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Bobcat in the rain?

Posted By: Jiggamitch

Bobcat in the rain? - 01/11/19 06:08 PM

I have a bobcat eating my chickens. It has come the last 3 nights. I was going to try to get it tonight, but its going to be raining. Do bobcats come out in wet weather? Should I wait?
Posted By: maximum

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/11/19 06:50 PM

wild animals are outside 24/7 just as fish are wet 24/7.
wild animals pee and poop when ever they feel the urge,
and lay down or get up and roam whatever time of the day
or night it might happen to be. they don't have a schedule
or timeline to follow like we do. we often forget that.

get you some good quality #3 or #4 traps and let them
keep watch for you. i find it's a whole lot easier than sitting
for hours on end waiting for some varmint to show.
good luck
Posted By: Jiggamitch

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/11/19 06:56 PM

I kinda like the waiting. Been coming between 8:30 and 9:30. I'll give traps a shot if I can't give the bobcat one tonight.
Posted By: maximum

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/11/19 07:06 PM

good luck
you have to be willing to blow your deer hunt so as to shoot
whatever comes by to make even a small dent in the
varmints. i have very seldom let one walk by me, and i've
yet to make a dent that i can tell of
Posted By: BenBob

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/11/19 07:07 PM

A bobcat has got to eat---raining or not.
Posted By: Jiggamitch

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/12/19 05:31 AM

Well I climbed up to the top of the barn and waited, but no bobcat. When I called it quits I took the fast way down. Luckily the ground broke my fall.
Posted By: gary roberson

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/12/19 03:31 PM

A bobcat, like most cats does not like to get wet. They generally lay up in a dry spot until rain is over and then get up and feed. If you have an extended rain spell, they might have to get out but they prefer not to.
Adios,
Gary
Posted By: maximum

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/12/19 07:04 PM

Originally Posted by Jiggamitch
Well I climbed up to the top of the barn and waited, but no bobcat. When I called it quits I took the fast way down. Luckily the ground broke my fall.


maybe next time
Posted By: Jiggamitch

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/13/19 01:34 AM

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He came back after the rain at 6 this morning according to my camera. Also got this action shot of me.
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/13/19 01:40 AM

Ouch! scared

Traps are looking better all the time...... up
Posted By: Struggle

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/13/19 02:52 AM

Nice dance moves!!!!
Posted By: pigplinker

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/13/19 05:46 AM

Glad your ok and can laugh about it. Tylenol and Motrin as needed for the pain. Like SnakeWrangler said traps look better now. Good luck.
Posted By: Jiggamitch

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/13/19 07:23 AM

Necks a little sore, but advil is helping. Definitely scary when it happened, but I couldn't help but laugh when I saw the pic! You think a live trap would work? I'm worried about catching a barn cat or dog with a foot trap.
Posted By: fray

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/13/19 09:15 AM

Glad you're oka
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/13/19 04:21 PM

Put a live chicken in the back of the live trap..... up
Posted By: Lakhota

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/16/19 04:35 AM

Live bait for the live trap then be prepared to shoot it. Bobcats aren't real keen to being handled, just ask some people on this form.
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/16/19 05:29 AM

Originally Posted by Lakhota
Live bait for the live trap then be prepared to shoot it. Bobcats aren't real keen to being handled, just ask some people on this form.

bolt
Posted By: Old Shakie

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/16/19 04:41 PM

Live traps will catch a bobcat. Back in the good old days I caught many in live traps. It does not have to be live bait. Use a dead chicken, bird or quarter up a rabbit...it can be road kill....bobcats are not picky. Hang a chunk in there and you can catch a bobcat. You will also catch other critters ....coons, possums, skunks, ringtails. And yes, you might catch a dog or cat...I caught my neighbors dog a time or two. No harm done as long as you don't leave them in there a long time.
Posted By: Schat

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/16/19 07:44 PM

Action shot looks painful, Old shakie right if they have learn to come in human contact, just about meat will work. This one has the challenge limit, I would be in there for the long haul. good luck. post pic.
Posted By: TKandMike

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/17/19 10:15 PM

they still need to eat even if it's raining
Posted By: Jiggamitch

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/19/19 11:00 PM

So I bought a live trap and I tried a piece of duck in the back of it. Anything special i need to do, or just sit back and wait?
Posted By: ETXRaider

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/20/19 06:57 PM

I've heard to hang a chicken feather near the entrance to catch their eye. Good luck
Posted By: colt45

Re: Bobcat in the rain? - 01/21/19 01:35 AM

Originally Posted by gary roberson
A bobcat, like most cats does not like to get wet. They generally lay up in a dry spot until rain is over and then get up and feed. If you have an extended rain spell, they might have to get out but they prefer not to.
Adios,
Gary
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