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What the heck did this? [Warning: Graphic photos]!

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Injuries, Diseases, and Cures' started by soarwitheagles, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Feb 13, 2018
    promiseacres

    promiseacres Herd Master

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    Ugh....so hoping it was 4 legged....

    :hugs Not much Scarier than human. :somad
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2018
    soarwitheagles

    soarwitheagles Loving the herd life

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    Nice idea greybeard...if you live in TX! Unfortunately, I am in the land of CA Insanity...stripped of our God given rights.

    If I were caught with a silencer, I would forfeit for life my California teaching credential and I would also go to jail for a very, very, long time. So a silencer is a no go for me. With all the advancements in PCP air rifles, we can put down large wild life with .30-.50 cal now and the suppressors are legally allowed on the PCP air rifles. We may not get the same distance, but anything under 100 yards when shooting at rest I own completely.

    Spoke with the Sheriff. In our locale, they are really good people. They are coming over to our place right now. The deputy on the non-emergency line talked to me for quite some time. He knows this area well and he lost over 20 sheep in a week to coyotes in the past. I sent him the pics asking him to share his insights too. I have another sheriff friend who is a neighbor and who is now retired and raises sheep full time. He was kind of emphatic in stating no way it could be a human. He put in over 17 years as a homicide detective. He asked me one question: How could a human run and catch two lambs that can easily outrun a human in an open 15+ acre forest? That really got me to thinking...

    One sheriff recommended the ARLO PRO cameras. Never heard of them, but I will look at them tomorrow.

    I am contemplating selling off most of our sheep now. Very little rain this year, and fava beans are actually beginning to die! Worst of all, the back forest has very, very little forage and grass.

    Have a great day everyone!
     
  3. Feb 13, 2018
    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer Herd Master

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    What does he think it is?
     
  4. Feb 13, 2018
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses True BYH Addict

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    A tazer will take it down quickly, possibly an air gun. IF an animal did that beheading, they are carrying a clean up tote as well. IMO
     
  5. Feb 13, 2018
    babsbag

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    I think that @greybeard meant that the lamb was killed with a gun with a silencer, not that you were to use one. The lamb that wasn't missing a head, any signs of how it died? I saw that picture and immediately thought human. If you keep your sheep and need an LGD or two I am pretty sure I have pups due March 2. So sorry that you had to find this...stuff like this is one of my biggest fears.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2018
    soarwitheagles

    soarwitheagles Loving the herd life

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    He is convinced it is a pack of coyotes...

    But the officer that came over this evening is convinced it is a mountain lion...he says they lick up all the blood.

    Other people say it could be a weird cult. To be honest with you, not trying to offend anyone, but I do not believe that even for one second...

    Game trail cameras should put an end to all speculation. I should have them within a few more days and plan on installing them immediately. I hope to post pics of the predator soon!

    I have no clue what it is/was. I have been a city slicker for most of my life and rarely even had a pet.

    I am trusting that the game trail cameras will solve the mystery!
     
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  7. Feb 13, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I hope the game cams will solve the mystery. I love my dogs and wouldn't be without them. @babsbag made you a nice offer.....might want to look further into that. Nothing like dogs that you know their background on.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2018
    soarwitheagles

    soarwitheagles Loving the herd life

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    Oh my! So sorry! I totally misread greybeard's post. Now I see what he was saying. Wow, never even thought of that!

    Babs, we saw absolutely no trauma on the other lamb at all...and there was no blood anywhere on it. Now I wish I had skinned it to see if there were any entry/exit bullet wounds. My wife and I hope to go back out tomorrow afternoon and scour the entire forest for any more evidence.

    I am totally interested in your LGD pups. Please PM me more info such as breed, price, required training, etc.

    Thank you!
     
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  9. Feb 13, 2018
    soarwitheagles

    soarwitheagles Loving the herd life

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    The sheriff officer that came to our property this evening told us that 3 months ago a mountain lion in a nearby rural area killed two full grown Rottweiler's. It tore them both to pieces. Three months ago, we had a mountain lion nearby that slaughtered 4 goats and did it just for fun, did not even take one bite out of them. The Department of Fish and Wildlife gave warnings to all of us to not permit our children to walk through the forested road to the bus stop alone.

    http://www.galtheraldonline.com/new...cle_db11a452-d52b-11e7-87d3-4b9568d1f538.html

    In January, the Parks Department sent out warnings of mountain lions in our county.

    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/01/12/parks-department-warns-to-watch-out-for-mountain-lions/

    Last, we also have a sizable bobcat population here too...

    http://www.cosumnes.org/category/mountain-lion-study/
     
  10. Feb 13, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I know that lions can kill dogs, but most will try to avoid dogs. Lions are just nasty predators to have around. I an glad that the worst predator around here are coyotes.
     
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