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A Scene Of Carnage....

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RVTECH, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    In my shop this morning! 'Something' caught a jackrabbit and had a fine meal of it. Literally nothing left but the rib cage, a couple feet and various entrails scattered around the floor. Too big for a domestic cat to have done so I suspect the local Cougar (the four legged one) spent the night in my shop last night. I'll get some pics up.
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  2. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Wowser, yeah probably a cougar for sure. I definitely wanna checkout some pics
     
  3. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You would be surprised at what a domestic cat can do. I had one that not only caught a large wild rabbit, she climbed up a 10 foot tall support beam with it to get on my deck and left it on my door step. Such a lovely gift.
     
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  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm not sure that much would be left if a cougar got it.

    Either way I'd be carrying a big hand gun with me on the way to the shop from now on:confused:.
     
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  5. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Yea might have been just a couple feral cats - I have lots of them around also!
    Think this is big enough?
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  6. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That'll do lad. That'll do;).
     
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  7. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    Oh, wow! Had to be more than one going at the carcass, probably helping each other tear it apart. The body had to be turned upside down and all over to get at everything. Amazing photos!
     
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  8. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    By the way, I once found a squirrel carcass that looked much like that scene. I know for a fact it was just a local cat...not even feral. Just an outside house cat.
     
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  9. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Thing is I feed all the cats pretty well (feral and domestic) so the need for one to go through this much trouble seems unlikely but who knows. It was a pretty good sized jack also.
     
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  10. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Small predator.

    A cougar would have taken the whole thing, bone and all. (@Stomper)
     
  11. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Maybe bobcat - there are a few of them around. Might be time for a trail cam and set it up in my shop!
     
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  12. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    I doubt it had anything to do with hunger if was even a normal cat. Just like it is said by Japanese that they have a second stomach that can only be filled with rice, I bet that carnivorous predators, even those domesticated and fed regularly with store-bought food, have a stomach that can only be sated by the occasional free-range kill.
     
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  13. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I feed my cats well too but it doesn't stop them from killing and eating anything they can get their teeth and claws on. Instinct I guess or maybe they just want a change in their diet :)
     
  14. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    I say it's either a bobcat or ya got a big gnarly-azzed Maine Coon Tabby roamin' the hood.
     
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  15. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Yea - I once though about getting a Main Coon - until I saw how much those things cost!
     
  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I don't get it.... o_O










    I lied, LOL! :s0112:
     
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  17. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Maybe if you keep a few half-crippled bunnies around, you can have one for free!
     
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    Looks like a scene from Alien Vs Predator..LOL
    Snack time!!
     
  19. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    What about a coyote?
     
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  20. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I would wager that your late night diner only has two legs..... and two wings...
    Probably an owl. A cougar would eat it whole, a coyote would pack it off somewhere. I think only an owl or hawk or some kind of raptor could pick the carcass so clean.
     
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