Saturday, November 24, 2012

Urban Bobcat

We are well into the fall season here in the Puget Sound area. The fruit trees are mostly bare, the last of the lettuces are trying not to freeze and the wild predators are getting hungry as the rabbit population dwindles.  The neighborhood bobcat has been cruising through the yard for a couple of years now and has never bothered anything in the yard, but this year is different.

Pretty cool to see the local bobcat!

This year the not so little feline has decided to jump the 5' fence that has up until now kept our hens quite safe. We caught her in there recently and chased her out, but before we could secure the girls in a covered space we lost a couple to the circle of life.  Needless to say, our fifteen chickens are feeling a bit confined in their temporary 48 square feet of safety, they've had about 2,500 sq. ft. for exercising and foraging. We'll fix that in the near future.

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