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Killer Bobcat in my back yard
Nickhead
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RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
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SlowLoris
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Post: #17
RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
Bobcats are not endangered, in fact they are plentiful. There is no "hunting season" for bobcats.

The goats are protected by an electric fence and a horse. I put up the electric fence after something killed two of my goats last year. The chicken run doesn't share a fence with the goats, I would have to buy another solar fence charger for the chicken fence. Maybe that should be put into the already pinched budget.

The chickens are free range during the day and inside a fenced yard/semi open shelter at night. (I live in Florida. They don't need a house to protect them from weather.) The bobcat jumps the 5 ft fence.

I have ordered a snare. Next I have to figure out a good place to set it up.

I have never done anything like this before but if things go south it may be a good skill to have.

Watch for the you tube video of Trapper Granny. (Just kidding)

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Geogal
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Post: #18
RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
vintagevixen  Wrote: (01-27-2011 02:34 AM)
The thing is, aren't bobcats endangered? Gators aren't. Maybe animal control will be more responsive if that is the case. Perhaps a local wildlife rescue center could help also. Please try that first.

vv

any American bobcat is not on the endangered list, only 1 is, the Mexican bobcat. Gators aren't endangered but "protected"
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Geogal
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RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
Just2Laws  Wrote: (01-27-2011 04:23 PM)
Bobcats are not endangered, in fact they are plentiful. There is no "hunting season" for bobcats.

The goats are protected by an electric fence and a horse. I put up the electric fence after something killed two of my goats last year. The chicken run doesn't share a fence with the goats, I would have to buy another solar fence charger for the chicken fence. Maybe that should be put into the already pinched budget.

The chickens are free range during the day and inside a fenced yard/semi open shelter at night. (I live in Florida. They don't need a house to protect them from weather.) The bobcat jumps the 5 ft fence.

I have ordered a snare. Next I have to figure out a good place to set it up.

I have never done anything like this before but if things go south it may be a good skill to have.

Watch for the you tube video of Trapper Granny. (Just kidding)

We used to keep our chickens and ducks, etc, in a full wire cage at night. both top and bottom were covered in wire as we had critters that could not only climb or jump the fence but also dig under.
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Post: #20
RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
Rob Goldthwaite  Wrote: (01-27-2011 01:49 AM)
Thinking ahead, if you ever get cougar troubles, bait the snare with cheap liquor and cigarettes.

Jptdknpa

Seriously, I'd shoot it with buckshot. Maybe you can bait it with some raw chicken and wait so you don't have to sit on the roof all night. Perhaps it will smell it.

Barb wire the five foot?

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Post: #21
RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
Rob Goldthwaite  Wrote: (01-27-2011 01:49 AM)
Thinking ahead, if you ever get cougar troubles, bait the snare with cheap liquor and cigarettes.

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RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
Lately I have been thinking about the logistics of life after Srjceahd

Forget the zombie hordes, societal chaos and collapse. Just day to day struggles to survive would be horrendous. I live my life every day with the though of "what if." What if there was no grocery store, Home Depot, local hardware or feed store? Even though I can jump in the truck and head out for Home Depot for a nut and bolt I try to think of what I would do if I could not.

Last week we had a wind and rain storm from Hell. It blew my little greenhouse pissal end up and all my seedlings were in a jumbled up mess. I had carefully labeled all the seeds with the intent of determining which kinds I want to save for seeds for next year. It took half a day to sort through the mess to save what I could.

Now I have a killer bobcat stealing my chickens and ducks. What if I could not readily replace what is lost to weather and predation?

There is a lot more to disaster preps than a shelf full of MREs.

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Post: #23
RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
I used to make traps all the time on the reservation.
Now my sister and I (sepreately) moved out to central california.
She had racoons walking in her house through her 'special' cat door. It would come in and eat the cat's food.
I offered to make her a trap.
She called animal control, and they said, 'its illegal'
They would come and set the trap, for a fee, of course, $25, or so.
Then, they wouldn't even kill the animal, they'd just go to another part of town and let it go.
No proof that it would never come back.
My sister got rid of one big mamma by scarying the shit out of it.
The racoon came in, was practically sitting with us in the front room,
My sister took a wild frightening voice
GET OUT! She screamed, about three times.
The racoon got scared so bad,she vamoosed, and never came back,
Its sort of the power of positive thinking, or screaming.

