What attacks like this? Graphic pic

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by comerrick, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. comerrick

    comerrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the burbs and my back yard is fenced with a 6 ft privacy fence so that rules out dogs, so what did this?!!!!

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  2. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PM me your email address and I'll forward a "Poultry Predator Identification Guide" I downloaded from somewhere long ago.
     
  3. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like what the raccoons have been doing to my girls.
     
  4. comerrick

    comerrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never seen racoons here in this part of Kansas. EVER. Athough I have seen oppossums in the country, at night. This attack was somewhere between 10am and 5pm.
    I will pm you.
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  5. IloveTravis

    IloveTravis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so wierd that it only ate the head! if it was a wild animal, wouldn't it have eaten the whole thing, or dragged it off somewhere?
    Could a dog have attacked it, and run off with its head? That would seem the most logical [​IMG]
     
  6. comerrick

    comerrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way that it was a dog. Can't make it through the fence.
    If you look closely the breasts are gone and so is the back meat. And the intestines are pulled out but not eaten. So I think I am down to a cat or a hawk.
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  7. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is raccoon, too.
     
  8. comerrick

    comerrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I live in the great plains of Kansas, there are no woods here. And this was in the daytime, not the nighttime. So I don't think it could be a raccoon, but mayber I am wrong.
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  9. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    I just found out, it's not a good idea to eat while looking at your pictures.

    I'm sorry for your lose. I wish I coud help.
     
  10. IloveMyReds

    IloveMyReds Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Sorry about your loss! That is terrible. I agree with you, I say cat or hawk as well. Keep us posted if you see anything in your yard. Hope this does not happen to you again. All my best!:aww
     

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