Sunday August 20, 2023 Guerneville CA.
Bad day for the chickens
When I went outside about 1:30 PM today, the chickens were at the gate to the front yard making a lot of noise like something wasn’t ok and they wanted to get through the gate, so I let them pass.
Lots of feathers
Wasn’t the fox
I went past the feathers and saw a bobcat climbing over my six foot wire fence with my rooster in it’s mouth. The cat seemed to be having some problems, but it got over the fence and was gone with my rooster.
Freaked out chickens
Pink ladies or naked ladies
She called it a humming bird moth which might be a better name for it. One of the names for these flowers are naked ladies as they bloom this time of year just popping out of the ground with no leaves or anything, thus naked.
Later in the day, I wanted to ride up and visit some neighbors who live up on the hill tops.
What the heck
I took off and was surprised to find the rooster and the bobcat dead over in the orchard across the road. All I can figure out is the rooster must of mortally wounded the bobcat before it died and this is as far as the bobcat got, before it passed on. I put a game cam on them so I might get some pictures of what’s left, if the darn cam works. I bet they are mostly gone by tomorrow morning.
Cam tipped over
Big rain drops
I continued on up to the ridge tops where the neighbors live going up this road when big rain drops started to fall, more of a drizzle of big drops, not enough to get real wet, so I kept going to the neighbors place, where the big drops continued for about a half hour before letting up.
The chickens had a hard time of it today, but if the bobcat hadn’t died, it would of come back each day for a bird and I’d soon run out of chickens. I have nine of them left.
Nice day, except for the chickens and the poor bobcat that messed with my big rooster.