made a sound and took off.

    My boyfriend got home from work and we went up to the barn through out the night. Finally, he saw it and shot it point blank in the face, right under its nose. It fell and he shot it again 4x and still managed to take off.

    We figured it just died sometime in the night and we looked all day for its body.

    My boyfriend lives in a cabin up the street from me. He took Princess home with him to care and doctor her up.

    He went to go check on her and as he was pulling into his driveway he saw the weasel. When he got out of his truck it came running up to him so he stepped on it to stop it. As soon as he lifted his foot off of it, it tried to attack him. He kicked it and sent it flying, it again came back, he kicked it again. Finally, after the 3rd attempt of attacking him he grabbed a shovel and had to kill it.

    He said it was definately the same weasel because it was walking all crippled.

    I really believe that if my BF hadnt gone home that darn weasel would of made its way into the cabin and finished off Princess.

    Sorry this is so long..Now I'll be having nighmares over a crazy weasel. If I hadnt seen it myself, I wouldn't ever believe it.
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    WOW!! I would take that carcass to a vet, or call animal controll..to make sure it doesnt have rabies!! Thats scarey! I didn't think they would attack like that. YIKES!! IF it does have rabies....there might be a bigger problem with your hen. I would make sure you wash VERY WELL after handling her...the saliva would be where the infection is, and you could pass it to other animals in your family. NOW I am going to have dreams of scarey, huge, attacking WEASELS! [​IMG] LOL PLEASE be carefull with that dead animal...and have it tested soon!
     
  3. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For sure rule out rabies !!!! That sounds abnormal.
     
  4. princessthelmared

    princessthelmared Out Of The Brooder

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    After he killed it with the shovel he chucked it into the woods where it landed about 30 ft up on a birch tree above a swamp. I'm going to call fish and game and our Dr's atleast to inform them.

    Normally we really don't like to kill anything, but I have to say that this is one freaky little animal I was happy to see gone.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Weasals are realy nasty any way so hopefuly its not rabid. I was Atacked by a mink once.

    Henry
     
  6. princessthelmared

    princessthelmared Out Of The Brooder

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    That makes me feel better knowing it can be the nature of them.
     
  7. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd get it tested, that is not normal behaviour for any wild animal. Yeah, they can be mean and attack, but to seek you out to attack is just freaky.
     
  8. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    man thats what the text books would describe as the behaviour of a rabid animal...get that carcass checked ASAP!!
     
  9. princessthelmared

    princessthelmared Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, but I've heard from others that they can be aggressive, but I will check into it.
     
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Not usually to people though...I'd call Animal control
     

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