Something got two of my babies last night. One baby had two small bite marks on her flank about the size of a nail head. My other baby had no visible injuries, maybe died of shock,? Could this of been bats?
Ya know, I'm looking at bite mark pictures and comparing to what my baby had, we think it was definitely a bobcatI'm thinking that too but they didn't eat the goats, just bit them. Would opossums and raccoons do that? And thank you so very much. My heart is just breaking
Thanks toth!! The goats were out in the open,normally put up but the one night they were out this happens. The dogs were going nuts outside around 4am. Goats all ran up on the porch and stayed there. After observing for awhile and seeing nothing, thought all was ok and maybe a **** or something startled them.Normally Bobcats would of dragged the kid off, not bite and leave it. Were they in the barn when this happened or out in the open? Check for any holes in the barn, where something may of used for entry or if they were outside, check your fence line for intruders, that may of dug under your fence ect. Do you have any dogs with them? They can play to rough. The one kid that is just dead with no marks, could of been laid on. Coyotes kill at the throat and eat internal organs, then leave the rest. Cougars attack the upper torso area. With snake bite and bat bites, it will be 2 small holes close together.
If you are using a phone I am of no use as my phone is ancient and doesn't have apps.Trying to figure out how to post pics