Items Taken as of Date:
Livestock metal gates - 3
Game cameras - 3
Game cameras that send photos - 2
3 point hitch crop sprayer - 1
Battery 12 volt marine deep cycle - 1
Propane tanks 60 lbs - full - 2
Inverter - 1
Tires off the camper and spare - 5
My cowboy hat ( emotional value only) - 1
Prowler 700 4 wheeler - 1
Large berm of soil at end of railroad - 1
Damage to the Camper:
The camper was broken in to one night, regardless of camera. The door was forced open and bent. Items taken were pulled off or cut. Therefore, the tubing for the propane was cut and also had to be replaced.
Damage to the Barn:
The barn back door was broken through and then the bolts were taken off the roll up door. The cables securing the 4 wheelers were cut with a torch, the tractor hood was opened, the camera was knocked off the tree, (and it was high up in the tree, needed a ladder to get to that. We knew something was up that night because the camera stopped sending us pictures. The next morning we found out why.) a gas can was sitting outside and everything was gone thru.
BUT God is good.... They had taken both 4 wheelers, but the one that was built for two stopped at the road and they left it there. We were able to get it back and going again.
The next day and night and next day was spent trying to secure the doors again and keep it safe. That was a cold night in December sleeping on that concrete floor trying to ensure they didn't come back for more. The coyotes were howling!
Covert Scouting Cameras
We have placed several types of cameras throughout or property in order to observe and capture images of any activities at "The Roost". We have determined the best cameras for our purposes have been the Covert Scouting Cameras. They are available in various types from those that will send you a picture, to the regular flash camera and all those in between. We were so impressed with the cameras, we became dealers. If you would like to purchase a camera, just email us at: BuzzardRoostFarms@gmail.com and we will get you one ordered. We think you will like them.