I think two possums were caught, that's what I think the fur is, I'm pretty sure about that.
What I don't get is how they were both removed from the traps with no parts left behind. I've had hawks and owls eat caught possums but they always dine right at the set and leave the remains.
I've had fox take rabbits out and coyotes kill foxes but always there are remains and/or body parts.
Human interference would explain the lack of body parts but that is highly unlikely. I've trapped this farm with sole permission for nine years and only ever had one incident with a moron disguised as a deer hunter. Besides that wouldn't explain the scattered fur.
I set the traps late in the day the day before and checked them before sun up the next morning. I guess it could have been coon hunters but I'm a not aware of any in the area, and this is my home area, I know a lot about was goes on around here.
Besides, who would want to steal grinners.
My working theory is that two possums were caught and a pack of yotes came along and took them. I'm going to search some nearby heavy cover as soon as I get a chance to see if I can find remains.
For now, back to business, caught a fox this morning in the same set that held one of the possums.