This morning I did a head count and came up short one rooster. Game camera didn't show any activity in / around the hen house, but feathers everywhere outside the pen wire. We allow free ranging during the day, but lock them up tight at night. I followed the trail of feathers back through the brush about 500 yards and discovered where the chickens had been eaten - three separate piles, and it was the same, exact location that the large Bobcat used last year. So, I know the same Bobcat is back, and hitting before dark. I have some snares set on the fence line where something has been crawling under, and I'm pretty sure that's his entry point. On the other side of the fence is a very rocky, steep canyon that nothing but deer and wildlife can maneuver through. Last year I lost over fifty hens and four ducks, this year, I'm down to ten hens - from over fifty in June. He's smarter than I am, so this war might be futile. I named him Barry.