Tuesday November 22, 2022 Guerneville CA.
This morning around 11, I heard the chickens making a ruckus outside. After listening for a bit to make sure it was my chickens and not a neighbors, I went outside and saw the chickens were alarmed and making a lot of noise. There were white chicken feathers on the ground and leading away from the area. I also heard some crows squawking out by my gate so went out to see if I could find the culprit as I figured the crows were watching the critter and that’s why they were making all the noise, maybe anticipating some left over goodies.
Gate, dead chicken rolls down the hill
I decided to tie the dead chicken to a post so it couldn’t drag it off and put the game cam on it, which I did, and went back into the house for a cup of coffee. After less then ten minutes I decided to go back out and have a looksee.
Dead chickens gone already
The chicken was gone and the tie down string too.
It’d only been a few minutes since I was last here.
The pictures show it was back to get the bird in about three minutes after I left to get the cup of coffee.
It’s rare for a bobcat to come down here in the daytime, or at least it used to be.
Giving blood at the VA lab
I have a yearly exam coming up in about a week so needed to go down to the VA place where the shopping centers are in Santa Rosa so took off to go get that done. I got right in and they got the blood they needed to do the tests. The person with the needle was good and I didn’t feel a thing.
It was late in the day by the time I got back home.
After sitting around the yard for a bit I decided to see if I could follow a trail of feathers up the hill where the bobcat took the chicken earlier.
I did find some about fifty feet from where it took the chicken through the fence but that was all.
I walked down the old road on the way back to my house and ran into a neighbor lady leading three goats around so I thought I should warn her about the bobcat coming down in the daylight. I’d never met her. We had a nice chat and I went on home and took it easy for what was left of the day.
Nice day, except for that chicken.