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Posted: 11/20/2011 8:18:09 PM EDT
Went out this morning to find a headless rabbit in my yard. The rabbit itself was untouched, but the head was torn clean off. No dogs in the area that could catch a rabbit, much less take its head off. We have a good bit of coyote in the area, and very rarely, bobcat, but I wouldn't expect either of those to kill prey and not touch it afterwards. I've been wrong before, though.

Whatever it is came back tonight and tried to kill one of our cats, but it ran out of sight before my wife could get a look at it.

What kind of predator do I need to bait and kill?

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Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:20:06 PM EDT
bobcat
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:20:44 PM EDT
Possumwabbit ?
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:20:50 PM EDT
A dog did that. Just like it was playing with a toy
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:21:28 PM EDT
Get a crowbar and get ready.

Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:21:44 PM EDT
Owl.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:21:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:23:11 PM EDT
Canine.

Fox, Coyote, possibly babcat.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:23:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 9mmRandy:
bobcat

Im going with bobcat also. Cats tend to eat the head and leave the rest alone. Ive seen this with bobcats and domesticated cats.


Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:24:17 PM EDT
Mt. lion.

Your welcome.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:24:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:24:48 PM EDT
Chupacabre... Clearly
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:26:53 PM EDT
Juvenile Bigfoot. The need the rabbit head to play a primitive game similar to baseball.

Silly creatures haven't figured out strikes and balls yet though.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:27:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Scott_In_OKC:
http://www.kevgillett.net/images/chloeeaster.jpg


That pic cracks me up everytime.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:28:01 PM EDT
Wilderbeast or a nine dicked blue bird.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:28:28 PM EDT
Chupacabra. You'll need a human sacrifice (must be willing).

May God be with you in your quest.




Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:31:09 PM EDT
Black Lab




Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:33:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:36:15 PM EDT
Zombie Rabbit.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 9:26:45 PM EDT
chupacabra
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 9:28:55 PM EDT
cat. like kitty cat. my friend's cat used to leave everything but the head, including the ears on the step each morning - providing food for it's master.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 9:29:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2011 9:32:17 PM EDT by www-glock19-com]

Originally Posted By 583:
Owl.
yep

they used to tear off the heads of everything around here chickens, goslings, rabbits, etc when we had small animals around the farm

never mind see you have spotted it and its not a bird

Link Posted: 11/20/2011 9:30:23 PM EDT
Cougar! Oh never mind, I see you're not in Wisconsin...
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 9:35:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 9:36:47 PM EDT
Might have been your cat. My parent's cat beheaded rabbits en masse. He loved to leave them on the doorstep.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 9:38:17 PM EDT
.17 HMR will do that if you misjudge distance.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 9:54:14 PM EDT
Thats the work of a group of recent immigrants from the Five Points in New York. They are some nasty lads to mix it up with. They don't get on well with the natives.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 10:21:37 PM EDT
Yeah, sorry about that. I get a little carried away sometimes and forget to pick up after myself.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 10:23:13 PM EDT
headless goldfish....send that mother fucker back to hell!
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 2:08:48 AM EDT
I've seen weasels and similar animals do this, along with owls.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 2:22:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DefensorFortis:
Thats the work of a group of recent immigrants from the Five Points in New York. They are some nasty lads to mix it up with. They don't get on well with the natives.


Link Posted: 11/21/2011 2:27:28 AM EDT
my cat used to do that to rabbits.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 2:30:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2011 2:31:55 AM EDT by gopeterson]
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Link Posted: 11/21/2011 2:58:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 583:
Owl.

Yep. Owls love rabbit brains.

Link Posted: 11/21/2011 3:01:50 AM EDT
Civet cat or skunk
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 3:04:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TZapp:

Originally Posted By 9mmRandy:
bobcat

Im going with bobcat also. Cats tend to eat the head and leave the rest alone. Ive seen this with bobcats and domesticated cats.


out of


Cats chew off the inedible part (Head) and take the good stuff home.



Link Posted: 11/21/2011 3:05:13 AM EDT
Cat.

We had a cat that would do that all the time and leave the body on our doorstep. One day I had to go underneath the porch to retrieve something, and found a "cemetary" with at least 12 rabbit and squirrel carcasses all lined up in a neat row and decapitated.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 3:07:34 AM EDT
The top fell off.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 3:08:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Scott_In_OKC:
http://www.kevgillett.net/images/chloeeaster.jpg



I call bs, I see a wabbit head and no pancake. Wabbits always have pancakes on their heads.




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Link Posted: 11/21/2011 3:12:39 AM EDT
Are there a number of teenagers in your neighborhood that dress in all black?




Yup, Satanists.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 3:14:58 AM EDT
Honey Badger. They don't give a shit and will tear that head right off.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 3:55:03 AM EDT
Uh, maybe the coyote was waiting for you to leave so he could eat the rest of it.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 4:03:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 583:
Owl.

This.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 4:08:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 4:08:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2011 8:43:58 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
My lab/shepherd has caught 2 rabbits in our yard in the past 5 years.



ETA: and a bird flying through yard this past summer.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 4:19:40 AM EDT
Some kind of High-Capacity Assault-Possum, obviously..
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 4:26:08 AM EDT
Most definitely a bird of prey of some species. They tend to decapitate their kills.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 4:36:19 AM EDT
Definitely this! cheese will likely be the best bait to use.

Link Posted: 11/21/2011 4:40:43 AM EDT
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