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Be careful of your outdoor pets!!

Sad incident in our yard

This morning at 4 AM three animals attacked and killed a fawn in our yard. We did not get a close look at them but they were about the size of a medium sized dog. They made a horrible screeching sound for about 30 seconds. I went out at 4 and found the dead fawn, it was gone in the AM. I've heard of Fishers, if these were them they are extremely treacherous. Be careful..  Dogburn Road area

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Christi August 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM
I'm not sure about it being Fisher cats because they tend to be solitary animals. However, how did the person that reported this know it was 3 animals? It says they went out later and saw the dead fawn. Perhaps it was just one fisher cat?
Sabrina Santoro August 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM
We hear Fisher cats here all the time, they sound like a woman screaming in the woods. They are solitary hunters. They also are long, but low to the ground. Maybe it was coyotes? The coyotes around here go through here in packs. If it were coyotes, perhaps the screech you heard came from the fawn. Whatever it was, you're right, keep an eye on those pets.
Christi August 14, 2012 at 01:24 PM
My husband thinks you more likely had 3 coyotes in your yard and the screeching you heard was from the fawn. Poor baby...
suzanne dinice-tomasko August 14, 2012 at 02:40 PM
my neighbor and I heard the same horrid thing. We tried to yell and make noise but it was too late.He found the poor fawn the next day.It is sad to see mom alone.We are chasing the coyotes with development. crestwood
Bombur August 14, 2012 at 03:34 PM
We saw three animals but could not identify them this occured beyond the reach of our flashlight

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