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RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
roadtoad  Wrote: (01-27-2011 09:31 PM)
I used to make traps all the time on the reservation.
Now my sister and I (sepreately) moved out to central california.
She had racoons walking in her house through her 'special' cat door. It would come in and eat the cat's food.
I offered to make her a trap.
She called animal control, and they said, 'its illegal'
They would come and set the trap, for a fee, of course, $25, or so.
Then, they wouldn't even kill the animal, they'd just go to another part of town and let it go.
No proof that it would never come back.
My sister got rid of one big mamma by scarying the shit out of it.
The racoon came in, was practically sitting with us in the front room,
My sister took a wild frightening voice
GET OUT! She screamed, about three times.
The racoon got scared so bad,she vamoosed, and never came back,
Its sort of the power of positive thinking, or screaming.

good thing the critter didn't have rabies... it may not have been scared. I've had a coon big as a collie dog challenge me when I tried to scare it away...
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I was only about 9 at the time...
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Post: #25
RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
I used to have a coon scratch at the door for food. And it slept on the deck. That was in '90.

And when I was a kid, we had two coons as pets. Sis and Little Guy were their names.

I also had a pet squirrel names Nipper.
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Post: #26
RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
bloggermouth  Wrote: (01-27-2011 05:42 PM)
Rob Goldthwaite  Wrote: (01-27-2011 01:49 AM)
Thinking ahead, if you ever get cougar troubles, bait the snare with cheap liquor and cigarettes.

Jptdknpa
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Ashton Kutcher would work well also.
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RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
Just2Laws  Wrote: (01-27-2011 05:49 PM)
Lately I have been thinking about the logistics of life after Srjceahd

Forget the zombie hordes, societal chaos and collapse. Just day to day struggles to survive would be horrendous. I live my life every day with the though of "what if." What if there was no grocery store, Home Depot, local hardware or feed store? Even though I can jump in the truck and head out for Home Depot for a nut and bolt I try to think of what I would do if I could not.

Last week we had a wind and rain storm from Hell. It blew my little greenhouse pissal end up and all my seedlings were in a jumbled up mess. I had carefully labeled all the seeds with the intent of determining which kinds I want to save for seeds for next year. It took half a day to sort through the mess to save what I could.

Now I have a killer bobcat stealing my chickens and ducks. What if I could not readily replace what is lost to weather and predation?

There is a lot more to disaster preps than a shelf full of MREs.

So true. Whenever I drive through Kansas, I think of those families with a horde of kids camped out in a sod shanty trying to raise food and animals in all the wind and dust and I marvel that the country was ever settled at all.
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RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
entropy  Wrote: (01-27-2011 12:06 AM)
Wouldn't be just as easy to rig a trap and call animal control?

Yes, these animals may be on an endangered list. The poor animal was prolly starving.
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Post: #29
RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
redlicorice  Wrote: (01-28-2011 01:42 AM)
entropy  Wrote: (01-27-2011 12:06 AM)
Wouldn't be just as easy to rig a trap and call animal control?

Yes, these animals may be on an endangered list. The poor animal was prolly starving.

I repeat --- BOBCATS ARE NOT ENDANGERED

In the last month He or She has eaten 8 ducks and 7 chickens. Believe me it is not starving!!!!!

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Post: #30
RE: Killer Bobcat in my back yard
Just2Laws  Wrote: (01-28-2011 02:12 AM)
redlicorice  Wrote: (01-28-2011 01:42 AM)
entropy  Wrote: (01-27-2011 12:06 AM)
Wouldn't be just as easy to rig a trap and call animal control?

Yes, these animals may be on an endangered list. The poor animal was prolly starving.

I repeat --- BOBCATS ARE NOT ENDANGERED

In the last month He or She has eaten 8 ducks and 7 chickens. Believe me it is not starving!!!!!

Reinforced fencing for your fowl?
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