Something killed it

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  1. JayinCT

    JayinCT Well-Known Member

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    I found something odd this morning. Something killed a rat out by the rabbit house last night. The only thing left was the head, and guts. Nothing else. What ever it was ate it right up. I have seen coons eat the heads, and leave the body, but can't say I remember what it would be that would eat the body and leave the head, and innerds. Innerds aren't strewn all around either. Nice neat pile, just like what was holding them together just disapeared.
     
  2. Jan Doling

    Jan Doling Well-Known Member

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    I've had chickens eaten and whatever it was left nothing but the foot. It also ate our bunny and only left its tail. It tore apart wire cages like they were made of paper.
     

  3. Paranoid

    Paranoid Homebrewed Happiness

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    Chupacabra.


    Or a young boy with a new knife practicing his field-dressing?
     
  4. Kazahleenah

    Kazahleenah Disgruntled citizen

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    a cat will do that also.
    leave the guts and head like that.

    Kaza
     
  5. turtlehead

    turtlehead Well-Known Member

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    I had a cat that would catch and eat mice and leave the head as a trophy/gift.

    Maybe a cat? :shrug:
     
  6. michiganfarmer

    michiganfarmer Max Supporter

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    we had a calico that ate all but one of her kittens out of every batch for 10 years. she was one of the best mousers I ever seen though. come to think of it, all the best mousers we ever had on the dairy farm were calico
     
  7. RandB

    RandB Well-Known Member

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    If you find out what is killing rats, catch one and send it to us !
     
  8. mom2girls

    mom2girls mom2girls

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    i found a pile of mouse noses under my deck once :sing: maybe twenty of them.
     
  9. donsgal

    donsgal Nohoa Homestead

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    Maybe it was a contest and he was hoping to win....by a nose....


    ouch.

    donsgal
     
  10. donsgal

    donsgal Nohoa Homestead

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    I know what you do late at night (wink).

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  11. Paranoid

    Paranoid Homebrewed Happiness

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    wow, wierd place, deffinately tinfoil hat necessary for viewing though i am guessing. :D
     
  12. Shepherd

    Shepherd Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what our cats do with mice.
     
  13. Rachel K.

    Rachel K. Well-Known Member

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    I found a Rat tail in the garage once. My Cat ate everything but the tail. lol
     
  14. albionjessica

    albionjessica Hiccoughs after eating

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    Chupacabra... *giggles quietly*

    We had a mouse problem when we lived up in Alaska. They were always getting into the chicken feed, gorging, then dying and stinking up the feed. We solved it by putting the feed bin in the coop. Every now and then we found little mouse pieces, a paw here and a tail there. The chickens tore those mice up like it was nobody's business. Do you have any loose, hungry chickens?