Checking game cams at mid-day today. Not unusual to find a pile of feathers around a feeder, sometimes some squirrel hair.
Found this big pile (about 16" x 16") of rabbit fur just to the side of a feeder. It is evident whatever had the rabbit, denuded it right there. Nearly all the fur a rabbit would have...is in that pile. No sign of the actual carcass/skeleton anywhere close around.
I have pretty good idea of what it was....but want to hear your guesses/answers first.
Chad's prolly right cause you see lots of hair in coyote skat. I question that is nearly all the fur a rabbit had especially this time of year, unless it was a small one, that ain't much.
It's much more than it looks like in the pic. I will be hunting in that area tomorrow and will try to remember to put something of scale next to it. There is pretty much every type of fur present (belly, back, sides) and a lot of it. Some would have been consumed as well.
Agree with the Owl or hawk theory. Watched a hawk catch a big woodpecker under the bird feeder and he plucked it bare and ate most of it right outside the window. Lots of squawking went on for a while%