Coyotes, dogs, bears and mountain lions may kill more than one animal in a single episode, but often only one of the animals if fed upon. Smaller predators such as such as coyotes, foxes, and bobcats select lambs over adult sheep. The main Australian predator of sheep is the dingo, which is a large-enough danger to sheep to precipitate the construction of the world's largest fence: the Dingo Fence. Q Are alpacas effective at protecting sheep against dingoes and wild dogs? Bears and mountain lions take adult sheep as well as lambs. I personally do not believe in ‘re-homing’ a fox by trapping it, then driving out-of-town to the countryside before releasing it. Firstly, foxes are territorial animals and other foxes in the area will attack it, secondly, it will need to eat before too long and doesn’t know where to find food in its new environment. Foxes will kill a lamb before it has cleared the birth canal.” Feral Dogs – Wild dogs can be a problem anywhere it seems. Penning sheep at night in lots near buildings and near humans will deter many predators. All classes of sheep are in danger of attack from dogs: wild, feral or domestic. Firstly, foxes are territorial animals and other foxes in the area will attack it, secondly, it will need to eat before too long and doesn’t know where to find food in its new environment. A dog, or much worse still, a pack of dogs, can inflict massive damage on a sheep flock. At one time I had 4 badger setts and they killed the odd sheep if they found it stuck ,the sheep had blood all over, no wool pulled as fox does and meat taken from the thigh's . The simple fact is that foxes do not like alpacas and alpacas do not like foxes. A lambing ewe is a very vulnerable target. If the yard is well-lit, the risk is further reduced. Sheep producers in Australia, United States and western Canada have successfully used donkeys as guard animals, protecting sheep from predation by wolves, coyotes and dogs. I personally do not believe in ‘re-homing’ a fox by trapping it, then driving out-of-town to the countryside before releasing it. Livestock Protection. A dead carcass, left out, can introduce coyotes to sheep predation. To reduce the likelihood of these attacks occurring, Forcefield Active Technology has brought an innovative product – Foxlights – to the Irish market. Over the past three years 15,000 Foxlights have been sold in Australia and the product is growing in popularity among Irish farmers, as an effective way to protect young lambs and other vulnerable animals from foxes and other night predators. After a little research the Parry family contacted Tim Hey at Inca Alpaca and decided to buy two wethers, Chico and Maximus.