Yesterday evening 'round 6:00, the dogs barked and barked for a while. And then for a while the duck hollered and made a racket. I couldn't see anything unusual. Husband came home & we were getting dressed to go running - I peeked out the window and there was a bobcat in my fenced backyard with one of my white midget turkey hens! It couldn't figure how to get back over the fence with it's catch. I ran out and it stared me down, then left the poor dead hen and went over the fence. Husband had to put his boots on, load the gun, and he came out to back me up. The cat hung around just outside the fence, waiting for us to leave I guess... My husband got a good shot at it. It was down in the red willow thicket, and we were afraid to go in after it to see if he had got it for sure or not. But what a scare... I am sure it would have been back every night after the chickens and possibly eventually after the goats. My worry is that it was a youngster, and there may be some others around. Every cottontail and jackrabbit has disappeared over the last year or two... I am rethinking a LGD. This is the first time anyone in our neighborhood has had a bobcat in the yard!