Yet another bobcat attack (Caution: GRAPHIC PICS

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by S n M Poultry, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    This time i built a roof so were he couldnt break it if he walked on it. Instead he went through a opening that was about 6"X6" and killed my whole flock of giant black cochins. So now i gotta go and tell all the people that wanted eggs that there no longer availible. And that gives S n M Poultry a bad rep....AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Anyways i thought there was only 1 cat and we shot the other one so now we gotta get this 1 tonight. SO the cat(s) have gotten 29+ birds and we only got 1 cat. This sucks. I wish there was no such thing as bobcats. I HATE THEM SO MUCH YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW. Heres some pics of the aftermath.
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    heres the pen they were in.
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    Heres a print i found on the wall. Did it climb the wall?
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    Here is the Roo, Well whats left of him. thats were his head was...[​IMG]
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    Last but not least the only bird that had its head and the only bird that was eaten.

    Sorry it was so long i had to vent
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2008
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Poor babies.... [​IMG] Hope you can get the cat before you get another attack.
     
  3. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Any suggestions on what i should do?
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    If you want to trap him, set a trap (like a live trap). Otherwise you're going to have to just wait for it to come back. Talk to Lacy_94, she was able to trap one that had attacked her animals.

    For your pens, I think it would be better if you'd put up some garden fencing or wire panels to reinforce the poultry wire you have. It will be more expensive, but it will keep your birds safer. Chain-link works too.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Poultry wire like you have there are only good at keeping chickens in. even if you bolted down every corner, a hungry cat or a determined dog will have no problem just busting right though that wire. the work there looks almost like what a coon would do but I don't know much about bobcats so don't know what their characteristic attacks are like. Hope you can get it fixed up.
     
  6. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please S n M, try live-trapping it and getting a wild animal rescue organization to pick it up. They might also be able to help you keep others from getting to your chickens. I understand your frustration, but it's just being a bobcat.
     
  7. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    I dont have a trap. So my only choice is to shoot it.
     
  8. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure its a bobcat.
    skunks are usually the ones that eat off the heads.
    i had a bobcat take all my g hens
    and a skunk broke in a little after that and ate all the heads of my baby chicks.
     
  9. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Im pretty sure ive seen them before. Did you see the print on the wall?
     
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm so so sorry for your losses. Can your Fish and Game folks give you any clues?
     

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