mercredi 25 janvier 2012

Coyotes in the neighborhood?

   Funny how very little distance is all the difference in the world. On our side of the road we haven't heard a coyote nor seen one.
   But directly across the road, a couple of my neighbors have seen coyotes and hear them loudly barking at night.
   It concerns me what with having a small Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for a pet, we're cautious when we let her out in the evening.
   Our yard isn't fenced. Rather we have a cable buried which gives off a beep when the dog gets close to the boundary. Fat chance that would have of keeping coyotes out.
   I know coyotes have to eat but their killing seems so senseless. House pets that are found deceased presumable due to a coyote attack are left for dead almost as if the killing is out of pure fun or joy.
   So far, I haven't learned of any attacks in our area brought on by these predators. When we do have snow, indications seem to be that the rabbit population is still healthy despite the presence of these animals.
   Be careful and cautious when letting pets out. Keep them close to home and if need be, tether them on a short line.

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