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StoneCrusher
10-13-2012, 02:28 PM
Once again, pay no attention to date and time. All 3 of my Moultrie trail cames have failed the display, so I can't change any of the settings.
I put my second trail cam right behind my chicken coop. Looks like I have a couple Coyotes and there appears to be 3 different Bobcats. In one of the pictures, you can see a bobcat with one of my chickens in his mouth (my 3rd posting down). Strange that the deer have not moved out of here with all the coyotes and bobcats lately.


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Dive4Blood
10-13-2012, 02:33 PM
Nice pics, wish we had a season for them in CT. I had to go to Maine for mine.

StoneCrusher
10-13-2012, 02:33 PM
7716771577147713Here are some more bobcats over the past couple days.

StoneCrusher
10-13-2012, 02:35 PM
772177207719771877177722I hope these guys find some new land, the wife is nervous to have things running around our yard mid-day with aour 3 little kids playing outside.

spike_horn
10-13-2012, 02:37 PM
I've about had my fill of these protected predators as I'm sure you have also ...

StoneCrusher
10-13-2012, 02:39 PM
sure have. they are killing all my free-range chickens. We see them regularly at another chicken farm up the street. I think that they have moved down to my house now.

MCM
10-13-2012, 03:48 PM
Some good pic's. I think you answered your own question, they have
a food source with no threats, you will probably have them for a while.

Horizontal Hunter
10-13-2012, 04:35 PM
It would appear that they like your chickens. Hopefully that can't get at them.

Bob

captmike69
10-13-2012, 05:49 PM
wow man sucks they are eatting your birds but those are some cool pics

flatlander
10-13-2012, 06:33 PM
Can you kill them to protect your chickens ?

StoneCrusher
10-13-2012, 06:54 PM
nope. Can't kill them here in CT. I would like to have the state have an open season on them during deer season like lots of other states. I think you can kill them in many states. I know you can kill them in Maine and Florida.

MTN_Infantry
10-15-2012, 01:41 AM
I'm surprised you can't kill an animal if you observe it in the act of killing your farm animals or pets. Most states allow you to kill a dog attacking your livestock I would assume it would be the same for a wild animal but that is me. You might be able to get DEEP to use a humane trap to capture and relocate them also. Just a few ideas to explore instead of relocating.

vanbowhunts
10-15-2012, 07:10 AM
That is crazy...but a lot of cool pics!

Lundrunner
10-15-2012, 07:57 AM
Give the wildlife division a call on this. It is killing your live stock, so there are provisions for that. Might take some doing, but what choice do you have. I do have a box trap big enough if you need one. DEEP # 860-424-3011 Let us know what they say.

Spotted Crow
10-15-2012, 12:21 PM
Ooops I thought it was a Deer! lol! I don't know if anyone noticed but the 3rd pic in the last strip, the Bob has a Chicken or something in his mouth lol! That should be grounds enough at least for relocation! ( Brian) ToomanyHobbies get over there and take care of that will ya heaahh!:p

StoneCrusher
10-15-2012, 06:15 PM
Ooops I thought it was a Deer! lol! I don't know if anyone noticed but the 3rd pic in the last strip, the Bob has a Chicken or something in his mouth lol! That should be grounds enough at least for relocation! ( Brian) ToomanyHobbies get over there and take care of that will ya heaahh!:p

That is one of our chickens. It is the reason I set the camera up. It was a little shocking to see that I captured a picture of "silver-Butt" being carried away by the bobcat.

I have 40+ pics of bobcats in a week, sometimes 2 cats at a time, and a 3rd cat that is much larger than the other two.

captmike69
10-15-2012, 09:03 PM
just scream, ITS COMING RIGHT FOR US and before you shoot and you can shoot it. it worked for the guys on south park!

MTN_Infantry
10-15-2012, 11:43 PM
Your allowed to shoot a domesticated dog in CT to protect your livestock, I feel like a wild animal would be the same if not less protected. Looks like you also need to drill a few yotes, Lebanon if full of them. Have you thought about trapping the yotes? They have to be getting a few of the birds

StoneCrusher
10-16-2012, 12:12 AM
yeah, I have thought about getting a trappers license but never took the time yet to see what is involved to get a licanse in CT.. i did trap in Maine for Beaver, and fishercats several years ago. caught lots! I think it would be good option for around here, and for now, I would be glad to let someone trap near my house if they want.

Ruckus
10-16-2012, 08:57 AM
Those cats are hitting you hard. I wonder if Econn would comment on if a nuisance trapper or DEEP wildlife could trap and relocate. I doubt they will ever leave you alone as long as you have free range chickens. Great pics though.

TooManyHobbies
10-19-2012, 02:12 PM
I've been a NWCO for almost 15 yrs. I've called many time for permits to trap coyote, fisher and fox that were killing chickens, cats, etc. DEEP's answer is: fence in your birds and keep your cats indoors. I haven't pulled a permit yet. The chance of getting a depredation permit for the cat(s) is slim and none.

StoneCrusher
10-19-2012, 06:24 PM
agreed. Keeping the chickens pen'ed up for a week or so. when the camera stop showing cats, I'll let the chickens back out.

JOEastofriver
09-11-2013, 05:22 PM
awesome pics, ive got chickens too. luckily i dont have bobcats....Actually i might trade a couple of em to have such a cool critter in my backyard.