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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Blue Sky, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Nov 15, 2015
    Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Loving the herd life

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    Ok. Not prank, fork garden rake etc. I found no scat or tracks. Dogs have been agitated in general but haven't reacted to the spot. No odors or hair. Could my pyr have done this? I hope so as we had a lion briefly this spring. Quarter on the left for scale.
     
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  2. Nov 15, 2015
    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer True BYH Addict

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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    That is wild looking. I sure hope it is done by your dog.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2015
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother True BYH Addict

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    Almost looks too symmetrical to be of animal origin...but I really don't have a clue. Would be awesome to find out what really did it!
     
  5. Nov 15, 2015
    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    My guess would be bear. These are from a black bear, I found this online. [​IMG]
     
  6. Nov 16, 2015
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother True BYH Addict

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    OMG! That does look like it... gulp!
     
  7. Nov 16, 2015
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    Sasquatch!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother True BYH Addict

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    :yuckyuck By golly - I think Bay is right!
     
  9. Nov 16, 2015
    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    I would prefer bear over mountain lion. Actually I would prefer none of them...

    We have both but my dogs and a hot wire have kept the herd safe. Lots of barking going on out there at night...love those dogs.
     
  10. Nov 16, 2015
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Moderator

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    I lean towards bear as well. Glad you have those LGDs and hot wire.