What is this?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Fussy8, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Fussy8

    Fussy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very confused!! So about 2 weeks ago I hung an apple by a thin parachute rope and i came out the next day and it was pulled out of the outside run and the apple was GONE!! I looked for tracks and all I saw was our outside cats paw prints but we have had him for a year and our chickens put him in his place when he got to close now he is afraid of them so it can't be the cat. Well this morning I stepped outside to feed our cat and his bowl was like 6 feet away from it's normal spot. I thought nothing of it and went to school. When i got back our cat was raggedy looking and had fur pulled from his body and he was very jumpy. And ever sense the apple problem my poor chickens are afraid of anything that walks by the cage and they run inside the coop!! WHAT IS THIS THING!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. rpchris

    rpchris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raccoon?
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    get a live trap!!! raccoon or worse:(
     
  4. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    My guess Raccoon as well.... Trap as suggested.
     
  5. Buiscuit

    Buiscuit Out Of The Brooder

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    it was a racoon for sure same thing happen to my cats food.
     
  6. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a racoon! Don't feed your cat outside.
     

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