johanndiedrich at msn.com
Tue Aug 31 02:26:39 EDT 2010
They were only eating the mammary tissue?! That seems so wasteful on the bobcats' part. It reminds me of the stories I read about people finding dead dear with their livers missing. Apparently Sasquatches were taking their livers as a nutrient rich food source. I guess they found multiple dear this way. (I really did read that. Funny huh?) I've been fortunate in that no Sasquatches or bobcats have bothered my sheep, but I did have a cute little fox pluck and eat one of my chickens the other day. I woke up to a ruckus outside and I was about to jump out the window to save time, but then I saw it was only a fox so I took the door. When I got to the scene of the crime, I found a very tidy pile of feathers. I give the fox respect, because when I plucked a chicken I made a much bigger mess.
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:46:42 -0700
From: kenleighacres at yahoo.com
To: im-rapunzil at hotmail.com; jacob-list at jacobsheep.com
Subject: Re: [Jacob-list] Bobcat!
I know a farm that raises Boer goats and they had full grown does being taken down by bobcats. They would attack and grap the jugular and hang on until the does went down and died. They would then eat ONLY the mammary tissue. They trapped a handful of bobcats and now they have a pair of Anatolians. Haven't had any problems since. Before I heard this, I didn't think a bobcat could take down a full grown goat or sheep. Hopefully you don't have any problems!
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From: im rapunzil <im-rapunzil at hotmail.com>
To: Jacob List <jacob-list at jacobsheep.com>
Sent: Mon, August 30, 2010 5:41:41 PM
Subject: [Jacob-list] Bobcat!
Well turns out this evening around 6:30 PM my gentleman friend saw a bobcat slinking around in the sheep/goat pasture.
My lambs are half grown, but goats much smaller - pygmy's that are only 10 weeks. I figured not to chance it and brought all of them in the barn for the night.
Now my question is When my lambs and goats are full-grown, can a bobcat still take one down?
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