Do all birds of prey bite the heads off their victims? Or is this an owl technique?
For the second time I've found the remains of an animal in my backyard. This time it was a half eaten rat with it's head not to far from the body. Last time it was a mourning dove also with it's head not to far from the body.
Both times the remains were in the same area of my backyard.
I suspect some bird of prey/owl uses the block wall that seperates my yard from my neighbors as it's eating spot.
Last year I strongly suspected a great horned owl had attacked my neighbors cat. Lots of pulled out fur and a bloody talon print were found. My cat came in with blood on his face. He had no injuries. We think he witnessed the attack. Afterwards he was very weary about being in the backyard. He would duck and crouch when he heard the crows or other bird sounds. We later confirmed with our neighbor that their cat had suffered a laceration on a leg.
From time to time my scrub jays get very agitated about something hiding in my neighbors bamboo. I can never find what has them so upset. Grrr!
I'm just curious as to what is using my yard as it's eating place? Anyone have experience with birds of prey or owls, and what they leave behind of their victims?
I don't think it's my cat leaving parts behind. The parts I find have a pulled apart look to them not a chewed up look.