wild cats.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by NarutoTn, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. NarutoTn

    NarutoTn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anybody has any problem with wild cats here on byc?
     
  2. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had problems with domestic cats and a wildcat that lives locally, but I don't know the name in English. We also have huge black panthers, but some don't believe it. Pssss!! Its true [​IMG]
     
  3. NarutoTn

    NarutoTn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well im afraid that a certin 3 ft long grey cat will be back this spring.
     
  4. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the cat I saw comes here again, I just hope all he takes is a chicken. I'm sure it could seriously injure me.....maybe kill me......my kids would be easy. Thats why I want my whole yard done up like my coop.
     
  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Quote:We had a very large black cat around the farm I grew up on. I knew what I was looking at- But Ive always been afraid to call it a panther as no-one wanted to believe it- until they had seen it too.

    My Mom told me a few years ago that a decomposing body of a large feline was found in the hills. It was sent to a zoo for tests- but no report was ever released.

    I thought I was safe in the suburbs- But still lost a duck to a stray feral cat.
     
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have eastern cougars, bobcat, lynx (rare) and we support a colony of ferals. The ferals are a true gift, we have no rodents. But we keep them separated from the hens. The place is so predator-rich that we are set up to protect...[​IMG]
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    We have bobcats, cougars, & black panthers. I'm glad I have 7 dogs! They will keep the varmits away!
     
  8. kawonu

    kawonu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had a very large feral cat that killed 8 of our laying hens and two call ducks a few months ago. Finally trapped him and he got a free ride with Animal Control.
     
  9. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Certain parts of the US are reported to have Jaguar, which are gold & black, but sometimes all black. Mountain lions can occasionally be found in black, but it is rare. A lesser known fact is the exotic pet industry produces large amounts of leopards, jaguar, lions, tigers. A lot of these cats are released or escape the often inadequate housing these stupid people keep them in. I myself have seem a medium/small sized black panther. It was a bit bigger than a bobcat but black with a long thick tail like you see on cats like leopards. The good news is that most of these "panthers" don't survive long in the wild (they don't know how to hunt) and are so shy that they seldom cause problems for humans.
     

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