What got them (kittens)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by NewHopePoultry, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    This just isnt a good week for stray animals here.
    I found 1 kitten a home the other day, so he is safe,but the other 3 were killed last night.
    I fonud them this morning and sadly to sat, it was a painful death. I've never seen kittens killed like this before.
    What ever got them tore open their stomaches ate their insides.

    I'm pretty sure it wasnt a tom cat since they usualy go for the neck.

    I dug a big grave next to the stray dog I had to bury.
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    That is just so sad.

    JJ
     
  3. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am glad you found the one kitten a home. So sad to hear the other 3 were killed, just terrible. I am glad you buried them. Thanks.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    *hugs* boy i'd be bawling all week long for something like that.....i think an opposum may do that? I dont KNOW this for fact...but i swear someone said they enjoy guts. I was thinking a dog until I read the eating of the stomach contents, most dogs would either jsut kill and leave, or kill and eat pretty much the whole thing (that i know from experience).

    I agree a tom would just bite the neck in most cases, and if it was a starving tom, he'd probably start at the butt to eat not the gut i'd think.
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    My dog Hope is pretty god at chasing off other dogs, so I dont think a dog did it.
    PLus they were undernether the house, so it had to be something smaller.
    I was thinking either raccoon or possum, maybe even skunk.

    I cried for awhile, not beouse they were dead but becouse of how they died, I know everything dies,but I hate it when something suffers.

    Thanks everyone
     
  6. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
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    We had this happen once too when I was growing up, my parents always thought it was a tomcat. It was pretty awful. Maybe it was something else. Do you think a raccoon would have hurt kittens or some sort of weasel?
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:weasels and minks normally go for the throat first...but my good friend right down the road had a horrible tiem with minks last spring, the mink would rip out most of the rabbits throats and leave them...others he'd rip out their throats and them disembowel them (knew it was a mink because it was finnally caught).
     
  8. animalgirl2010

    animalgirl2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry to hear that.[​IMG] We have been having problems around where we are from but with a different kind of predator. Apparently some sicko thinks it is fun to hurt the animals a town a little ways away from here someone actually mutilated 2 of the families cat. Then in another town someone actually set a kitten on fire. :mad: I dont know how anyone could do anything like that.
     
  9. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Most anything could do that. Possums, raccoons, foxes... most animals eat the softer parts first and that means tearing the stomach open. I've seen lots of dead rabbits like that. However it doesn't mean that's how they were killed. A broken neck or other quick death was still possible. That's how my dog often gets rabbits but most dogs won't eat their kill like she does. They just kill for sport and leave them. Another cat definitely wouldn't start eating them and you'd see scratches and puncture wounds.
     
  10. Florida chick

    Florida chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2008
    Skunks and Possem will do that. Why weren't they safe inside at such a young age? Or in a large cage? [​IMG]
     

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