Animal loss due to predators is very common at my place. Cattle and horses have not been attacked, but we did lose a jenny to coyotes while giving berth.
My wife has lost most of her chickens, ducks, and all of her geese and 3 cats.
Generally, coyotes are to blame, but the latest occurrence appears to have been caused be something else. This morning, we found the last of her two large geese in a closed barnyard area with their entire chest cavities eating out. A duck was left untouched. Coyotes usually carry their prey off and consume nearly everything. Any idea on what type of animal could breech a fence and perform such a deed ? My two dogs who have been around the geese for the last 8 years were in a penned area next to the barnyard and barking their heads off. But, they do that almost every night anyway, so we didn't think much of it.