what is this on my game-cam?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dinahmoe, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    we have a spring that pops up on our property and right now it is the only source for water around so i decided to put up the camera.
    i know we have armadillo,skunks,raccoons,possums,fox and coyotes.i have never seen a bobcat on our property but i am sure they are around.

    this is our resident red fox so i know what it looks like on the photos-just for comparison)
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    these are crows in the same area as the unknown animal for size comparison.
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    this is the animal in question-i hope it is a big house cat.its tail just isn't right for the fox.
    the color is not right for most domestic cats either,darker on top and light underneath,and the black tipped tail.
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  2. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fox and crows , i get them all the time too

    the one in question is a fox as well
     
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  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not an outdoorsman but it looks like a cougar or large cat, not a housecat. Keep those chickens safe.
     
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  4. jmmre31

    jmmre31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a cat.
     
  5. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Quote:i know what the first 2 pics are but what about the rest.do you think they are a fox?
     
  6. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x 2 sorry...good luck!
     
  7. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but looks like a fox to me. Good luck. Keep your babies safe
     
  8. EMaker

    EMaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh...the only thing throwing me is the tail; the tail isn't fox-like (not even if the fox had mange, which is common among fox). It actually appears somewhat feline, although it is not a bobcat. Almost looks like a juvenile mountain lion...not likely in your area, right?
     
  9. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    the tail and the body length look like a cougar to me. Also in the last picture the angle of the hind legs. Keep thoes pictures coming for a better ID. Do you have cougar in your area?
     
  10. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Quote:well we are not supposed to have cougars(ya never know) and it has a tail for a bobcat.

    the chickens are very secure thats why i still let the fox hang out.(covered run,chain link fence , Livestock dog and 2 blue heelers)we have 70 acres and he can live as long as he doesn't come too close to the dogs or chickens.
     
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