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    What stripped the Squirrel like this?

    Just found this in the pheasant pen. Backbone stripped clean and all the guts gone. Any thoughts as to what ate so efficiently?


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    What ever it was it only wanted the soft bits !

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    Bird of prey or mink

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    if it was a bird of prey i would expect to see the head gone and the ribs picked clean rather than removed im not saying it definatly isnt a bird but if it is its not typical

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    Thanks guys

    Bird of prey - we have some buzzards and the occasional kestrel

    Cats , the house 200 yds from the pen has three burmese.

    Mink - saw one on the stubbles last summer.

    Trailcam set in case the killer returns.

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    That looks like a hawk has had it typical of how a hawk feeds of a carcass

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    There is no sign of plucking that you would usually find from a BOP kill, but the way it has fed from the head suggests BOP

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