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Dead calf!

Post by tncattle » Fri May 24, 2019 5:44 pm

Just found a 2 week old calf dead in the pasture with intestines out and eyes gone from buzzards. She was totally fine yesterday, nursing and running around. :bang:



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Re: Dead calf!

Post by TCRanch » Fri May 24, 2019 6:01 pm

Oooh, sorry to hear that! Black buzzards? Soooo thankful all we have are the red/turkey buzzards. For now.

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Re: Dead calf!

Post by Nesikep » Fri May 24, 2019 6:31 pm

ow, that sucks
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Re: Dead calf!

Post by tncattle » Fri May 24, 2019 6:50 pm

The eyes are definitely buzzards but I’m not sure about the intestines.

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Re: Dead calf!

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri May 24, 2019 8:03 pm

I could have gone all day without reading that.

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Re: Dead calf!

Post by Red Bull Breeder » Fri May 24, 2019 8:06 pm

Buzzards don't get two week old calves unless they are sick. Some besides the buzzards killed the calf.

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Re: Dead calf!

Post by tncattle » Fri May 24, 2019 8:47 pm

Red Bull Breeder wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:06 pm
Buzzards don't get two week old calves unless they are sick. Some besides the buzzards killed the calf.
That’s what I was thinking but honestly it was nursing yesterday and acted & looked fine. Obviously I missed something. There were no marks on its neck from a possible dog kill. What could make it’s intestines pop out like that?

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Re: Dead calf!

Post by tncattle » Fri May 24, 2019 8:51 pm

Could a dog or coyote do that to it’s stomach?

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Re: Dead calf!

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri May 24, 2019 9:08 pm

tncattle wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:51 pm
Could a dog or coyote do that to it’s stomach?
Knowing the area just a little I’d wager dogs were behind it.
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Re: Dead calf!

Post by Son of Butch » Fri May 24, 2019 9:08 pm

cougar

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Re: Dead calf!

Post by sim.-ang.king » Fri May 24, 2019 9:14 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:08 pm
cougar
Wrong.

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Re: Dead calf!

Post by tncattle » Fri May 24, 2019 9:21 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:08 pm
cougar
Not a cougar, no cougars in the area. Farm is 9 miles NE of downtown Nashville Tn. Next to golf course. Owners stupid brother got a new pit bull about 4 months ago. If I find out he did it I’m going to kill him!

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Re: Dead calf!

Post by Redgully » Fri May 24, 2019 10:05 pm

I had a friend who used to be employed by farmers who were losing livestock. He used to camp there for a week and shoot whatever it was in the act. Every farmer had their theories what it was. He said 9 times out of ten it was the farmers own dog which came as a huge shock to them. The rest was next doors dog or close by. I'm thinking everything is pointing to that pit bull.

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Re: Dead calf!

Post by tncattle » Fri May 24, 2019 10:19 pm

Farm owner said he talked to his brother and the brother said the dog isn’t allowed down where the cattle are and it wasn’t him. The brother has lied more than once about things in the past so I don’t believe him. Owner said could it be a bald eagle? There are two that frequent the area. I don’t know much about bald eagles but I’m betting it’s the dog over the eagle.
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Re: Dead calf!

Post by Son of Butch » Fri May 24, 2019 10:23 pm

sim.-ang.king wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:14 pm
Son of Butch wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:08 pm
cougar
Wrong.
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Alien could transport a cougar this time of year without leaving any crop circles.
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