Cold Case - Who Killed Roger Rabbit? (Graphic Image Warning)

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British Red

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Dec 30, 2005
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Came across this today.....


Rabbit kill as found by British Red, on Flickr

From a distance I thought it was fur and faeces

Up close I realise something had neatly eviscerated a rabbit and left a neat, untouched, undamaged pile of guts and a "rear portion"


Rabbit kill intestines by British Red, on Flickr

This is rural Lincs so possible large raptors would include buzzard, kestrel, sparrowhawk (many), marsh harrier (local), barn owl (local), little owl (local). Mammals would certainly include badger, fox, weasel, stoat, mink, dog, cat, brown rat.

Its got me puzzled I must confess....
 

British Red

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Lol - I found some fur so probably not!

Whatever it was took away the hind quarters the following night - left the guts though
 

British Red

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Head, chest and forelegs all missing. Rabbit had been neatly paunched, guts laid aside, halved and front half removed.
 
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The only animals I know that eviscerate their prey & then place the abdominal contents in a neat pile are cats. ..........let's not rule out either that some of the 'missing parts' (the head for example) may have been taken by another critter...
 

Samon

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Mar 24, 2011
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The only animals I know that eviscerate their prey & then place the abdominal contents in a neat pile are cats. ..........let's not rule out either that some of the 'missing parts' (the head for example) may have been taken by another critter...

Yep, I think cat too.

The cat I had as a boy was fond of catching and eating grey squirels and only eating the top half. However, he didn't leave his squirel butts in the garden, he kindly left them on my mums bed. :)
 
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I’ve know Badgers can turn a lamb skin completely inside out with everything gone from the inside, The carcass I seen looked like a mop at first glance , was the spinal cord cut or crushed ?
 

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ozzy1977

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Seen one done like that before, never knew what done it. Found a pigeon missing its head last week, body totally untouched too, any ideas?
 

Clouston98

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Don't have a clue but I don't think it was a bird because the beak or claws would have punctured the guts?
Any other ideas?
 

JonathanD

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I'm going for badger. Looks like a classic case to me. They turn their prey inside out just like that. I've found they do it with hedgehogs very well, almost like a human did it.
 

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