Here in our county, a man just got $380 from the county commissioners as a reimbursement for 35 chickens that were killed by a fox. "Commissioner Bob Proud said according to Ohio law, if a wild animal kills livestock, the owner can petition the county commissioners for reimbursement."
We're incensed (incensed, I tell you). I wouldn't ask for reimbursement for my chickens that disappear. The county can't afford to reimburse everyone and it's our responsibility to protect our chickens. And when the predators win, well, they get a good meal and we get more careful.
No word on what evidence was produced to show it was a fox.