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So what did this??? graphic picture.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by babsbag, May 28, 2015.

  1. May 28, 2015
    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    My girlfriend's Alpine doe was attacked by a coyote/dog/raccoon/bear/cat/oppssum/???

    This is her underbelly and the only other thing torn up was a foreleg. No damage to udder or neck. She was loose on the property with her 3 month old kids, one kid has a scratch on its shoulder, other than that untouched.

    No puncture wounds so some say not a dog or coyote. Others say coyote. Some say a very aggressive raccoon. Any guesses?

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  2. May 28, 2015
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother True BYH Addict

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    Holy Cow! I have no idea, but that's nasty! Poor girl, I hope she recovers quickly!
     
  3. May 28, 2015
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother True BYH Addict

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    Do you have any big cats in the area? Cats usually go for the neck, but if it missed and grabbed a front leg and was raking the belly with it's claws.....??? I dunno.....
     
  4. May 28, 2015
    ragdollcatlady

    ragdollcatlady Loving the herd life

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    Those look like claw marks to me. Poor thing!

    My grandma in the Folsom area has had a mountain lion show up in her lower pasture....
     
  5. May 28, 2015
    OneFineAcre

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    I'm in the camp that doesn't think it was a coyote. Coyotes are smart. Would have gone after the kids.

    And a big cat would have gone for the neck.

    I don't know, but if a raccoon did that I would be concerned with rabies.
     
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  6. May 28, 2015
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother True BYH Addict

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    Good point about the rabies possibility, OFA... scary stuff!
     
  7. May 28, 2015
    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    Someone suggested coyote pups but IDK, it looks like scratch marks and not punctures. A friend that lost most of her goats to a dog attack doesn't think canine either.

    My friend said that this doe is the kind that would try and protect her young so maybe she reared up at the predator and exposed her belly and the animal lunged at her.

    We do have mountain lions and bobcats, but I wouldn't expect the mountain lion to lose.

    Praying that the does makes it through this and that her new LGD (one of my pups) grows up quickly.
     
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    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

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    Please mention to your friend the possibility of rabies exposure because she could be exposing herself
     
  9. May 28, 2015
    babsbag

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    I will do that and it is a horrifying thought; wish there was a test for it.
     
  10. May 29, 2015
    goat-heaven

    goat-heaven Chillin' with the herd

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    Do you have barb wire on the property? It looks like the fence tore her up I had a pony go through barb wire it wipe his stomach open in his chest looked like that it looks like slash marks