what predator did this?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ericz, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. ericz

    ericz Out Of The Brooder

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    howdy,

    i went out to let the A-frame's ramp down this morning and found that something had dug under the coop, most likely to get the table scraps i put in there yesterday, which included meat. thank goodness i did not forget to pull the ramp up last night... sometimes i do forget.

    i moved the coop before i took these pictures. can anybody tell me what this looks like? we have foxes, possums, raccoons and skunks around here.

    i'll never put meat in there again... also i am building a bigger and beefier coop, and this incident has taught me a lesson to leave a 12" skirt outward along the ground all the way around the run.

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Possibly a dog? My dog would dig to get food.. [​IMG] I'm not sure though. Thank God it didn't get your girls!
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks too small for racoon so I'd sooner think it was a skunk. They are excellent diggers and scraps foragers.
     
  4. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fox are very good diggers. Looks like the holes I used to find by my duck pen.
     

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