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This Is Awesome: Get Ready To See The Best Night Predator Kill Compilation Ever Put On Video

If you have a problem with seeing wild animals, (in particular predators like Bobcats and Coyotes) being killed, then maybe this isn’t the kind of material you should see. Also, the video below is a compilation, meaning that not all of the animals being shot were killed at the same time. Now before anyone starts crying in their cornflakes about seeing any of these predators being killed, let’s talk factually about the damage these predators cause to the ranching & farming community alright?

Let’s start with Bobcats:

Bobcats are opportunistic predators, feeding on poultry, sheep, goats, house cats, small dogs, exotic birds and game animals, and, rarely, calves. Bobcats can easily kill domestic and wild turkeys, usually by climbing into their night roosts. In some areas, bobcats can prevent the successful introduction and establishment of wild turkeys or can deplete existing populations. Among Midwestern states, the bobcat is protected in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and in most counties of Kentucky. It is managed as a furbearer or game animal in the plains states. Western states generally exempt depredating bobcats from protected status. They can usually be killed by landowner’s, or their agent. In the more eastern states and states where bobcats are totally protected, permits are required from the state wildlife agency to destroy bobcats.

Here’s some information regarding Coyotes:

Coyotes can cause damage to a variety of resources, including livestock, poultry, and crops such as watermelons. They sometimes prey on pets and are a threat to public health and safety when they frequent airport runways and residential areas, and act as carriers of rabies. Coyotes eat smaller fruits and vegetables whole but can also cause extensive damage to larger fruits and plant parts. For example, coyotes will bite into and eat parts of watermelons. They will also knock down or rip out sweet corn plants by the roots and eat portions of a single ear before moving onto another plant. In other words, if coyotes identify your farm/ranch, or residence, as a viable food source they will continuously come back as often as they can to feed.

Okay, so if you have gotten this far, it means you’re ready for the video…so grab a drink and a bag of snacks and kick-back and watch the show.

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