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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rona, Nov 7, 2017.


  1. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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  2. Catharinem

    Catharinem PetForums VIP

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    Zoo is denying it was their lynx that killed the sheep.

    Simple to take DNA samples from bites to neck and test for lynx DNA along with sheep.

    Also, poo samples from recaptured lynx might have traces of wool in them, even if only a tiny amount remained on the meat once hole opened up and eating started.
     
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    planete PetForums Senior

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    Did anybody see it happen? Much more likely to be out of control dogs as usual. How soon after the attack were the sheep found? If not found for some hours, other predators could also have been tucking into the carcasses. Dogs will go for the throat and inflict horrific injuries during such incidents. I am not convinced.
     
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    First article says " whilst she was in the wild" second states still on the loose. Can't even agree on if she has been caught. My comments about poo samples only hold if she is back in captivilty or her poo found outside, but the DNA evidence from sheeps necks should prove conclusive.
     
  6. ouesi

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    These threads always confuse me.
    It is such a foreign concept to me to not have any predators to worry about. Just last night we heard the coyotes singing down by the stream which is a 3 minute walk from the house. We have bobcats who scream at night (that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up), black bears, birds of prey... and frankly, I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Don't the predators have just as much right to exist in the wild - their natural habitat, as the livestock?

    There are precautions you can take to protect your livestock, isn't that part of being a shepherd anyway? Protecting the flock?
     
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    Ouesi I think we are so un-used to this sort of thing happening it comes as a bit of a shock.
     
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  8. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    It's completely different in the UK. Foxes and badgers are the only natural predators of livestock-they sometimes kill young lambs.
     
  9. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    Its only completely different because we have exterminated all of our large predators FTB. Its a case of shifting baseline syndrome - where each generation thinks the current state of nature is normal so rather than restore ecosystems they become evermore degraded.

    Badgers pose very little threat to lambs & very few lambs are lost to foxes. With good management any risk can be further reduced.
     
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    They have killed her :(
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    OMFG!! I feel sick.
     
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    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    The only real wildlife in Britain can be seen staggering about outside pubs and clubs and those that can still stand fairly upright without the aid of a railing, wall or relatively sober two legged crutch, are often seen squaring up for a fight with some other worse for wear delinquent who believes a pint and a punch up is what life's all about.

    Such a shame.
     
  13. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    Pathetic. There isn't a single case of a lynx attacking a human. This country is zoophobic, we dont want any 'dangerous' animals here but we expect people in other countries to live alongside them. Its a terrible attitude.
     
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    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    We know there's at least one lynx in our immediate area alone. MrsZee has often gone out alone picking wild berries and mushrooms. She's never seen hide nor hair of the creature.
    Nor has she ever had an encounter with a Wolf or a Bear.
    People really ought to overcome their primitive fears.
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    If they could shoot it, they could have darted it surely?
     
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    planete PetForums Senior

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    Gone are the days when this country was a country of animal lovers. :mad:
     
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    Typical knee jerk reaction :(
     
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