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Thread: Where did they go?????

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    About 5 weeks ago our kitty took off and have been worried about him since....figured he is living the life with another family. Then 2 weeks ago we noticed all the woodchucks have left the area and now three days have passed since we saw any of our squirrels. What is going on???? Outside of the deer showing up (and a lot less of them) we have no animals anymore around around place...we live in the country.
    And then, when we got home today we saw an eagle flying over our place, just coasting around above the trees. OH, Oh,
    I bet that is why!!! All the animals are hiding.....or are dead. Hope my kitty is okay!!!!

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    I hope so, too! :( I would say poor kitty, but if he is the one driving out the wildlife he's probably having a pretty good time. LOL

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    Be on the look out for coyotes too. I live in a populated area on the west coast of florida and they have been sighted even in neighborhoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian
    Be on the look out for coyotes too. I live in a populated area on the west coast of florida and they have been sighted even in neighborhoods.
    The other night, when I had the screen door closed and the main door open, I heard three coyotes howling about ten feet from our front door. It scared me right out of my seat!!! Do coyotes eat squirrels and woodchucks?

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    Coyotes eat anything they can catch or find dead, they're not the pickiest of beasts.

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    I hope you kitty is OK and comes home soon. It is so sad to lose a furbaby.

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    I was thinking coyotes, also. They can be nasty, and in groups, even worse.

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    Coyotes will eat anything small and slow enough to catch. I suspect I lost my kitty to a coyote.

    Either that, or you might have a sicko in your midst... :(

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    As close as we are to Houston, we've had coyote sitings near our golf course this spring.

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    Yes, coyotes are the most likely culprits. As we encroach on their space and take away their habitats, they have no choice but to occasionally go after our small pets to survive. Eagles will take a small cat or a squirrel, but it's unlikely they would go after something as large as a woodchuck, especially if they're disappearing in large numbers.

    I lost a cat to a coyote a few years ago and it was awful. I'm sorry your kitty is missing and I do hope that he is all right and will show up at your back door again soon.

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    I hope kitty is ok.

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    There have been coyotes in Chicago - can't get much less rural than that.

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    A local hunter in our area who is always tracking coyotes told me that unfortunately cats are a coyote's favourite food. Coyote droppings that have been analyzed locally have all contained cat components. They will also grab small dogs and I won't let my Cavalier (only 14 lbs) out by herself ever. Last summer a coyote was out by my garbage barrel on the edge of my yard way too close to my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marknfran
    About 5 weeks ago our kitty took off and have been worried about him since....figured he is living the life with another family. Then 2 weeks ago we noticed all the woodchucks have left the area and now three days have passed since we saw any of our squirrels. What is going on???? Outside of the deer showing up (and a lot less of them) we have no animals anymore around around place...we live in the country.
    And then, when we got home today we saw an eagle flying over our place, just coasting around above the trees. OH, Oh,
    I bet that is why!!! All the animals are hiding.....or are dead. Hope my kitty is okay!!!!
    WILDLIFE IS COMING BACK!! Have not seen our kitty, but the other wildlife is coming back. Mark saw a couple of owls a week ago; one at night sweeped down and picked up something on the ground (possibly a mouse). We have seen squirrels, gophers, quail, birds, turkeys and lots of magpies....even a ferral cat...but not our pet kitty. See the momma turkeys and 14 babies.

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    Coyotes will definitely take kitties, right out of your yard. They've decimated my cat population down from 25+ to just one sweet old spayed mama. She's too smart for them I guess.

    But don't discount the eagle either. They're big enough to carry away a cat, squirrel, or woodchuck easily.

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