what did this?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by treeclimber233, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. treeclimber233

    treeclimber233 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have rabbits in cages with 1x2 inch wire on sides and top. Bottom wire is smaller holes. The cages are suspended from the barn rafters by chains in 10 foot sections. 5 cages in a section. This evening I found a second baby rabbit dead and eaten in the cage next to the cage he was supposed to be in. The head was removed and all the meat, intestines and bones were eaten. The only part left was the pelt and it was completely intact including the feet. Whatever ate the baby apparently did it thru the neck. The skull was still there with the skin completely removed. The other baby I found like this was in another cage about 2 weeks ago. This recent kill was a baby about 3 weeks old: too large to fit thru the wire himself and the cage he was in had a lock that requires a key to open with 2 adult rabbits in it. Any idea what might have done this???
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Based on the size of the wire, I'd say Rats or Weasels, since it sounds like it had to enter the cage
     

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