Fox killed kitten last night?
We got 2 lovely little semi-feral sister kittens from Animal Control since the mice were carrying away the barn, thanks to my 2 elderly barn cats. They have tamed up and are absolutely lovely kittens we are were in love with....last night I was awakened by what sounded like cats fighting outside the hall window. My husband went to window and yelled and I went down the steps and out the door. I was about 5 yards from the action, but it was dark. I yelled and saw the silhouette of the fox trot parallel past me. I had to return to house for a light and found my dear kitty laying on the grass, a puncture to her neck and a few other small marks, plus wet all over, but very dead. I always thought fox wouldn't bother cats? Kitties are a few months old, a good size, and always sleep in barn together. We always crated them at night in the beginning, but they were getting bigger and showing an interest in hunting everything that moved. Is this a odd, once-in-a-blue-moon type incident or are fox apt to take more kittens/cats?