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Old 03-10-2017, 05:17 AM
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so I see my neighbor walking around in my back woods last night
seems he has a problem next door, in two weeks he has found 3 headless rabbits in his back yard, thinking it is a fox or coyote, he is looking in the woods for hole or some sign
I can't believe a fox or coyote would just eat a rabbit head if it catches one.
would seem pretty weird for it not to eat the whole thing
my idea was an owl or hawk, because there is no hair blood where the rabbits were found. just dropped there
so has anyone seen an owl or hawk only eat a rabbit head and then discard the rest? he doesn't raise rabbits , so they are wild cotton tails from the swamps behind our houses
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I think it is an owl. A couple of years ago we had an owl living out back. My dog started bringing in parts and pieces of rabbits. Sometimes she would bring just a head others a headless carcass and sometimes a leg or rib cage. I did a search and found several stories just like this and most thought it was an owl.
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Defiantly a owl fond them in my yard all the time

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I think it is an owl. A couple of years ago we had an owl living out back. My dog started bringing in parts and pieces of rabbits. Sometimes she would bring just a head others a headless carcass and sometimes a leg or rib cage. I did a search and found several stories just like this and most thought it was an owl.
neighbor does have a big pine next to his house, I guess it may be roosting there
why it only eats the head is beyond me
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neighbor does have a big pine next to his house, I guess it may be roosting there
why it only eats the head is beyond me
i have a cat that eats only the heads from mice, moles etc, leaves the rest on patio for me...
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I'm going with a bored house cat. Killing for fun rather than hunger.
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I'm going with a bored house cat. Killing for fun rather than hunger.
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Definitely if it is occurring in limited visibility its an Owl. Very common whenI use to run a good sized trap line. Once in awhile a cotton tail who'd get in a fox trap and I would set another right next to it. Several times only the head and brain were eaten. Then, I caught the culprit, Great Horned Owl by the talon. Through my heavy wool jacket over him and let him fly away. Seen this a bunch over the years.

Not a cat, felines like the warm bloody innerds, liver kidneys, lungs and heart. Then go for the large protein meaty sources. Hinds.

Buzzards take out eyes then open the critter through the bunghole and eat the large meat soruces rapidly. Two buzzards have a rabbit gone in 5-10min
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Definitely Elmer FUDD.
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Did not Elmer always get Fudded by the Wabbit?
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