What killed this lamb?

EJS

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Ashford, Kent
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Found this lamb dead this morning- 3 sock lambs 12 weeks old in paddock near yard for creep feeding. Other 2 were terrified and wouldn't eat. It's still got stomach just no head or shoulders - completely gone from paddock.
 

A1an

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That's the fox, taken the front end to feed cubs. Id stake out the remaining part of the carcass, he'll be back tonight.

Whether or not the fox killed it or found it dead is another matter but its definitely the fox that's halved it like that.
 

EJS

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Ashford, Kent
Thanks for replies- loads of badgers here and few foxes, just not seen anything leave guts. There was alot of blood where it died - thats why I thought it had been killed. Fox took advantage I guess.
 
Sorry to jump on your post, but interested with some saying badgers go for the guts... Found the remains of a lamb a couple of days ago, the ears had been cleanly removed and the stomach was gone, leaving all the skin on it's back like a coat. Legs were still intact too, just some of the chest had been eaten. We know there are foxes in the area so assumed that's what it was, but could this have been a badger??
 

A1an

Member
was the tail still on?

Missing ears, tails and face meat is a trait of mr fox.

There will be big cubs about now so the normal "rule of thumb" tends to be not so obvious this time of year.
 

GAM

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Mixed Farmer
We had a ewe like that lambing, we found the badger crossing the next field with a mouth full of flesh and bones, that was in April!
 

EJS

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Ashford, Kent
Sorry to jump on your post, but interested with some saying badgers go for the guts... Found the remains of a lamb a couple of days ago, the ears had been cleanly removed and the stomach was gone, leaving all the skin on it's back like a coat. Legs were still intact too, just some of the chest had been eaten. We know there are foxes in the area so assumed that's what it was, but could this have been a badger??
Could well be, we have alot of badgers here and they definitely clear up carcass
 

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