What animal is this

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Crystalchic, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    what kind of animal would break into my coop and take the head off of my rooster? We have had lots of skunks lately
    but i thought that skunks went for the body
    I shot a skunk a few nights ago trying to get into my silkie pen
    and got sprayed at point blank range
    the gas that it sprayed was blinding
    i did not smell a skunk last night so i dont think that is what it was
     
  2. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    skunks are known to do that, but other predators will too. there is no real cut and dry protocol for predators to follow, really. but i believe skunks and hawks and weasel type animals tend to favor the head. but thats not to say another predator would NOT eat the head first. for example, i usually go for the breast first, then the legs, and then the wing. but i know people who prefer the wing first. sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you dont kind of thing. was the rooster found near the edge of the pen where the head could have been grabbed from the outside?
     
  3. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    bert he was in the pen caged from top to sides
    if i have to stay up all night and kill skunks then so be it
    dang i hope that i never get sprayed again
    but it was surely worth it
     
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

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    Raccoon? They love to take off heads [​IMG]
     
  5. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    did you find how it got in?
     
  6. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    my ten year olf found it, i cant go and look or it will make me sick
    but the groundskeeper said that what ever did it was a strong
    the door was shoved in. the door is made of strong wood and has chicken wire and then steal cage that goes around the chicken wire
    and the weimerienrs next door are missing
    S.S.and S
    I am not happy, in fact I am really not happy
    The General/my rooster was my very first hatch and survived a bad dog attack a couple of months ago
    This isnt good
    cause I am not happy
    he better find his dogs before i do
     
  7. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    sorry about The General. i know you love that roo.
     
  8. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    om sorry that yesterday wasnt friday
     
  9. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    spelling is terrible today
     
  10. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
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    Quote:me too. i swear i thought today was saturday and now i'm all befuddled.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009

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