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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Inyo Tim, Apr 6, 2020.
eagles are no joke for small pets up north as well.
Wait until a moonlit night and throw a bunch of pork chops in the yard. Then sit in an overlooking window with the lights off and a rifle and be ve-wy ve-wy quiet. Not only will you learn the identity of the perpetrator, but you'll have your revenge.
If I had to bet? Coyote. I know a person that heard a noise. They went on the back porch and a Coyote was literally dragging their small dog off in the brush. They grabbed a stick and gave Chase. They were able beat the Coyote off and the dog was slightly injured but ok.
Those are not owls. That’s the coyote hunt leader coordinating the kill. Listen to that guttural end of the call.
Let my dogs out in the morning a few weeks back and they were looking at something in the lawn and then back at me, just acting strangely. I went out and found this in the grass. A coyote had brought in a cat into my yard had dinner and then left.
Sad story, Inyo Tim. Any man that would regularly/purposely leave a Chihuahua out overnight, especially in a rural area, can only be one of two things regarding his pet Chihuahua: stupid or uncaring. Sometimes I think people like that just shouldn't have pets or children, but that's just me.
A Cowl. It's half Condor, half Owl.
Nice to read I’m not the only one who won’t let my dogs out at night without me and the appropriate accoutrements.
I hunt and hike the 400 acre property across the street. This past week I’ve been photographing bobcat and coyote tracks.
Last night was very weird, it seemed 2 separate coyote packs were hunting my area. Did someone kill an Alpha recently?
Burro patrol...they hate dogs.
Was there any evidence of The Acme Rocket Company? Empty crates? Any thing like that?
A few years back when I still lived in Alaska, one evening at dusk, a big owl swooped down on our Mini Dachshund. Fortunately for her our other dog (Lab/Dalmatian) spotted the owl coming down and hit it at the same time it hit the little one. She ended up with a two inch gash on the top of her back. The big guy got himself a feather.
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I’m not saying a coyote or bobcat can’t get over a 6’ fence. Unless nearly starving, I don’t see them wanting to jump a fence near a house, where people are. I also realize a CA coyote may be much more acclimated to working around people.
All night critters are out looking for food. With the fence there, I’d lean avian predators. A large owl makes the list, as does a hawk or eagle at 1st light. Yeah, not good to leave rover out alone.
A relative watch a bald eagle kill an adult turkey, twice. The eagle flew down & struck them in the head, dead turkey.
Put a trail cam up, and the mystery will be solved quickly.
I'm going with a Owl, had them get a couple Chickens and a Guinea, the Owl left only feathers and the head.
A hungry coyote will scale a 6" fence. Quite a few pets are lost around here, especially towards the outskirts of town or near golf courses.
As I have stated elsewhere, I am a retired wildlife biologist. We were in the Carrizo Plain area of the Valley doing night (spotlight) surveys for kit foxes. We spotted one and the light operator said "what's that?". It was a great horned owl swooping down on the fox=the light scared it off.
Dogs (including coyotes) are cannibalistic and many can easily scale a 6' fence.
I'm going with Foghorn Leghorn...
Sounds like a good time. I offered this service to my in laws when a coyote was lurking around their property as they have two, fake news sized dogs. Sadly they declined.
We have Chi pup, was runt of litter, about 2 1/2#.
We take her out and stay with her, for sure at night, and most of the time in daylight. A lot of woods out back, Owls are my most concern, have Bright Led Flashlight, and S&W 66 3" with Snake Shot. Should be enough to make Owl leave the area.
Well first two SS, the rest a little heavier.
Perhaps if he gripped it by the husk.