I use to hear owl's at night, but, haven't heard them for quite a while. but, that don't mean there aren't any.lavenderlilac wrote:Pat, whenever I hear an owl at night, I also go out clapping my hands and making noises to try to scare it away.
I have a very large pen in front of my house where my dogs can go out during the night. there are many times I heard them barking a lot, never found out what they bark at. I am not sure if it is an owl or what .
but, from now on, when I hear an owl, and can locate about where he is, I will try and scare him away.
wonder if a whistle will work?
do you remember if you seen your peacocks at night, then missing sometime during the day?I read today that hawks pluck the feathers of their victims, and usually that was all that was left of my peacocks. A huge area of feathers and sometimes a wing. I don't know why it's hard to believe a hawk would kill a peacock. Our neighbors dog ran up and grabbed one of mine by the neck once, and it didn't struggle, at all. When the dog let it go, it just slowly collapsed. A hawk could easily put it's talons around the peacocks neck and stand on it and begin plucking it. The peacocks don't bite back.
I personally think a hawk will kill a peacock. they have some razor sharp claws. I read the females are bigger than the males.
since you mentioned about the pile of feathers. I didn't see a lot of feathers when I found the wing.
did yours sit up in the trees at night? mine did.
I seen my beagle grab a chicken, the chicken just stayed still. but, I saved the chicken in time.
I would think a peacock would be the same.
did your peacock survive after the dog grabbed it?
And some of the owls I've seen in the barn are small, not much larger than a hawk, and the little owls don't have any problem killing the much larger peacocks. I KNOW the night kills were owls. They would always leave the entire body and just eat the head. Today, there was actually a hawk sitting out on the fence when I went out the back door.
wonder why owls just eat the head. if owls kill in that mannor, then I don't think it was an owl that killed my peacock.
I still lean toward the hawks, mostly because I have seen so many of them lately. anytime I see a hawk now, I try and chase them away. also, I have a sensor light, but, it don't cover all my property.
when I found my peacock's wing, it was on the ground below a dead tree. but, really close to the end of my driveway.
kind of close to the road, which surprised me. but, after seeing how close the tree was where I seen the hawk and babies, it kind of makes sense assuming my peacock was sitting in that tree where I found the wing.
I walked around the property to see if I could find any other remains, and found nothing.
. that is about all I see tooI read motion detector lights can sometimes scare owls away at night but that wouldn't help with whatever attacks them during the day. Of all the predatory animals like coyotes, foxes, raccoons etc., I've never seen or heard any of them during the day, but I always see hawks then
I have never seen foxes or raccoons on my property. maybe my dogs help or maybe the odor from my foxes and coons help,
I doubt very much a raccoon would kill a peacock. I think raccoons generally look on the ground for food. raccoons are not strictly meat eaters.Raccoons love eating the peacock food at night but I've never been able to imagine them killing the peacocks. They usually seem very sweet and almost tame. Do you think a raccoon would ever kill a peacock?
they can find bugs, worms, fruits and mostly are big on catching fish. also, as we all know, they raid garbage cans.