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    What killed the lamb??????????????

    Hi guys,

    I am wondering if anyone can help me?

    I got a call today from one of the farmers i do some work for, he lost one of his lambs last night but he is not sure what killed it, neither am i.

    It has small bite marks on the neck (too small for fox) and has the tail missing.

    Could it be a martin, or such like???????

    any help would be much appreciated.

    cheers.

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    Never had anything to do with martins but a mink could do it

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    Feral cat a distinct possibility

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLY View Post
    Hi guys,

    I am wondering if anyone can help me?

    I got a call today from one of the farmers i do some work for, he lost one of his lambs last night but he is not sure what killed it, neither am i.

    It has small bite marks on the neck (too small for fox) and has the tail missing.

    Could it be a martin, or such like???????

    any help would be much appreciated.

    cheers.
    You'll be getting all the big-cat hunters fizzy and frothy with a post like this....!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLY View Post
    Hi guys,

    I am wondering if anyone can help me?

    I got a call today from one of the farmers i do some work for, he lost one of his lambs last night but he is not sure what killed it, neither am i.

    It has small bite marks on the neck (too small for fox) and has the tail missing.

    Could it be a martin, or such like???????

    any help would be much appreciated.

    cheers.
    Are you absolutely sure its not a fox, the fact that the tail has gone as this is normal practice for a vixen with young cubs she will take the tail for them to play with, if you have the carcase of the lamb check to see if the tongue has been taken, will often take the tongue when the cubs are just starting on solid food , though looking at your location
    I would think its a little bit early for cubs to be that big.
    Did you skin the lamb to see how big the tooth marks were, I can't be certain without seeing the lamb but my money would still be on a fox.

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    I would agree with a fox.
    It could have a tooth or two missing or broken (as some old foxes turn to killing lambs) this would be why the teeth marks don't look big enough??

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    Thats a fox I believe. Lose some every year to the same kind of injury. Had one this year already and it was in the same field at the same time as a fox I shot. Did'nt see the fox do it but as good as.

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    Hannibal Lecter?

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    Tail missing!!

    Thats charlie alreet!
    There is a place on this planet for all of God's creatures, right next to my tatties and gravy!!!

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